Next time you are at Vic General near the gift shop, look out the window. It may just look like a rock and plants but this area is being maintained as a native plant garden. Weeds and non-native plants have been removed and additional native plants have been added to what plants were already there. Most of the added plants were salvaged from areas where development forced their removal. Most of the area is typical of the local Garry oak ecosystem and the back of the area transitions into coastal Douglas fir habitat. Follow the link below to see photos of this garden in the Neighbourhood Pictures section. This is a project supported by the Vancouver Rock & Alpine Garden Society and the Native Plant Study Group. For more details about the project, contact Agnes Lynn at thelynns at