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Bloedel conservatory

Post by Okanagan desert-palms » Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:15 pm

Here are some pics from the Bloedel conservatory Vancouver B.C. Lots of tropical plants and birds.Enjoy.


http://www.greatervancouverparks.com/BloedelCons05.html

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Post by BILL MA » Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:53 pm

That looks like a great place to visit John, especially in the middle of winter. All the parrots are really cool too, nice tropical touch.

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Post by lucky1 » Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:56 pm

Beautiful pics John, thanks.

I hear they're short of money to maintain it...
Lay off a few bureaucrats or don't let politicians buy new office furniture...the conservatory is more important!

So there... :x
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They're shutting it down!

Post by lucky1 » Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:00 pm

I'm stunned.

the Vancouver Parks Board has voted to shut down the Bloedel Conservatory...too expensive!
How many parks board directors do they need?
Reduce to one, and put the rest of the money into the conservatory.

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Post by Okanagan desert-palms » Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:28 pm

It is a crappy decision. How the hell do other cities keep their conservatories running. I wonder what they are going to do with all the plants and birds. This part they have not mentioned.

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Post by lucky1 » Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:23 pm

Other cities have their priorities figured out.
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Post by hardyjim » Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:09 am

How do you close a place like that down?
Stop feeding the parrots,stop watering the plants?
I know George Bush spent all our money here in the states,didn't know he spent yours too! :shock:
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Post by BILL MA » Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:32 am

What a bunch of S#!T, seriously how could they close a place like that down. What a shame! You guys up there should try and get a few plants and parrots from them.

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Post by Jay-Admin » Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:39 am

It's sucks. :evil: Never even had the chance to take my kids there.
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Post by Okanagan desert-palms » Sat Nov 28, 2009 4:10 pm

Here`s the kicker the six parks board members that voted to shut it down are in line for a 4% raise 2010. That exceeds the amount it would take to keep the conservatory running . GREED! :twisted:

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Post by DesertZone » Sat Nov 28, 2009 4:14 pm

hardyjim wrote:I know George Bush spent all our money here in the states,didn't know he spent yours too! :shock:
:lol: yea and don't forget the man we have now is spending more money than all the others before him combined. :roll:
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Post by DesertZone » Sat Nov 28, 2009 4:16 pm

Okanagan desert-palms wrote:Here`s the kicker the six parks board members that voted to shut it down are in line for a 4% raise 2010. That exceeds the amount it would take to keep the conservatory running . GREED! :twisted:

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That sucks! What a cool place, I think I would show up to a few board meetings. :x
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Post by hardyjim » Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:32 pm

DesertZone wrote:
hardyjim wrote:I know George Bush spent all our money here in the states,didn't know he spent yours too! :shock:
:lol: yea and don't forget the man we have now is spending more money than all the others before him combined. :roll:




Maybe if something happened to him they could keep it open :wink:
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Post by DesertZone » Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:09 pm

I hope they keep it open, and I wish we had something like that here. :x
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Post by lucky1 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:58 pm

Jeez, I doubt I could afford to buy ANY of those valuable plants if they had a humongous sale...or a parrot for that matter.

But I might have a few sheckles for part of their conservatory ROOF...hmmmmm.

I'd give my teeth for a conservatory...a real one you can stand up in and go for a walk in, bigger than a house.
Dreams only! :cry:

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Post by Okanagan desert-palms » Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:36 pm

I will be in Vancouver next week and will see if I can get any pics and some answers from the staff.

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Post by Okanagan desert-palms » Sun Dec 20, 2009 1:07 pm

Some pics of the conservatory and the city Vancouver B.C. Canada. They will keep it open private or public.
http://okanaganpalms.multiply.com/photo ... ia_Canada#
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Post by lucky1 » Sun Dec 20, 2009 3:25 pm

Glad the conservatory won't be dismantled and removed (you were maybe hoping ?????)

Beautiful facility, must be fun with the parrots flying around those exotic plant specimens.

Strange that Veitchia label was wired to the palm :shock:

The outdoors Trachies have sure grown, but some look pretty ragged.
Maybe from last winter?

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Post by Vicbowling » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:30 am

I hope they manage to keep it open too. Does anyone know the status of it at the moment? It would be a real shame to let it go. I have fond memories of visiting it when I was a kid. Instead of shuting it down they should upgrade it and build more of them!

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Post by lucky1 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:43 pm

Hi Vicbowling! Welcome to the forum.

I think the Parks Department said they would review "the situation" again in April.

I agree with John's comment:
keep it open private or public
Like anything to do with government, there are lots of things they can cut BEFORE they close down a prize like the Conservatory...
residents can see to that! A few letters to the editor should do it. :twisted:

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Post by Okanagan desert-palms » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:30 pm

The squeeky wheel will get the grease. I hope all the palm loving people shout long enough to reverse any decision to close this gem. Vicbowling I have been to La Casa resort a few times. Seems with a name like that the only thing missing are some palm trees. If you are interested in purchasing palm trees pm. me.



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Post by lucky1 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:48 pm

Vicbowling...I've seen John's palm trees! They are stunning and huge!
If you needed a testimonial... :D

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