Featured Botanical Garden: Butchart Gardens, Victoria, B.C.


If you want to see a garden that is out of this world and not too far away if you live on the West coast, the Butchart Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia are well worth the trip. Start planning now for a trip in the early summer to see the ever-changing plantings on this privately owned 55-acre property. The pictures I took above were taken in the first week of June in 2005 when the garden was celebrating its 100 year anniversary. My husband and I were on a trip through the Pacific Northwest and made sure we didn’t miss this garden when we took the ferry over to Vancouver Island.

Make a day of it to tour all corners of the gardens, have afternoon tea in its tea room and in the summer months, stay for evening fireworks. Currently it’s “Spring Prelude” season at the garden. They are open to the public every day of the year. Be sure to put this garden on your list.

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