Victoria Journals

Floral Fantasy on Vancouver Island

A June 2007 trip to Victoria by weeblewobble46

Quote: What do you call a limestone pit that has been transformed? Butchart Gardens!

Butchart Gardens

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What do you call a limestone pit that has been transformed? Butchart Gardens!I never would have believed the beauty in that riddle until I witnessed the springtime beauty of the gardens. The flowers that were in bloom ranged from the ethereal whites to the deepest reds. I was surprised at the amount of flowers that were in bloom. I guess that I shouldn't have been since the zone 8 gardens are in a temperate rain forest microclimate and have abundant moisture and warm temps for most of the year.The hanging baskets that seemed to be an everpresent item in Victoria were also in abundance here. Our tour guide, D'Arcy, took photos of each of us under an arbor laden with the multicolored bas...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 15, 2007

Butchart Gardens
800 Benvenuto Ave
Brentwood Bay, British Columbia V8M 1J8
(250) 652-4422