on December 9, 2005
What a spectacular place. I didn’t know that any setting could look this remarkable with only flowers and plants. You’ll definitely envy the Butchart Gardens for having perfect lawns and the flower beds, if you visit. Everywhere I looked in this garden color blossomed all around me. Walking leisurely through the gardens I felt overcome with a serene and undisturbed sensation, until I realized I couldn’t stay here forever. Although I thought it would be a perfect place to build my house.The Butchart Gardens offers 55 acres of floral displays and beautiful scenery with a few look outs to the bay. They have a lovely rose garden and even display a sunken garden. The whole area is covered with paths and trails for easy access to conveniently get around the property. There are two restaurants on the grounds and a few little convenient stands that offer ice creams and snacks. The dining room restaurant offers afternoon tea and nicer lunch and dinner selections. The Blue Poppy Restaurant offers a cafeteria style meal where you pick and choose everything that you want from a counter. The gardens are open all year round. The admission fee changes per season, the lowest I noticed was $12, and the highest was $23. Their website shows the current admission rates in case you are interested (www.butchartgardens.com). I originally thought the fee to get in was a little high but when I went and experienced these gardens I felt like the lifelong memory was well worth the money.
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