Butchart Gardens, Victoria BC Canada
Have you ever visited the Butchart Gardens in Victoria B.C.?
I just got back from a little trip with my family to Victoria Canada. For those unfamiliar with Victoria, it’s on Vancouver Island and is the capital of British Columbia.
I have been to Victoria many times over the years for class trips when I was in elementary school and to visit friends when i got older. I have done almost all of the touristy stuff there is to do in town like visiting the government buildings and museums.
One of the only attractions in Victoria that I hadn’t visited up until this trip was the Butchart Gardens.
The Butchart Gardens is a group of floral display gardens in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada, located near Victoria on Vancouver Island. The gardens receive close to a million visitors each year. The gardens have been designated a National Historic Site of Canada.
This is a view of the Sunken Garden which was formed over an old limestone quarry. This area of the grounds is definitely the star of the show. It was overcast when we visited and I can only imagine how much more beautiful it looks in the bright sunshine.
In addition to Sunken Garden there are several other gardens on the grounds. There is the Japanese Garden, the Rose Garden (not in bloom yet) and the Italian Garden. There is also a large area for outdoor concerts. The battery on my nice camera and my phone both died while we were exploring the grounds so I wasn’t able to take as many pictures as I would have liked, but I did get some nice snaps of the gardens.