June 18, 2010
Victoria is known as the city of gardens. In summer, the city itself is festooned with wonderful hanging baskets and decorated with beautiful curb side plantings. There are many private gardens to see as you drive around, and several public gardens of particular note.
Abkhazi Gardens, rescued recently from the encroaching undergrowth is now a wonderful English Country strolling garden. 1964 Fairfield Road, Victoria, B.C. (250) 598-8096 | Toll Free: 1-888-738-0533
Butchart Gardens, a spectacular show garden not to be missed.
Government House, the gardens at the home of our Lieutennant Governor is open to public viewing and hosts several special events throughout the year. 1401 Rockland Avenue, close to downtown Victoria.
Hatley Castle Gardens, set on the grounds of Royal Roads University is an extensive seaside garden featuring the walled Italian Garden and the intriquing Japanese garden walk.
Horticultural Centre of the Pacific. A demonstration garden featuring many native species. There are experienced gardeners on hand at most times to tell you the story.
Finnnerty Gardens, at the University of Victoria is known for its collection of Rhododendrons. Finnerty Road
June 18, 2010
While exploring the city of Victoria, be sure to include a visit to the Royal BC Museum, which offers an expansive permanent museum collection, as well as exciting visiting exhibits, and is home to the National Geographic IMAX theatre.
their permanent collection, including Canada’s own Group of Seven, in addition to works by significant contemporary artists.