These internationally acclaimed floral display gardens started over 100 years ago and remain privately owned by the family. Jennie Butchart wanted to make her husband's depleted limestone quarry look better and the result is the Sunken Garden. Other gardens include the Rose Garden, the Japanese Garden and the Italian Garden. The gardens are meticulously maintained and provide a riot of colour... more
Stunning gardens which change with the seasons. Mid-January to end-March enjoy mild winter, plus Spring Prelude indoor garden and historical display. Summer: Night Illuminations, evening outdoor entertainment, Saturday night firework shows. Autumn: gorgeous fall colours. Christmas: tens of thousands of lights and Twelve Days of Christmas displays, plus evening entertainment and an... more
with lots of flowers and plants - so peaceful
These internationally acclaimed gardens were created after Robert Butchart exhausted the limestone quarry near his Tod Inlet home, about 22km (14 miles) from Victoria. His wife, Jenny, gradually landscaped the deserted eyesore into the resplendent Sunken Garden, opening it for public display in 1904. Over the years, a Rose Garden, Italian Garden, and Japanese Garden were added. The gardens --... more
Super impressive layout of flowers, trees and plants in peak health. The amount of work that goes into these gardens is hard to imagine.
I really enjoyed the Japanese Garden with its water and shade and fastidious grooming...check out the cobble in the streams that gives the water the shape of fish scales. Also very impressed by the Sunken Garden that inhabits a former quarry.
The Italian... more
Such a wonderful and well thought out garden. The history behind it is also nice. There is a ton to do here and could spend as little as a whole morning or entire day here.
My boyfriend took me here because I absolutely love flowers (love drawing them, love painting them, love seeing them) and I was ecstatic the entire time we were here. I was like a child in Disney Land.
Anyway, we woke up... more
So absolutely beautiful!!! My husband and I enjoyed our trip there very much!!! The flowers are so bright and healthy!