Victoria B.C. - The City of Gardens
Always Something Blooming in the City of Gardens
The B.C.'s romantic capital is located on the southern tip of gorgeous Vancouver
Island, surounded by wild beauty of the Pacific Ocean and its coast.
Victoria is a major tourism destination seeing more than 3.65 million
visitors a year and a cruise ship port where cruise liners stop at
Ogden Point terminal. The city also receives economic benefits from its
close proximity to Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, the Canadian
military’s main Pacific naval base. Downtown Victoria also serves as
regional downtown, where many night clubs, theatres, restaurants and
pubs are clustered, and where much larger regional public events occur.
In particular, Canada Day fireworks displays and Symphony Splash
concerts draw tens of thousands of Greater Victorians and visitors to
the downtown core.
|Victoria is truly the City of Gardens.
This beautiful town has mild climate, which resulted in an abundant
array of gardens world renowned for their beauty. Victoria residents
have special passion for gardening. The California Current's mild
climate and unique west coast landscapes contributed together to
spectacular gardens with individual charm and international
acclaim.Tour one glorious garden after another and enjoy innumerable
flower beds and hanging baskets that bloom year-round. Visit the
Victoria's famous gardens and enjoy their individual charm:
Gardens - No visit to
Victoria is complete without seeing The Butchart Gardens and its 22ha (55 acres) of wonderful floral
display, special events all year long. Jennie Butchart began to shape
this magnificent landscape in 1904. She
established, in the style of the grand estates of the period, several
distinct gardens to evoke a range of aesthetic experiences.
Victoria Butterfly Gardens - Visit exotic orchids with hundreds of
free flying butterflies, withness the entire life cycle of the
buterfly, see carnivorous plant section, tropical plant sections. This
is truly a photographer's paradise and one of Victoria's most popular
- The Italian Gardens, the
Japanese Gardens and the Rose Gardens at Hatley Park, located on the
grounds of Royal Roads University are open to the general public.
Weddings are celebrated continuously here in the summer months. There
are also approximately 600+ acres of old-growth forest with hiking and
biking trails. Hatley Park is also home to Hatley Castle. Admission is
Glendale Gardens and Woodland - The non-profit Horticulture
Centre of the Pacific Society (HCP), which
was formed in 1979, operates Glendale Gardens & Woodland. The
peaceful rural site includes: 103 acres of
land leased from the provincial government and features demonstration
gardens, a conservation park and facilities for private and community
include: classroom, library, tearoom
(limited hours), gift shop,
greenhouses, a glasshouse and The Gathering Place, which facilitates weddings
Abkhazi Garden - The Abkhazi
Garden is an exquisite heritage home and garden located in
Victoria, British Columbia, a city known for its wonderful
Prince and Princess Abkhazi began creating their garden in 1946.
was the year they married and settled in Victoria, after living
separate lives touched by both privilege and tragedy. They
began to develop their one-acre property, and continued to maintain and
improve the garden throughout their lives together.
Beacon Hill Park - Beacon Hill Park is one of
downtown Victoria's crown jewels. The 200 acres was officially
established as a park in 1882, after being set aside in 1858 by James
Douglas, governor of Vancouver Island. The park is beautifully
landscaped and manicured with bridges, lakes and ponds, and an alpine
and rock garden. It is home to numerous species of ducks, birds and
Pacific Undersea Gardens - Victoria’s reputation as the
“City of Gardens” extends beneath the
tide-line! Visit home of the largest collection of local marine life to
found anywhere and come face to face with the excitement, the
wonder, the magic and mystery of the underwater world.