Butchart Gardens http://goo.gl/yJQqMa BY JORGE GARCIA
Nearly a century ago, Jennie Butchart, wife of cement manufacturer Robert Butchart, transformed a depleted limestone quarry into these stunning, world-renowned show gardens. Allow ample time to enjoy the 22 hectares (55 acres) of floral displays, a sunken garden, a rose garden, a Japanese garden, an Italian garden, the Show Greenhouse and Star Pond. The gardens are a designated National Historic Site of Canada and attract over a million visitors a year. (There are also restaurants, shops and services on-site.)
Butchart Gardens On A Summer Day
Take the time to stroll the gardens when in Victoria BC. Imagined in 1904, let yours run wild today.