What’s Growing in The Butchart Gardens?
A Gardener’s Paradise
What’s growing in The Butchart Gardens? Everything! This world-famous garden in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, is a not-to-be-missed destination for garden lovers. With over a million bedding plants in over 900 varieties, it is a National Historic Site of Canada. I spent two hours here on a recent trip and it wasn’t long enough! I’m already planning my next trip back.
This is what a happy gardener in gardener’s paradise looks like.
The Sunken Garden at The BuTchart Gardens
I had no idea what to expect — after rounding the curving walkway, it opens up to this view. Hard to imagine it was once a worked-out limestone quarry.
The Hanging Baskets at The Butchart Gardens
The eye candy never ends at The Butchart Gardens. The hanging baskets were one of my favorite parts of the gardens. Not sure how the 50 full-time gardeners manage it, but all the baskets were at peak-bloom at the same time! Very impressive.
The Rose Garden at The Butchart Gardens
Roses of every type and shape are the stars of the Rose Garden. The rose-covered walls and trellises are stunning. Many other annual and perennial flowers adorn this part of the garden. Every view takes your breath away. The sweat-pea willow trellises were a personal favorite.
The Other Gardens at The Butchart Gardens
The Mediterranean Garden, Piazza, Italian Garden, Star Pond and Japanese Garden are all filled with breath-taking views. The Butchart Gardens cover 55 acres.
Even the Trash is Beautiful at The Butchart Gardens
What’s growing in The Butchart Gardens? The trash cans are covered with blooms, as is everything else in the gardens.
The Butchart Gardens is also Beautiful at Night
My trip was quick and the light seemed to fade even quicker. Luckily, the garden is lit and beautiful at day’s end. I’m looking forward to a return trip to see what’s growing in The Butchart Gardens during other seasons of the year.