The most beautiful place I've ever
visited is Butchart Gardens in Victoria,
When we planned our summer vacation/anniversary trip, Butchart Gardens was at the top of our list. We had visited there about 10 years ago and I've been yearning to return.
We visited during the summer months when the garden is in full bloom and the
weather is perfect. The variety of plant material is amazing and the condition of the gardens is impeccable!
The garden is divided into "rooms" and I've decided to share the garden in several posts so that I could share each "garden room".
When you enter the gardens the main walkway takes you to the original home of the Butcharts.
This color combination is one of my favorites and the plants are easy to grow here in Oklahoma. The blue salvia, pink begonias, dusty miller and geraniums are a foolproof combo for a warm garden.
The home now houses a restaurant and just outside is Mrs. Butchart's original private garden area. She was an amazing gardener and turned an old rock quarry into one of the most photographed gardens in the world.
I love the arbor and flower boxes!
If you have never visited the gardens or Vancouver Island, do yourself a favor and go during the summer.
Spring is around the corner
and I can't wait to plant flowers!
I'm linking with
Susan's Outdoor Wednesday
Next post: The sunken quarry garden
Wow!! How beautiful.ReplyDelete
What an awesome place. Wish I could see it personally. Enjoyed it through your eyes tho.ReplyDelete
Great shots. Beautiful.ReplyDelete
My favorite garden too! Love the sunken garden best! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I've been twice and would love to return. It is my favorite garden too! Thanks for sharing your visit.ReplyDelete
it really is a beautiful place.ReplyDelete
Oh Miss Bloomers, I am in love with this garden. I am a new follower. HAPPY GROUND HOG'S DAY!ReplyDelete
Breathtakingly beautiful Sonia! So glad you were able to visit and thanks for sharing pix. :)ReplyDelete