Butchart Gardens is one of the most beautiful gardens that I have been to on the Island. I love flowers though, not the cut ones that are given to people for birthdays and as signs of love, but flowers that are in the ground, growing and blooming.

Coming into the Garden you are already enlightened by the beautiful sight of pinks, oranges, purples, reds and pretty much every colour you can think of! In the spring, all the flowers are in full bloom, they are absolutely gorgeous. There is a book that is given to each guest that lists all the flowers, the names with pictures.

People come to the garden for many reasons. The trees are a huge attraction, there are over 90 different ones. They can be as simple as an apple tree or as unique as Koelreuteria paniculata (Golden-rain tree). Some come to just smell the roses from the huge rose garden that holds over 70 different roses. When you walk into the rose garden its one of the most beautiful smells in the world. All the different types combined in one area is absolutely fantastic. There are other attractions such as the Japanese Garden, Sunken Garden, Italian Garden, Mediterranean Garden and Bog Garden.

My Favourite part of the gardens though is the lily’s. There are so many different types of lily’s, and they are spread out around the gardens. Since my favourite flower is the Pink Lily, when I learned about the rare red lily I got really excited. This was one of the more vibrant and bright flowers I had ever seen before, the variety of lily’s in this garden is what really got me to love Butchart Gardens.

The rest of the garden is pretty spectacular. In the summer there is a firework show every Saturday night. I don’t think I’ve ever seen this incredible of a show of fireworks in my life. I’ve been to Disneyland, Canada day events, special firework shows and nothing has even compared to how amazing the ones at Butchart Gardens are. They start off the music to whatever the theme is that week and the fireworks go to the music for over half an hour. It’s exciting, happy, and a very fun experience that I would recommend to everyone! My picture does not do it justice.

There are many amazing parts about Butchart Gardens, but one of the coolest is the Carousel

The Carousel costs $2 per ride, but its quite fun. It’s open from when the garden opened till close! I hope if you go to the gardens you’ll be able to go on this ride. Lots of people go to the garden and don’t know about the carousel, if you want to find it, its near the totem pole’s.

Now! If you get hungry there are so many different options. There is the Cafeteria, the gelato shop, the cafe, and the High Tea and Restaurant. In the Cafeteria, there are fresh fish and chicken made right there for lunches or dinners and lots of different options for dietary needs. The Cafe is at the front of the garden near the gift shop. There are sandwiches and drinks there if you just need a bit of food. The fanciest place in the Garden is going for High Tea. Most of the time you’ll need a reservation if you want to go to the Dining Room Restaurant. They serve high tea between certain times of the day and lunch and dinner. The restaurant over looks the Italian Garden and the food in incredible!

I hope that you will be able to go to Butchart Gardens as It is one of the most memorable places on the Island to go!

http://www.butchartgardens.com/gardens

This is me at the Garden ! Have a great time!

Cheers

Serena

Written by: Serena

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