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Cannot make it out to Buchart Gardens because your cruise ship idiotically docks after 4pm? Try Government House gardens and experience a Royal lodge's park, magnificent trees, wonderful rose and herb gardens. Black-tailed deer, too! We could only peer through the windows into the "House"...More
The house itself is rarely open to the public, but the gardens are open daily. And my, what gardens they are! There are acres of beautifully landscaped gardens with benches and paths -- and very few people. My husband and I spent about an hour...More
If yo udon't have the time or cash to see Butchart Gardens, then head here. It is located in Rockland not far from downtown Victoria. The gardens are smaller, but well kept and beautiful. The rose garden is one of my favorites. The tea shop...More
A bit out of the way but worth the visit. Building was closed on Saturday when we visited but the grounds are always open I believe. Lots to see and enjoy a quiet walk. Flowers are gorgeous. There are also several buildings with costumes and...More
The gardens at Govt. House are spectacular. Much better than the Disneyland spectacle of Butchart Gardens, much more peaceful, less crowded, and free to the public. Information panels around the gardens provide lots of historical info. We intended on spending an hour here but ended...More
This is a great place to visit for the beautiful grounds and gardens. We actually have been here many times and still found new areas we hadn't walked through before. We sat in the shade on the lawn and had a picnic lunch. They had...More
The volunteers that work in the gardens and the museums really make the visit special. We loved the tour of the ladies gowns in the costume museum given by Pat. Thanks to Ann who spent some time with us in the military costume museum and...More
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Nope fee - and the grounds are always open (except when member of the Royal family are staying there). Occasionally there are events happening in the house or on the grounds which are also open to the public - my favourite... More
Nope fee - and the grounds are always open (except when member of the Royal family are staying there). Occasionally there are events happening in the house or on the grounds which are also open to the public - my favourite is the New Year's Day Levee.