In the midst of all our Christmas preparations, I was going through my photographs and came across some of one of my favorite spots on earth, Butchart Gardens, on Vancouver Island, at Brentwood Bay in British Columbia. Since I moved to the San Francisco area a little over thirty years ago, I've been to the Seattle, Vancouver and Victoria area at least twenty times and, many of those trips, have included a stop at Buchart Gardens. While my favorite time to visit the Gardens is in late June when the roses are blooming, it is always spectacular.
Butchart Gardens maintains an informative website with information about events, their different growing seasons, the restaurants, the gardens history, wedding planning, their online store and much more. Check it out at: http://www.butchartgardens.com
Here are just a few of my pictures from one of my visits. They do not really do the Gardens justice!