There are few things that can fill a spirit with brilliant aesthetic pleasure like a well-kempt show garden.  The Butchart Gardens near Victoria, British Columbia, Canada is a gorgeous garden worthy of a visit if you are near Victoria. We stopped there as the final port on our Alaska Cruise.

butchart garden 1

The gardens cover 55 acres with over 900 varieties and 50 full time gardeners.  Most of the cruise lines offer expeditions here. I will share with you my wonderful readers a few of my photos of this wonderful oasis of beauty in the world.

butchart garden 3

The garden has statuaries, fountains, and many other wonderful features.

butchart garen fountain

A local dock sits towards the back of the garden and offers a view worthy of meditation imaging.

butchart garden dock

Plan at least 2 hours for a quick visit and longer for a more full visit including delicious food.  Enjoy if you go.  Let me know what you thought if you’ve been here.