Butchart Gardens employs about 500 people to keep its pristine condition. There was not a weed or a fallen leaf in sight. We spoke to a neighbor of the gardens who has a yearly pass and comes every 2 weeks because new plantings and seasonal displays are always occurring. In the evenings there are fireworks but we had worn out our feet by then and didn’t care to stay.
So we went home and made supper in our Penthouse which they had moved us into while we were gone. (Yes, the second night I found available was in the penthouse, so we had to suffer. But we packed our stuff up in the morning and it was in our new room that night. Nice!)