Monday, October 24, 2011

Butchart Gardens

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.

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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!)

 

5 comments:

Gilly said...

Those gardens look really great. whereabouts are they? We have lovely gardens here, some owned by the Royal Horticultural Society, but it takes a lot of man-hours to keep them in trim, and with costs being what they are, corners get cut!

I would love towander around those gardens with my sister, who is garden mad!

bj said...

Mr. Sweet and I were there a couple summers ago..it is so beautiful, I couldn't even believe it.

ellen b. said...

Looks like you really had great weather and lots of lovely color at Butchart. A penthouse...sounds so New York! :-)

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

You are torturing me so.

The gardens are on my bucket list. Luckily I should eventually get there as they are also on my husbands list.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Lovely gardens! Looks like a fun visit! Hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie