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.





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!)



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 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