About a half an hour from Victoria is The Butchart Gardens. The story of the gardens can be found here. The amazing thing about this place was that it started out as a family home garden. And now, over 100 years later, it is an incredible amusement park of flowers. I probably took 300 pictures at this place (thank goodness for digital) because every direction I looked was gorgeous.
The Butchart's home has been turned into a restaurant and outdoor patio area.
The begonias were mind blowing!
The Butchart Gardens was hands down the best part of this trip - a breathtaking place.