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Gardens & Parks

Victoria has long been known as the "City of Gardens." With our mild climate, gardening is a year round passion which has resulted in an abundant array of gardens world renowned for their beauty and individual charm.

As early as March 1 every year Victoria enjoys over two billion blooms and we do an annual flower count to prove it. We also have a hanging basket tradition that spans over 75 years. Hanging baskets are placed on downtown lampposts every June to signal the start of summer. When Victoria's baskets were first introduced, the practice of hanging flower baskets in public areas was limited to a few European cities. Our hanging flower baskets are now a trademark recognized around the world.

Beacon Hill Park is Victoria's main urban green space with over 190 acres (75 hectares) to explore. Located adjacent to Victoria's southern shore, it includes numerous playing fields, manicured gardens, exotic species of plants and animals such as wild peacocks, a petting zoo and views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic mountain range. The sport of cricket has been played in Beacon Hill Park since the mid-nineteenth century. Each summer, Beacon Hill Park plays host to several outdoor concerts and the Luminara Community Lantern Festival.

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Abkhazi Garden

1964 Fairfield Road
Victoria, BC V8S 1H4
Phone:  (250) 598-8096
Fax:  (250) 598-8076
The garden offers an escape from the rush of modern life. Created in 1946 by Prince and Princess Abkhazi, it is a heritage garden famous for its majestic trees and dramatic site. As a dynamic and ... more

Ayum Creek Park

5585 Sooke Rd
Sooke, BC .
Six-hectares in size, Ayum Creek Park is a birdwatchers' paradise! The small creek that enters the water just behind Goodrich Peninsula is a haven for swans and other birds. There are many bird boxes ... more

The Butchart Gardens Ltd.

800 Benvenuto Avenue
Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1J8
Phone:  (250) 652-4422   Toll Free:  (866) 652-4422
Fax:  (250) 652-3883
Come enjoy our breathtaking 22 ha (55 acres) of gardens year around. In Spring, countless tulips, daffodils and hyacinths will give you a buffet of fragrances and colours. You’ll be saying “wow” when ... more

Butterfly Gardens, Victoria

1461 Benvenuto Avenue
Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1J5
Phone:  (250) 652-3822   Toll Free:  (877) 722-0272
Fax:  (250) 652-4683
Victoria Butterfly Gardens offers a rare opportunity to experience a tropical jungle in the northern hemisphere. We are home to ducks, flamingos, rare tropical birds, a chameleon, geckos, poison dart ... more

Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf
1 Dallas Road
Victoria, BC V8V 0B2
Just around the corner from Victoria's Inner Harbour, Fisherman's Wharf is a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered. With a brand new park offering an area for kids to play or for adults to read a ... more

The Gardens at HCP

505 Quayle Road
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7
Phone:  (250) 479-6162
Fax:  (250) 479-6047
The Gardens at HCP (formerly Glendale Gardens & Woodland) includes over five acres of gardens on a 103 acre site in Saanich, just outside Victoria, BC. These lovely gardens are set in a conservation ... more

Government House

1401 Rockland Avenue
Victoria, BC V8S 1V9
Phone:  (250) 387-2080
Government House is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor and the ceremonial home of all British Columbians. The grounds embrace 36 acres, including formal gardens and a rare Garry oak ... more

Hatley Park National Historic Site

2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, BC V9B 5Y2
Phone:  (250) 391-2666   Toll Free:  (866) 241-0674
Fax:  (250) 391-2620
Hatley Park National Historic Site offers a world of opportunities to visitors of all ages to discover heritage treasures, stroll through glorious gardens, and explore the scenic beauty of this ... more

Milner Gardens & Woodland

2179 West Island Highway
Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1G1
Phone:  (250) 752-6153
Fax:  (250) 752-3826
Milner Gardens and Woodland - a beautiful estate garden in its natural coastal Douglas fir woodland setting. Come discover the unspoiled natural beauty and unique heritage home found within ... more

For more information on nearby parks check out these helpful links:
British Columbia Parks: Discover the many parks in British Columbia.
Capital Regional Parks: Over 30 parks for your outdoors enjoyment on Vancouver Island.
Saanich Parks: Explore parks right near downtown Victoria.