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The Butchart Gardens  A National Historic Site of Canada, 22 ha/55 acres of wonderful floral display located in Greater Victoria on Vancouver Island.

http://www.butchartgardens.com/

Morning light in the Sunken Garden.

The 'Mellow Yellow' Rose.
Established in 1929, the Rose Garden is home to over 250 Rose varieties.

The Dahlia border is home to over 600 plants, with some expected to grow over 10 feet tall.

Did somebody say nectar?

There's something magical about watching interactions like these.

The Dahlias are starting to appear. That means the Dahlia Border will come to life soon.

It's amazing what can be seen when you look a little closer.

The Begonia Bower is home to a stunning selection of Begonia and Fuchsia hanging baskets. It's a nice place to take a few pictures and relax in the shade before continuing your stroll through The Gardens.

A serene garden setting near the Star Pond.

Located outside the Dining Room Restaurant is the Private Garden.
It is the only garden on property where visitors can peer through the gate but not enter.

It's tough to capture moments like this because they are always zipping around The Gardens.
We're curious - have you been able to get good photos of a hummingbird?

*Matching*

Pictured here is the Western Tiger Swallowtail butterfly matching the Lantana flower it's landed on and the American Goldfinch matching the Rose it's landed on.
What a beautiful day at The Gardens.

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