[PR] Gain and Get More Likes and Followers on Instagram.

thebutchartgardens thebutchartgardens

1487 posts   19109 followers   1073 followings

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


And so it has begun. The Japanese Garden is always at least a week behind the Sunken Garden when it comes to fall colour. It's here now and it won't last long!

That magical autumn sun illuminates the leaves.
Photo credit: @itkasan_images

As the seasons evolve in The Gardens, changes in the flora at the end of the season offer some of the most incredible displays. Perhaps considered one of the best times to visit The Gardens by many, the autumn season boldly paints the garden palette with rich colours and falling leaves. Nestled amongst a picturesque green forest and rolling green lawns, our stunning tree collection is reaching its prime of the season.

This image showcases the changing of seasons in two ways. First, the colourful fall leaves in the foreground. Secondly, a member of our gardening team is switching out the beds with plants that will bloom in coming seasons.

Shades of autumn

This vantage point from the Sunken Garden ramp provides a natural frame for looking out at the fall colours.

Fall colours surround the Ross Fountain as it dances for passing visitors.

The Chrysanthemums in the Italian Garden provide a refreshing splash of colour this time of year.

Throwback Thursday to summer in the Italian Garden.
Repost @sassyfabs

Early risers are rewarded with beautiful morning light peeking through the trees. We open at 9am for those seeking the morning experience at The Gardens.

The dragon is a striking granite and bronze fountain, measuring two meters high by three meters long, weighing in excess of 2700kg. It is said that dragons are associated with good weather. We hope this proves true during your visit to The Gardens this autumn.

A few years ago we came up with a brilliant idea to plant a cover crop of pumpkins and gourds on our massive piles of compost. This was obviously a match made in heaven as the pumpkins thrived on the warmth and abundance of nutrients from the compost. However, what is especially beneficial to us is that pumpkins and gourds are allelopathic, which is to say that they inhibit other plants (read weeds) from growing amongst them. The final result for us is a (almost) weed free compost pile with the bonus of a bumper crop of a ridiculous variety of unconventional, conventional and novelty pumpkins and gourds that we use in various displays around the property.

Most Popular Instagram Hashtags