Today this hubby and I went for a walk down the street the Lieutenant Govenor’s mansion. There are nice walking paths there that are open to the public.
Then we went to the Butchart Gardens.
Before touring the gardens we went to their high tea.
Once fortified we toured the gardens. The Butchart’s mined lime for cement. They built their home next to the quarry. Later on Mrs. Butchart gradually converted the whole thing into a huge garden. It was quite nice to see now but in the summer it is FULL of flowers. My favorite part was the Japanese Garden.
There were lots of tranquil spots that begged for a good book and loads of down time.
We also toured the house the Butchart’s lived in. It wasn’t much on the outside but the inside was nice.
And they set up a carousel for the kids…I couldn’t resist!
You can’t go to BC without the obligatory totum pole photo.
Bye until tomorrow.