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Everyone kept telling me to go to Government House when I first came to Victoria. I did visit it in 2015 with my granddaughter but we just walked around the front gardens. It was only this year when my friend who visits there almost daily...More
Despite having been to Victoria numerous times, had never been here before. The house is immense with lovely grounds that are apparently kept by a huge team (something like 400!) volunteer gardeners. It is a large property with walking trails to enjoy.
We walked the 35 minutes or so from downtown UPHILL to Government House. The grounds are beautiful, the totem pole is lovely. Not sure if anyone can have a tour of the building but we could say now that we went to the place that...More
Cannot make it out to Buchart Gardens because your cruise ship idiotically docks after 4pm? Try Government House gardens and experience a Royal lodge's park, magnificent trees, wonderful rose and herb gardens. Black-tailed deer, too! We could only peer through the windows into the "House"...More
The house itself is rarely open to the public, but the gardens are open daily. And my, what gardens they are! There are acres of beautifully landscaped gardens with benches and paths -- and very few people. My husband and I spent about an hour...More
If yo udon't have the time or cash to see Butchart Gardens, then head here. It is located in Rockland not far from downtown Victoria. The gardens are smaller, but well kept and beautiful. The rose garden is one of my favorites. The tea shop...More
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Nope fee - and the grounds are always open (except when member of the Royal family are staying there). Occasionally there are events happening in the house or on the grounds which are also open to the public - my favourite... More
Nope fee - and the grounds are always open (except when member of the Royal family are staying there). Occasionally there are events happening in the house or on the grounds which are also open to the public - my favourite is the New Year's Day Levee.