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Finnerty Gardens

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3800 Finnerty Rd | University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia V8P 5C2, Canada
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Relaxing shady walk

Originally created with a donation of 300 rhododendrons. Enormous mature trees shade all the... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
MandMUrban
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Toronto, Canada
Beautiful in spring

This is a must for the rhododendron lover. It's a very quiet garden on the grounds of the... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
dundr2015
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Victoria, Canada
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  • Average8%
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3800 Finnerty Rd | University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia V8P 5C2, Canada

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Originally created with a donation of 300 rhododendrons. Enormous mature trees shade all the pathways. Students study and relax on benches. Many interesting specimens. Visitor centre holds a wide variety of classes. You can park for free on the street outside the University grounds.

Thank MandMUrban
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is a must for the rhododendron lover. It's a very quiet garden on the grounds of the University of Victoria. In spring the place comes alive with all kinds of different rhododendron flowers. It is perfect for a short stroll, or a quiet hour...More

Thank dundr2015
Reviewed 2 September 2017

If you enjoy gardening or just like flowers come here to enjoy this very well maintained garden. As a gardener this place makes me want to deny I have any gardening skills

Thank chris g
Reviewed 23 August 2017

A gorgeous array of gardens linked by a wide gravel path. Easy to navigate with a stroller, walker or other mobility aid. Some plants are labeled with common and botanical names. Convenient benches for resting and enjoying the foliage, blossoms, birds and insects. Yes there...More

Thank VJRose
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Finnerty Gardens are free to visit but you do have to pay to park since the gardens are on the University of Victoria's campus. The gardens are nice and I liked that the plants seemed to be growing organically and were not overly manicured. I...More

Thank Victoria V
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Beautiful spot for a quiet walk in greenery, especially to see the many rhodos in bloom in the spring, but I'm sure it would be great any time of year. Parking is pay, but that's the only cost. We spent over an hour wandering up...More

Thank canuckduet
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Finnerty Gardens is a real gem! It is lovingly cared for by people who love plants and nature. There is nothing contrived about this garden, it flows naturally and has a powerful sense of calm and beauty. Make time to treat yourself to this sweet...More

Thank MizJudy
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This is a great garden to walk through, to stop and read a book, have a romantic stroll, or just walk through and enjoy nature. The paths are wide and easy to navigate. Many of the rhodo's & plants are tagged with name & species....More

Thank GordonHeadFamily
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We heard about this garden after asking about places and things to do in Victoria. This garden is on the southeast corner of the University of Victoria campus. This is free to the public and I would say it has comparable views to other private...More

2  Thank craig t
Reviewed 19 April 2017

It took me nearly 4 years of going to UVIC to actually check out the finnerty garden. It's actually awesome and I'm sure especially interesting for botanist or biology fans. Tonnes of different exotic species and a decent size. One of the nights we went...More

Thank Dave Z
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