We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Wonderful flowers and gardens”
Review of Finnerty Gardens

Finnerty Gardens
Ranked #39 of 203 things to do in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Reviewed June 18, 2015

The gardens are long and very well maintained. Open all year long very interesting any time of the year. The gardens are located on the campus of the unversity of Victoria. Many paths to choose from leading you on to a different garden to see. Different varieties of flowers , plants and trees. Do not forget your camera

1  Thank Marie J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (91)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"cedar hill"
in 4 reviews
"quiet walk"
in 2 reviews
"year round"
in 2 reviews
"visiting victoria"
in 3 reviews
"rhododendrons"
in 27 reviews
"rhodos"
in 13 reviews
"plants"
in 14 reviews
"chapel"
in 6 reviews
"benches"
in 11 reviews
"paths"
in 9 reviews
"blooming"
in 5 reviews
"gardening"
in 2 reviews
"species"
in 4 reviews
"beauty"
in 6 reviews
"visitors"
in 6 reviews
"leash"
in 2 reviews
"deer"
in 3 reviews
Filter

78 - 82 of 91 reviews

Reviewed May 24, 2015

This was our second trip to Finnerty, which in our view ranks with the best that we have visited in Europe, the US and elsewhere in Canada. The gardens are extensive, extremely well maintained, interesting at any time of year and free!!!!

3  Thank Brian S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Finnerty Gardens are on the campus of the University of Victoria. The paths wind and twist through the garden leading you to the different area. It is a woodland style of garden so there are few garden beds. Having said that, there are an enormous number of interesting species of plants, flowers and trees - some of them are labeled. A great place to visit for photographers.

Thank Pam I
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed April 22, 2015

If you are driving or biking or visiting UVIC make this small garden a destination in the city especially in April and May when the rhodos are in full power. There is a green lawn at the entrance where your kiddos can romp and you can picnic before staying on the paths of the garden. And if you have your good walking shoes on, find the forest walks around the perimeter of UVIC at any time of the year (especially nice for Eastern visitors this winter)

Thank Local1943
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed April 19, 2015

These gardens are attached to the University of Victoria. Although there are some specimens that bloom a bit later in the year, the best time to visit is between mid-March and mid-May, The rhododendron collection is beautifully displayed under a high canopy of evergeens, interspersed with camellias, magnolias, Japans maples and, in sunnier spots, azaleas, under planted with a variety of ground covers. Admission is free, but you will have to pay for parking, except for Sunday's, when there is no charge. Humming birds abound in this garden. We spent about 90 minutes enjoying the gardens but could have spent much longer. There are park benches where one can sit and just soak up the beauty.

Thank 837SherryM
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Finnerty Gardens also viewed

Victoria, Victoria Capital Regional District
Victoria, Victoria Capital Regional District
 
Victoria, Victoria Capital Regional District
Victoria, Victoria Capital Regional District
 

Been to Finnerty Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing