About 19 years ago, I spent two months working in Vancouver during the Summer but never got to Vancouver Island. However, in mid-November, I was fortunate enough to return to Vancouver for work, and my brother said I absolutely must try and get to Vancouver Island and see the Butchart Gardens and Victoria. So on a gloomy, grey Fall day absolutely deluged with rain, I made the 90-minute ferry trip to the island, and, although I ran out of time to see Victoria, I managed to spend a wonderful few hours in the Butchart Gardens, an extraordinary place of beauty.
This looks absolutely magical! xxxx
It is a magical place. I wanted to spend the whole day there. It would be a lovely place to sit and write. Inspiring.
A marvellous place, even in the deluge of Fall rain.
wow, that is some photo (imagine it framed on your wall) 🙂
Thanks, Gabe. It was such a lovely outing in spite of the weather (and the “adventure” to get there :-))
I got to go to Butchart Gardens this year…what a wonderful place.
If you go, Charles, my advice is to do so via an organised tour that is all-inclusive and picks you up from your hotel in Vancouver. Much less costly that way. (And you’re more likely to get to the ferry on time. I missed the first one of the day by 5 minutes and had to wait 2 hours to get the next one. 😦 In the Summer, the ferries run more regularly.)
Gorgeous shot. Nicki Chen just did 2 posts on the Butchart Gardens. If you’re interested:
Thanks, Nancy. 🙂
And thanks for Nicki Chen’s links. I just popped over and had a read of her interesting posts.
Thank you, Nancy.
Happy to share thinks & links!
Us bees love gardens more than any other place in the world. 🙂 Thanks, Mrs Raven.
Beautiful image. Love the colours, so striking. It looks like a place where fairies live. Enchanting and magical 🙂
Yes, I’m sure fairies do live there, Mabel. 😉
Yes! This is truly an extraordinarily beautiful image! Thank you for sharing.
Must be like walking right into an impressionist painting….
That’s how it felt, Cynthia. 😄
Your photo is gorgeous! We visited Butchart Gardens about a month earlier than you, and I remember seeing that view. The light was wrong then though and the colors weren’t nearly as subtle and complex. I see why others called the place magical and enchanted and Mabel mentioned fairies.
Thanks. Each season and weather type brings its own beauty.
Gorgeous! I have heard wonderful things about it and I hope to get there someday. 🙂 Lucky you!
Thanks, Sue. It’s worth a visit, whatever the weather.
oh how beautiful. i’ve only ever visited Butchart Gardens once, in the winter – and it was a most memorable visit. it’s still on my mental ‘must return here one day when the flowers are blooming’ list. i am sure you had a great time, too. thanks for sharing.
i am unable to leave the url link of that post, so trust it’s ok if i share the shortlink here, in case you’d like to see it. http://wp.me/p1hfki-4up
I think the Autumn or Spring version of the gardens probably provide the most breathtaking displays. Spring is probably less soggy. 🙂
So intense – can it be real?
Its beauty blew me away, Monica.
I haven’t been to the gardens since my oldest two boys were but ‘boys’. This is absolutely amazing in terms of photography. Beautiful.
Thanks so much, Renee. 🙂
Beautiful photo of a very special place. You might enjoy seeing my photos from a memorable day there last August: http://wp.me/p3gSod-2GQ Best wishes 🙂
It’s a very special place. 😄