Sep 23, 2011

Butchart Gardens vs. Bush Art Gardens !!

Is there a difference?  You bet there is.

The world famous Butchart Gardens are located in Victoria, B.C. Canada.  These beautiful floral gardens were started in an abandoned limestone quarry in 1904 by Jennie Burchart.  People travel from all over to tour these show gardens only 14 miles outside of Victoria.  The park is open year round with ever changing displays relative to the season.  It can take two hours to stroll around the 55 acres of marvellous gardens, each scene more gorgeous than the next. You can eat at one of three restaurants and buy souvenirs in a lavish gift shop.

Never mind a mere 2 hours, you can spend 2 days or more visiting.

Spring at Butchart Gardens. A stock shot, although Colin Jewall Photos Studios Inc. has sold many of our own stock shots over the years from these gardens.

A fall stock shot...

…and then we have Bush Art Gardens located just outside of Summerland, B.C.!  These gardens are not as popular and this was a first visit for us.  They are surprisingly easy to find as they are located just alongside the road and there is no admission charge.

Unfortunately we were unable to discover the date these gardens were first open to the public

These gardens are unique in that they have modern sculptures for sale.

The setting that the flowers are displayed in are extraordinary! are some of the flower "pots"! might say a photographers's delight.....

Restaurant services are not provided but you are welcome to bring your own.

The gift shop has an honour system in case they happen to be out on the grounds watering the many flowers!!

Both are lovely places to take in next time you happen to be in B.C., Canada.

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5 Responses to “Butchart Gardens vs. Bush Art Gardens !!”

  1. Sandie says:

    Both of those look like great places to visit. The gardens are gorgeous. And lots of fun stuff.

  2. Susie larose says:

    Very interesting garden a must to visit for sure..

  3. I visited Butchart Gardens in 1975 while on a three week camping trip with my tent trailer, it was amazing then, hope to get back that way again soon and spent more time, very nice! And will put Bush Art Gardens on the tour as well.

  4. Marty says:

    Very cute! Austin, Texas has tons of displays like this.

    We’ve been to Butchart Gardens before-how breathtaking!

  5. patti says:

    Thanks for another great idea for a day trip .

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