Spring is in the air in British Columbia and fresh blooms are bursting in a riot of colour, decorating BC’s parks, sidewalks, and, of course, its gardens.
For the past 100 years, The Butchart Gardens in Victoria has been one of BC’s prime places to see flowers in all their glory. Built on the site of a former limestone quarry, today the grounds feature more than 700 varieties that bloom throughout four themed gardens – sunken, rose, Italian and Japanese – and fill 22 hectares (55 acres) in a spectacular display of colour. A stroll through the ivy-draped rock walls of the Edwardian-style Sunken Garden will reveal beds of annuals, flowering trees and a lake while the Rose Garden pays tribute to these classically beautiful blooms with one of the world’s best collections.
The Butchart Gardens is considered to be one of Canada’s most spectacular public gardens – and now they’ve been nominated as such. They are in the running against twenty other contenders for USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards for the Best Public Garden award. Currently in third, they need you to cast your vote and help them win!
Voting ends this Monday, March 31 at noon (Eastern). Click on the link to vote below to vote: