Tuesday, August 13, 2019

2019-08-13 Butchart Gardens and a toast to our trip


Ruth and I started our day with a swim in the hotel pool and a soak in the hot tub.

We then visited Butchart Gardens which is a group of floral display gardens located near Victoria on Vancouver Island.  The gardens have been designated a National Site of Canada and receive over a million visitors each year.  Jennie Butchart had a former limestone quarry for her backyard and decided to landscape a sunken garden in its place.  As well as the sunken gardens there are the Rose Japanese and Italian gardens.  We ended our visit eating ice‑cream in the Italian garden.


























Ruth and I toasted our trip with a cocktail in the hotel lounge as well as a light supper.  We have certainly seen some wonderful sights during our trip.


Tomorrow our trip comes to an end when we leave Vancouver Island.  We will travel from Victoria to Vancouver airport by coach and ferry.  I will then spend two weeks in Ottawa with Andy, Ruth and Dariel.

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