Visitors to the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, BC go to see…well, the magnificent gardens, what else? It is therefore very gratifying when guests tell us at breakfast the next morning that they actually preferred our gardens here at our bed and breakfast. This happened this morning, not for the first time.
Perhaps we should call ourselves the Butchart Gardens Bed and Breakfast!
Seriously though, we can not compare. For one thing we have an acre rather than 55. For another, we fit in gardening when there’s a spare hour or two whereas the Butchart Gardens have about 50 gardeners. So you will see weeds here!
Instead of massed plantings we have more delicate displays in many beds. These settings include a cottage garden, nursery and cuttings area, woodland shrubs including dozens of rhododendrons and hydrangeas. There are waterfalls, a terrace, lawn, fruit trees – all quiet spots for relaxation and a stroll. But if you want to hunt for weeds, be our guest!