Butchart Gardens Vancouver Island

The Butchart Gardens is in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada, near Victoria on Vancouver Island. The gardens get a million visitors each year and have around 80 Master gardeners! This used to be a limestone quarry, but in the early 1900’s the Butchart family transformed it into what is now a national historic site and a tourist attraction well worth making the trip for.

One of my personal faves!

The Gardens has many picturesque sections and walkways.

The colors and diversity are outstanding, but the unusual greenery shouldn’t be left out.

I’m not sure who those people are but they’re just some of many that take a seat, relax, and enjoy the serenity and colors.




  1. Catherine Bilyard
    August 21, 2017 / 9:12 pm

    Yes, it was a beautiful day….you captured it well. Love the name of web site. It makes me want to take off in a sailboat for an adventure. Good job Laura…keep up the good work and may your ice be filled with adventure.

  2. admin
    August 29, 2017 / 12:54 pm

    Hello Catherine! Thank you so much for the compliment, and as you can probably see, GypsySoul is developing quite nicely. Do you care to share one of your most fabulous trips? Send me a good pic of the Gypsy Soul (I don’t have one) and I’ll add a section about how the blog got it’s name. What a great time, Miss you Guys!

    email: laura@gypsysoul.world


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