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Gardens in Greater Victoria

Daffodils at Beacon Hill Park

Victoria is known as “the City of Gardens.” Butchart Gardens is world-famous, and it’s spectacular, but it’s not Victoria’s only place to find flowers.


Victoria’s Gardens

The following are Victoria’s most popular and famous gardens.

  • Abkhazi Garden – a small garden operated by The Land Conservancy and created by a Georgian princess in the 1940s near the Oak Bay neighbourhood of Victoria. Admission is by donation.
  • Beacon Hill Park – a city park with beautiful flower gardens as well as duck ponds and walking trails. Free admission.
  • Butchart Gardens – the world-famous gardens located in the Brentwood Bay neighbourhood of Greater Victoria. Butcharts has a Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, Italian Garden and Mediterranean Garden. Additionally, its most spectacular attraction of all is its Sunken Garden.


Admiring the Sunken Garden
Admiring the Sunken Garden at Butchart Gardens


  • Butterfly Gardens – an indoor tropical garden that features hundreds of butterflies and tropical plants as well as other creatures.
  • Finnerty Gardens – the free public gardens by the southern entrance to the University of Victoria.
  • Hatley Castle Gardens – the Italian Gardens, Rose Garden and Japanese Gardens are on the property of Hatley Castle. this landmark is the former home of a wealthy industrialist and present-day Royal Roads University. Admission is about $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, and $7 for children ages 6-17.


Hatley Castle Gardens
The Gardens at Hatley Castle Park