Trip Report Butchart Gardens
Our day at Butchart Gardens in Victoria British Columbia was sunny and beautiful. We selected the English Tea at Butchart Gardens excursion. We were not disappointed, this is a must do experience.
The gardens are absolutely amazing. I still cannot believe this property exists. I wish we had more time to spend there as our trip felt like a whirlwind. We were not able to investigate the gardens at length, really just a quick walk through them all. There are many areas to the gardens. We started at the Sunken Garden, then moved through the Rose Carousel and Fireworks Viewing area where they had a flower display to celebrate Canada Day. We walked by the Dragon Fountain and the Sturgeon Fountain and into the Japanese Garden. I understand the Japanese Garden is the first garden the owner created. We took a peek at the Butchart Cove and then into the Rose Garden and Italian Garden. The entire place is lovely and there are many ideas you could add in your own garden on a smaller scale.
Tea at Butchart Gardens
We then went into The Blue Poppy for tea. The menu available on the Butchart Gardens site is very similar to what we had when we attended tea. Tea started with an English Triffle. There was a three-tiered stand for every two people in attendance at the tea. On the top-tier there were scones with Devon style cream and jam. On the bottom-tier were sandwiches and savories and in the middle-tier were the sweets.
We loved our day at the garden and really wish we had more time as it seemed to go by so quickly. We would definitely return to this place for a more extended trip and to explore the grounds. The tea was fun and we had a lot of options to choose from, truly a lot of food. While not every dish was our favorite, there was plenty that we did enjoy and it was really fun to experience while at such a beautiful site.
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