Victoria has been called the "City of Gardens" for many years because of the mild climate and the many great parks and gardens throughout the area. This is a beautiful part of the country and provides some of the best gardens throughout the entire world.

Starting at the beginning of March, the city becomes home to over two billion blooms and they even count the flowers every year to prove it. The hanging basket tradition has been going for over 75 years, which provides a spruce of beauty throughout the downtown area. Baskets of flowers are hung on the lampposts in June as a sign of summer starting.

The main urban green space is Beacon Hill Park with 75 hectares for residents to enjoy. It's found on the southern shore of Victoria and includes beautiful gardens, many species of plants, animals, playing fields, a petting zoo and more. This is a great place for a game of cricket or just to relax and enjoy the beauty of the area. Many outdoor concerts are held at Beacon Hill Park throughout the summer and it's also the host of the Luminara Community Lantern Festival.

Other Gardens and Parks in Victoria

  • Abkhazi Gardens - A great place to enjoy majestic trees and escape from the hustle and bustle of life.
  • Butchart Gardens - A 22 hectares garden with all types of tulips, hyacinths and daffodils full of colour.
  • Victoria Butterfly Gardens - Enjoy the flamingos, ducks, chameleons, geckos, butterflies, tropical birds and more throughout the gardens.
  • The Gardens at HCP - This used to be called Glendale Gardens & Woodland and includes over five acres of gardens with over 100 acres in total.
  • Hatley Park National Historic Site - This park provides all kinds of fun for all ages with plenty of scenic beauty.

Whether you want to enjoy a picnic at the park or surround yourself with all the beauty found throughout the Victoria gardens, there's plenty to choose from. Many hold events throughout the year, which provide a great opportunity for families to see the gardens and enjoy something truly special.

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