In addition, there will be garden-related workshops, tours, a historic costume museum, face-painting, seed planting, and plants for sale. Everyone is invited to enjoy the events at the ceremonial home of all British Columbians. Free cupcakes will be available to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Friends (while quantities last.)
The Government House grounds embrace 14.6 hectares (36 acres), including 8.9 hectares (22 acres) of a rare Garry Oak ecosystem, and 5.7 hectares (14 acres) of formal gardens. All formal garden areas are wheelchair accessible thanks to the efforts of the Government House Foundation, the Province of British Columbia and private donations. The site is a popular attraction for Victoria residents, visitors, and tourists alike. Thanks to the time and expertise of dedicated volunteers, The Friends of Government House Gardens Society, the grounds are a well-utilized, much-treasured greenbelt for the community. With occasional exceptions, the grounds are open daily to the public from dawn to dusk, free of charge.
The complete list of different gardens (a sample listed below) can be viewed at the above-mentioned link under Individual Gardens.
British Columbia Native Plant Garden
Dorothy Lam Orchard
The Joy Flint/BC Iris Society Garden
For individuals wishing to participate in the judged horticultural show, floral and land art displays, contact Bryce Fradley (firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-294-4402) or Diane Wallace (email@example.com or 250-383-2830),
Horticultural Co-chairs BC Blooms.
|Fountain Pond, Government House Gardens|
|Heather Garden, Government House Gardens|