Our first excursion was to Butchart Gardens, which was really incredible.
Mr. Bun was delighted to experience the heliotrope!
The Sunken Gardens were especially stunning.
It was just amazing to me to see such greenery and blooms in mid-August.
The beds were interplanted with several kinds of flowers each, often bordered with dusty miller.
The colors were just spectacular.
The fountain in the Sunken Garden was fabulous. Beautifully configured to dance and play.
Very short video of the fountain below ------
After a good seafood dinner and a good nights sleep, we visited the Parliment buildings and enjoyed the stained glass windows.
We walked around the town, especially enjoying the arts and crafts booths at the inner harbor. There are some great houses in the area.
In the afternoon, we had tea at the Empress hotel. Lovely tea, finger sandwiches, scones, and sweets. A most attentive waiter, Bradley.