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“Beautiful grounds, summer concerts” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Government House

Government House
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US$91.68*
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1-Hour Luxury City Tour of Victoria
Ranked #8 of 175 things to do in Victoria
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Owner description: Government House is owned by the Crown in Right of British Columbia, and is the residence of the Lieutenant Governor of the province.
Duncan, Canada
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“Beautiful grounds, summer concerts”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

We like to walk through the beautiful gardens and see the ducks in the ponds. There are dates in the summer where public concerts are held and families bring with picnics to enjoy.

Visited June 2013
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“Don't Miss This Gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

Beautiful grounds and art collection. Gorgeous neighbourhood to stroll around as part of a walking tour.

Visited October 2013
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“A jewel in the midst of the neighborhood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

While driving through the neighborhood, we noticed this sign for a garden or park. Not knowing what to expect, we were given a lovely surprise. The area was filled with hydranges of all shades. Various roses, naked ladies and rock gardens was beautiful . The peacefully surroundings, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Visited October 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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“Mini-Butchart Gardens but free!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

Tucked into the Rockland neighbourhood, within walking distance of downtown Victoria, the residence of the Lieutenant Governor of BC is open to the public between sunrise and sundown every day (apart from when members of the Royal Family are staying.) The gardens are tended by a small army of volunteers, and are exquisitely well-maintained and designed with both a professional eye and a delight in colour and scent. You can spend 15 minutes walking in the upper gardens, or choose the longer walk down into the garry oak meadows. The view from the terraces immediately below the house is one of the best in Victoria. Wear walking shoes as some of the paths are slightly steep and gravelled, but the rose gardens and the herb garden are accessible to all, including wheelchairs. It is within easy walking distance of both the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and Craigdarroch Castle. Don't miss this beautiful gem of a garden.

Visited October 2013
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“Lovely building”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

Lovely building and park/green area around the building.

Great to see the building lit up of a night

Visited September 2013
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