The gardens on the grounds of Government House in Victoria BC are certainly worth a visit if traveling to the island. I've only gotten there twice, once in the Spring and once in the Summer. Both times were quite unique. The property is affectionately called the "informal home of all British Columbians" given they pay for it with their taxes it is nice to be acknowledged. Another very nice feature of the gardens is... it's free!
or just wandering the grounds to enjoy what's in bloom.
C. J. Bennington Fine Art Photography