In a city that draws bus-loads of tourists to Butchart Gardens, you might understand how the Horticultural Centre of the Pacific escapes notice. I had never heard of it, and certainly never visited, until last weekend.
Perhaps I would never have visited had Miss S not been invited to a birthday party there.
A flock of pre-schoolers swooped and swirled through the mazy pathways in search of treasure (chocolate coins and dollar store bead necklaces) before settling down to a feast of cut veggies and cake. What fun!
But not the best way to take in the gardens. I did notice an abundance of Heather and Hellebore. There seemed to be a Japanese garden with a steam and a bridge. I got off a very few photos, chalked the Horticultural Centre up to a delightful discovery and resolved to return soon on my own terms.
Have you made any new discoveries this spring?