Dahlias of Butchart Gardens
If you are on Pinterest, you most likely have seen pictures from Butchart Gardens. This is not an easy place to get to. The gardens are built on the site of an old quarry on Vancouver Island about a 40 minute drive from the town of Victoria. We were on a motorcycle trip from Minnesota to BC so we took the ferry from Port Angeles, WA to Victoria. The ferry ride is about 90 minutes long and crosses the Strait of Juan de Fuca. We saw people from a cruise ship that stopped in Victoria for the day visiting the gardens. Because the gardens are built on an island your most viable options are ferry or fly in by seaplane or commercial airline. The good news is that this garden is worth the effort to go see. I have never seen so may kinds of Dahlias. It was really hard to pick out a few of the very best dahlias of Butchart Gardens because they are all amazing.