|In the pleasant climate beside the water, flowers bloom almost all year.|
|We and our fellow passengers enjoyed the artistry of this garden, which has views of the Salish Sea or one of the|
harbors and coves that surround Victoria.
|Our tour guide from the bus was very knowledgeable about flowers,|
and gave Len a lot of interesting information.
|View from one of the two neighboring gardens we visited.|
|Our second visit was to the Government House gardens. This is a rare Chinese sequoia, grown from seeds many years ago.|
I was amused at the two yogis who were practicing nearby. The tree, also called dawn redwood, is deciduous.
|A sundial in the Government House herb garden.|
|Several examples of the carving of local people are in the garden.|
|Near the harbor: a floral interpretation of the orcas that live in the seas of the area.|
|In the afternoon, we visited the Royal B.C. Museum, spending most of|
our time in the First Peoples' Galleries.
|From the ship at dusk: Victoria Harbor.|