All photos taken on May 23, 2022.
A quick early run to drop B at the ferry and we got set to spend our final day in Victoria with Fada. As we had the tech with us, we offered Fada the chance to Skype with a few relatives and the connections were made.
We had also promised a trip to Finnerty Gardens (a place we had visited in September 2021), so we set off to make that happen before supper. I have posted on this place previously, but we were determined to get back and see what it looked like in spring bloom.
Finnerty Gardens is a public woodland garden located on and maintained by the University of Victoria in Victoria. Its main feature is the sizeable collection of rhododendrons artfully arranged throughout the 2.7 hectare (6.5 acre) site. There are 500 variations of rhododendrons and rhododendron hybrids on the grounds, in addition to 1,600 trees and shrubs, mostly of native varieties. There are numerous paths and benches throughout the garden winding through and around three ponds located on the site.
Arriving on site, we found plenty of parking and also found out it was free on statutory holidays, which today, Victoria Day, was.
We were not disappointed with our visit and I will leave you with photos of the day.
Blooms abounded and I was in my element, not knowing which way to turn to take the photos. Many of the blossoms had a delightful scent, but a few had none at all.
I apologize for the sheer number of photos here. There were just so many beautiful scenes.
Ready to roll
we were in awe of the blooms on display this day
My turn to drive
Taking it all in
Stop and smell the blossoms
The local wildlife
field of shamrocks
checking it all out
I have not seen this one before
something new around every corner
for a holiday, the garden was pretty quiet
these are unusual
in miniature scale
trying to identify it
Blooms of every colour, shape and description
down a shady path
Colours of Ukraine
we were here selfie
they call me mellow yellow
time to head out
Shadow and light play