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Spring Prelude at The Butchart Gardens
Jan 29

Spring Prelude 2017 at The Butchart Gardens

By Scott McDonald

There is nothing quite like experiencing the beauty of spring weeks before nature intended it to arrive – especially when you get to experience it in a climate controlled environment! Each year we challenge ourselves to improve this incredible garden display and we are confident that you will be more than impressed with what we anticipate will be our finest installation to date.

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Stairs Japanese Garden at The Butchart Gardens in Winter
Jan 29

The Butchart Gardens 2017 Winter Notebook

By Scott McDonald

The words ‘Garden’ and ‘Winter’ are words not typically synonymous with each other and certainly don’t conjure warm feelings or images that might draw you outdoors. The terms we commonly hear associated in regard to the winter garden are: structure, form, texture, contrast, colourful stems and berries, curious seed heads, interesting bark etc.

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Milner Christmas 2016
Dec 02

Milner Christmas Magic 2016 – December 2 – 4

By Scott McDonald

The annual family festival of lights & music in the Garden! Christmas Lights – Santa Claus – Teddy Bear Cottage – Christmas Shopping – Live Music – Milner House Decorations – Storytelling – Camellia Tea Room – Outdoor Refreshment Stand & Christmas Raffle! December 2-4, 9-11 & 16-21 5:00pm – 8:30pm – with last entry […]

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hand-made herbal gifts workshop
Nov 26

Handmade Herbal Gifts Workshop

By Scott McDonald

Instructor: Lily Fawn The best gifts are the ones we make ourselves. Treat your friends and family this Christmas with homemade gifts, all natural, healthy and made with love. In this workshop, we will make delicious winter immune boosting herbal vinegar, aromatic holiday room spray, herbal ointment and a holiday spice tea blend. Lily will […]

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