One of the world's greatest horticultural adventures is just outside Victoria. The Butchart Gardens are a world-class family-owned attraction that consists of 55 acres of flowers and plants divided into five spectacular theme gardens. Stroll through an elaborate rose garden and savor not only the sights, but also the exotic fragrances. There is an Italian garden, a Japanese garden, formal plantings, vast expanses of perfectly groomed lawns and elaborate fountains.