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Government House

1401 Rockland Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 1V9, Canada
+1 250-387-2080
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Government House is owned by the Crown in Right of British Columbia, and is the residence of the Lieutenant Governor of the province.
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1401 Rockland Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 1V9, Canada
+1 250-387-2080
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Reviewed July 18, 2016

Found these gardens by accident after visiting Craigdarroch Castle which is only round the corner. The gardens were beautiful and we had a lovely coffee and cake in the volunteer run cafe

Thank EMcG2014
Reviewed July 16, 2016

Eventually found this garden and we're glad we did ,after looking around the garden we went for lunch at the coffee shop run by volunteers who were very friendly and informative .Carrot cake was divine as was blueberry coffee cake .The quiche was home made...More

Thank margaret e
Reviewed July 15, 2016

we had some time to spend walking around these lovely grounds. It took about 30 minutes to truly enjoy it all but if you want to go faster it can be done in about 15.. we just enjoyed our time there. the grounds are lovely....More

1  Thank mmmaria63
Reviewed July 13, 2016

Government House is part of my back yard and it makes me so happy to walk through the gardens or lay around on a blanket reading and listening to the birds.

Thank caitlinalsager
Reviewed July 12, 2016

Fabulous place to walk and view the flowers in the gardens. A tour of the house rooms once a week is also available.

Thank 19Richard64
Reviewed July 10, 2016

A great place to enjoy a stroll. Followed a path and enjoyed the many plants and trees on our walk as well as rose garden. Also looked in the museum but did not visit the tea room on this visit.

Thank wmarie2016
Reviewed July 10, 2016

It's nice to walk the grounds on a warm summer's evening. We haven't had the pleasure of being invited indoors

Thank brickerbrac
Reviewed July 10, 2016

The gardens around Government House are the best kept secret in Victoria and in part that is their charm - you aren't sharing them with bus loades of tourists. There are many different gardens and vistas. We happened to be there in June when the...More

Thank jennybobenny
Reviewed July 9, 2016

Took our grand daughters here for what we thought would be 'high tea' a la Empress (which we declined due to the excessively high price). This tea house is more of a small cafe where you decide what you want to eat (there was only...More

Thank djp789
Reviewed July 9, 2016

The gardens are lovely and the volunteers who tend them are more than happy to tell you about the different types of plants, Walk around to the terraces at the back of the house for spectacular views of the water and mountains.

Thank MikeandWendy01
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August 7, 2017|
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Response from Emma P | Reviewed this property |
Enjoy this beautiful garden and Grounds.
fred p
March 12, 2017|
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Response from somegalfromcan | Reviewed this property |
Nope fee - and the grounds are always open (except when member of the Royal family are staying there). Occasionally there are events happening in the house or on the grounds which are also open to the public - my favourite... More
Donna W
December 4, 2016|
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Response from Helen W | Reviewed this property |
The the grounds are very rarely closed - the last time was when the Prince and Princess and children stayed there. Other than that, I can't recall a time when the grounds were not open to the public.