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A year round option

This is tranquil place to walk any time of the year. I love watching the gardens life cycle from... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
Victoria, Canada
A tranquil solace within a natural setting

Retreat through the gates without letting in deer and enjoy the gardens surrounding the University... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2018
Patricia E
Brampton, Canada
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3800 Finnerty Rd | University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia V8P 5C2, Canada
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

This is tranquil place to walk any time of the year. I love watching the gardens life cycle from bare bones to maturity. It is a good place for photographers or those who love a easy gently walk. Note: pay parking

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank BlueMagic
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Retreat through the gates without letting in deer and enjoy the gardens surrounding the University of Victoria chapel. A variety of horticultural are well maintained for you to enjoy.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Patricia E
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

I think my university experience would have been quite a bit different were I able to sit and read in the tranquility of these gardens on my breaks! UVic’s hidden gem, the Finnerty gardens have been around since the 70s and cover acres of campus...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Erin V
Reviewed April 10, 2018

If you're visiting the University of Victoria or you are a rhododendron enthusiast, a visit to Finnerty Gardens is a must! These gardens host hundreds of rhododendron species, (apparently over 500 species). The landscaping is wonderfully natural, lots of trees, shrubs, plants and lovely streams...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Loren G
Reviewed March 11, 2018

Gorgeous, plush, well groomed garden walkways. Peaceful, elegant -- an all around enjoyable experience. I recommend this for all ages.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank LuT315
Reviewed January 21, 2018

This is the garden to sit in and contemplate life and let go of stress. If I were younger and had a large piece of property, I would try to recreate this oasis for myself. How fortunate that gardens like this exist for those of...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank bedandbreakfasthost
Reviewed January 19, 2018

This garden is at it's best in spring when the rodos are in bloom, It is free to visit and more beautiful than some of the gardens with entrance fees.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Ruth M
Reviewed September 27, 2017

Originally created with a donation of 300 rhododendrons. Enormous mature trees shade all the pathways. Students study and relax on benches. Many interesting specimens. Visitor centre holds a wide variety of classes. You can park for free on the street outside the University grounds.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank MandMUrban
Reviewed September 6, 2017

This is a must for the rhododendron lover. It's a very quiet garden on the grounds of the University of Victoria. In spring the place comes alive with all kinds of different rhododendron flowers. It is perfect for a short stroll, or a quiet hour...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank dundr2015
Reviewed September 2, 2017

If you enjoy gardening or just like flowers come here to enjoy this very well maintained garden. As a gardener this place makes me want to deny I have any gardening skills

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank chris g
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