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“BEAUTIFUL & PEACEFUL GARDENS”
Review of Government House

Government House
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$92.49*
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1-Hour Luxury City Tour of Victoria
Ranked #8 of 182 things to do in Victoria
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Owner description: Government House is owned by the Crown in Right of British Columbia, and is the residence of the Lieutenant Governor of the province.
Melbourne, Australia
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101 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“BEAUTIFUL & PEACEFUL GARDENS”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

A lovely and very extensive garden open to the public free of charge from sunrise to sunset. The house and grounds are set in a normal residential street amid other lovely residences and the whole area is worth a stroll to admire the beauty of the buildings and prized gardens. We were very impressed that we could stroll around and enjoy the lovely gardens at will.

Visited May 2013
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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“Very nice gardens!”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

Great view of the southern Victoria coastal area from the top of the gardens. The outside is well landscaped and the signs that are displayed offer very good history of the grounds. I recommend to anyone visiting the Victoria area to make this a stop. We visited in September and would have enjoyed access to the lower level of the house, but it may not be open to the public except for special events.

Visited September 2013
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Victoria B C
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“Another Free sight to visit.”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

The grounds of the Lieutenant Governor's mansion are free to the public and occasionally there is an opportunity for a tour of the house. The gardens are looked after by a large group of volunteers who do an unbelievable job of keeping it looking very grand and colourful. During the summer there is an opportunity to have tea/coffee in the old mews where there is also an interesting small museum. The grounds have quite a nice trail system.

Visited August 2013
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California, USA
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7 attraction reviews
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“What an excellent surprise”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

Staff at our hotel recommended a visit to Government House as an alternative to Butchart Gardens. We were so pleased we came here! The gardens are beautiful and well cared for. We strolled around without crowds and enjoyed it a lot. Highly recommended if you like gardens.

Visited August 2013
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Phoenix, Az
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“Impressive”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

Beautiful grounds. Quiet and peaceful, a great place to get away from the crowds.
Make sure to go to the "back" of the building for some awesome views.

Visited August 2013
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