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“Gardens”
Review of Government House

Government House
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1-Hour Luxury City Tour of Victoria
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Ranked #8 of 181 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.
Sunshine Coast BC
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“Gardens”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

There are beautiful gardens to walk about here at Government House and if you are looking for a place to sit and read or just stop and listen to the silence...this is a great option.

Visited September 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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“The best of Victoria”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

The Government House off Rockland is the most beautiful part of Victoria; the Queens's Gardens and the view of the Olympic Mountains is incredible!

Visited September 2013
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Lakemont, Georgia
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“Beauty in Government”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

What a place of history, beauty, and government not running amuck. Night time beauty, as entire building is lighted. If you don't get pictures, it's your loss.

Visited September 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“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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