Thank you for a wonderful tour season in 2012!
Victorian Garden Tours
invites you to come with us and explore the beautiful heritage gardens of Victoria, British Columbia - Canada's garden city. Join us on our Emily Carr Tours!
Victoria as seen through the eyes of Canada's leading painter and writer Emily Carr (1875-1945). Experience the magic of the old growth forest and seaside vistas that inspired the enigmatic art of
Emily Carr. Continue on through the heritage community in which she grew up and explore the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Here you will be provided with an interpretive viewing of Emily's paintings.
Throughout the day you will hear colourful stories about this unique woman and the independent path through life that she chose.
*Emily Carr tours can be adapted from a half day format to a multi-day format
**Emily Carr tours can be designed to accommodate different levels of mobility
Victoria is truly a city of heritage gardens. We invite you to join us in visiting some of these heritage gardens - some of which are the legacies of Victoria's most talented and eccentric personalities.
With Victoria's mild climate, gardening is a year round passion which has resulted in an abundant array of gardens world renowned for their beauty and individual charm.
Heritage Garden Tours (an expression of Victorian Garden Tours Ltd.) are offered on a year round basis and specialize in:
Our unique personalized tours will introduce you to heritage gardens both creative & colorful, so bring your camera, and comfortable shoes. These gardens range from larger Edwardian estates with their original plantings and structures to intimate heritage homes and gardens (including private gardens). One such tour, the Emily Carr garden tour, includes an introduction to her art, exploring the historic community in which she grew up, and exploring the landscape which inspired her paintings (inlcludes a visit to an old growth forest).
- - Guided & Narrated tours of public and private heritage gardens
- - Customized tours for groups of all sizes.
- - Special group packages available
- - Complimentary transportation to heritage gardens
As we travel the scenic routes to the heritage gardens (depending on the season) we'll make stops along the way to observe and share the local and historic sites we are passing. Someof these sites relate to Victoria's First Nations history and heritage.
During your tour experience, meals can be arranged that range from English tea at a quaint tea room to a pub meal at British Columbia's oldest pub.
Visitors who have enjoyed our tours have ranged from non-gardeners to those who are novice home gardeners to those who are leading horticulturists. Enjoy a few hours or the entire day seeing the best heritage gardens Victoria and Southern Vancouver Island has to offer.
*Please Note: to avoid disappointment, advance notice required. Book your tour today!