T.S. Eliot famously wrote that "April is the cruelest month." I don't think he was referring to April in Butchart Gardens. The only hint of melancholy here is the one found in every flower, which is the nature of its fleeting beauty. Another quote, "stop and smell the flowers," has become a bit cloying with overuse, but its essential meaning remains intact. Here are some spring blooms for you to enjoy.
Photography in Butchart Gardens is at once incredibly easy and amazingly difficult. Every garden picture you could ever want is there, but finding fresh compositions is difficult in a place that is photographed thousands of times every hour. It is a challenge worth taking up.