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Explore a 55-acre blooming wonderland
Photo courtesy of Claudia Murray

Explore a 55-acre blooming wonderland

It’s hard not to feel a bit like Alice when strolling through Victoria, B.C.'s Butchart Gardens in April. Turn in any direction and discover towering trees—evergreens, magnolias, and cherry trees raining pink—and green grass studded with Technicolor tulips and tiny narcissus. This century-old classic is also more progressive than you might think: Butchart’s 50-plus gardeners repurpose green waste into compost, recycle as much water as possible, and use organic mulches—even the kids’ carousel has a living roof. $28 U.S.; butchartgardens.com



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