The Butchart Gardens in Greater Victoria on Vancouver Island Canada cover 55 acres and is open throughout the year. Between March and October more than a million bedding plants ensure continuous bloom and colour. There are several bronze statues in the gardens, fountains, streams and ponds as well as a Children's Pavilion and Rose Carousel. There is free parking, wheelchair access, boat tours in the summer and it is pet friendly. There are various types of entertainment scheduled throughout the year, including light displays and fireworks. There are 2 restaurants to choose from as well as a coffee shop.