Victoria has oodles of gardens worth a visit...
Butchart Gardens, Abkhazi Gardens, Royal Roads,
and this historic garden home Point Ellice House which is off the beaten track.
It's fun exploring local sites and seeing the parts of Victoria that the "tourists" see.
I chose a sunny Sunday to explore before perusing "the secret vintage shoppe."
Point Ellice House also offer a tasty afternoon tea which can be savoured while sitting in the verdant garden with heritage roses and plants.
The home and garden are not open every day so please check the website for times on the link above.
Frothy Native plant Ocean Spray
After the tour of the gardens I wandered into the secret vintage shoppe.
There were chintz pillows, linens, scarves, housewares, silver trays, collectibles, wicker pieces, teacups, plants and more...
I purchased this charming white candle holder which will goes nicely with my vintage ironstone pieces like this simple white tray.
Hope that you enjoyed this scenic tour of one of our local heritage sites.
Do you go on an adventure as a tourist in your own hometown?
I needed a break from all the weeding and deadheading in the garden so this was a perfect escape!
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