Even though we did not arrive at the Gardens until late in the day, there was enough sunlight to take some photos. I have to admit that the photos don't do justice to the gardens. It is a beautiful place to visit and my mom stated that if she lived in Victoria, she would be visiting the gardens every day. We did learn that there is a large population of retirees living in Victoria. There was no time for shopping and we took pictures until our camera batteries gave up.
Just to put these blooms in perspective, I had my Dad place his hand up against the flower. They were just enormous.