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The Empress Gardens & Lawn

Unwind with a leisurely stroll through our famous flower- filled grounds, lined with blooming beds flitting with butterflies and well-manicured greenery, maintained year-round by our hardworking gardening team. The Empress front lawns are the most photographed in Victoria. In spring, the bright tulips waving in the breeze are nothing short of dazzling, and in summer, our fragrant Rose Garden is a guest favourite. Enjoy fresh, aromatic herbs and honey flavouring our menu dishes and craft cocktails, harvested from the Centennial Garden which houses a sizable honeybee colony.

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Butchart Gardens

Enveloping you in lush greens and colourful blooms, The Butchart Gardens is a must-see oasis over 100 years in the making.
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Butterfly Gardens

A lush, indoor tropical garden where the flowers are always blooming and the butterflies are always flying.
Gardens & Parks
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Beacon Hill Park’s Children’s Farm

Beacon Hill Park is an easy 15 minute walk from the Empress. Along with great playgrounds for both big and small children, a duck pond and beautiful walking trails, the park is also home to Beacon Hill Children’s Farm.