What could be better after a morning of meandering through the rose gardens than sitting down to a refreshing afternoon tea? Tea is served in the serene heritage space of The Dining Room Restaurant, once part of the original Butchart family residence. (Think original Craftsman leaded glass windows, rose-pattered wallpaper in pale green lattice framework, and vases filled with flowers from the gardens.) The tea includes berry trifle, candied ginger scones, warm sausage rolls, baked delicacies, and a wide array of tea sandwiches, as well as the gardens’ own signature loose-leaf teas.
800 Benvenuto Ave, Brentwood Bay
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Apr–Sept daily noon–3pm; tea not offered Oct–March. Admission to gardens required in addition to cost of tea. Phone 250/652-4422 Prices Afternoon tea C$33 Cuisine Type Tea Web site Butchart Gardens Other Reservations strongly recommended
Map800 Benvenuto Ave, Brentwood Bay Victoria
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