One of Canada's best collections of rhododendrons, many of which were started from seed obtained from famous plant explorers, is on display in the University of Victoria's Finnerty Gardens. Over 4,000 different trees and shrubs, with more than 1,500 rhododendron and azalea plants, including over 200 collected rhododendron species and a spectacular range of companion plants. Three ponds provide habitat for birds and water-loving plants like the towering timber bamboo. Finnerty Gardens provides a rich and changing array of colour, scent, form and texture year round. In April and May, you will see the rhododendrons at their best.