July 31, 2006 | Tips from Us >
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Saturday nights at the Butchart Gardens
are truly amazing; in addition to viewing some spectacular display gardens at a National Historic Site, there are pockets of live entertainment
spread throughout the property. As you wander the grounds, your ears drift from one musical venue to another. Then comes the fireworks
: spinning, whirring, whistling and popping. It is more than your typical, shoot-in-the-air and pop-open-like-an-umbrella-type of fireworks. This is a light show to overload your senses. Figurines move and bursts of light shoot up, down and sideways. My favourite is the waterfall of fireworks pouring down into a pond below where the sparks seem to dance along the water’s edge. Imagine this with seating so close to the centre of it all that you feel the fireworks are raining down all over you. Tip:
go early and spend a few hours here; there is plenty to see, hear, taste and do and you’ll beat the lineups. Did you forget your blanket? They’ve got those too.