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The historical roots of the gardens

The Rhododendrons in Finnerty Gardens have a fascinating history that began in part at Lake Cowichan.

Our history
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Thank you to the Friends of Finnerty Gardens

Funds raised through membership support enhancements within the gardens that would not be possible otherwise.

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View photos of our gardens

Whether you're a bird watcher, gardener, botainist or just seeking a lovely place to walk, our gardens are a perfect for enjoying nature. Photo: Sarah Blackstone.

Photo galleries
Greenery

Take a self-guided walking tour

While walking around the gardens, note the varieties of groundcover and groups of low growing native and ornamental plantings.

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Free and beautiful every season

The garden contains over 4,000 different trees and shrubs with more than 1,500 rhododendron and azalea plants.

About the gardens
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There's a seat waiting for you

The gardens are located on the south-west edge of the University of Victoria campus in Victoria, BC.

Directions and parking
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View our latest newsletter

The University Finnerty Gardens are alive and well, and even more vibrant than ever, if that is possible.

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A beautiful oasis on the edge of campus

Come and discover UVic's Finnerty Gardens, a space for students, staff, faculty and the community to reflect and be inspired.

Finnerty Gardens is free and open to the public year-round. It is located on the University of Victoria campus.

Be inspired by our extraordinary environment

Come and discover a beautiful oasis on the edge of campus.