Spirit Garden, King and Newton, Victoria

Spirit Park, Kings Road bleeding hearts

Spirit Garden is in the city of Victoria, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. A fabulous site for a respite, Spirit Garden is an 0.12 hectare oasis for exploring the outdoors. Developed by a motivated group of volunteers with the North Jubilee Neighborhood Association, the garden is filled with an abundance of plants. Lemon mint, bleeding hearts and rhododendrons to name a few. The ninety-five meter curving gravel footpath permits access from both King Street and Newton Street in the Oaklands neighborhood of Victoria. There is comfortable wooden bench under a shady tree. Brick archways allow entry into the park. The park is along the creek bed of Bowker Creek which can be seen in the Richmond Elementary School Green Space across the Newton Street. The creek is underground, at this garden, as it is over much of its length. There are efforts to restore the watershed underway.

Geographic coordinates N48° 26′ 16″ W123° 19′ 45″

Spirit Garden can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway. Continue along the highway as it becomes Douglas Street. Turn east onto Bay Street and continue past Fernwood Road to Shelbourne Street. Turn north onto Shelbourne Street then east onto to Kings Road. The garden is between 1792 and 1972 Kings Road. Spirit Garden can also be reached from Richmond Road. City buses travel along both Shelbourne Street and Richmond Road.

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