Butchart Gardens temporarily closes due to COVID-19

People looking to find solace by walking among the spring bulbs and flowering trees and shrubs at Butchart Gardens will have to wait at least a fortnight to do so as the attraction temporarily closed its gates to the public early Thursday.

A notice posted on its website apologized for having to take the action. It goes on to acknowledge visitors who have left messages of appreciation for providing them with a sanctuary of peace and beauty.

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The company said that it will review its decision in 14 days.

Nature lovers are finding more and more outdoor venues unavailable as municipal, provincial and national parks, beaches and playgrounds close to limit physical contact and the spread of COVID-19. — Times Colonist

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