Exotic Animals Abounded

Many likely remember the controversy surrounding the closure of Victoria’s historic Crystal Gardens home to many beautiful and exotic plants and animals. After much ado, the Times Colonist reports that “the towering palm trees, rare plants and other fauna that graced the Crystal Garden for decades are coming home.” Their new home is at the recently completed Parkside Resort and Spa on Humboldt.

This wonderful “green homecoming coincides with a sprouting real estate market.” A recent Victoria Real Estate Newsletter reported that there were 764 sales in August, which is nearly double those sold in August 2008. The six-month average is $569,546, which reflects a median price increase of $20,000 for the Victoria region.

Ian and Marilyn

Photo Courtesy of Grayburn Adventures