We strolled along the footpaths for several hours, flower beds overflowing with vibrant tulips, roses, pansies, hyacinths, and fritillarias. And once the day was over, we had still only covered a small portion of the 200 acres of land.
Mallards of many colors and sizes covered sections of the manicured lawns and waddled after each other as if they were playing tag. Then, among the constant quaking, an exquisite peacock arrived. I waited for the bird to spread its wings, and when the moment arrived, I photographed the charming creature.
The “Moss Lady” was my favorite in the park; a 36-foot sculpture covered by moss, it’s a lovely piece. It took inspiration from the infamous Mud Maid earth sculpture found in the Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall, Ireland.
After a beautiful spring day wandering the park, we started to make our way out when we spotted a pond with mallards swimming, a fountain, and two turtles playing on a log. I never laughed so hard watching the wildlife peck at each other and especially when the turtles both plunged into the water.
From a petting zoo, waterpark and kite flying to lawn bowling, tennis courts and so much more, Beacon Hill Park has everything for all ages. If you and your family decide to spend an afternoon at the beautiful Victoria hot spot, I hope you have as wonderful an experience as I did.