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The Butchart Gardens

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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These internationally acclaimed floral display gardens and National Historic Site of Canada started over 100 years ago and remain privately owned by the family. Jennie Butchart wanted to make her husband's depleted limestone quarry look better and...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
800 Benvenuto Ave | Brentwood Bay, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J8, Canada
+1 250-652-4422
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 6, 2004

We arrived on Victoria on a Saturday evening. We found out from out Innkeeper their were fireworks at the Butchart Gardens on Saturday Nights in the summer months. You can also pre-order a picnic basket for dinner (or make reservations at their restaurant). Since the...More

14  Thank Sherpa30714
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had family come into town so that we could visit the gardens and were denied entry because I was in a white summer dress and my partner a grey suit without a tie. We were told we were overdressed and would be distracting to...More

153  Thank Jana S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Spent about 2 hours in this beautiful garden. Completely worth going but be aware that it is about a 30 minute ride outside of the city.

Thank Zach84Jake62
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a must see no matter what season it is. We went on a rainy day in September and the garden was worth the trek. Beautiful arrangements, lush, and vibrant!

Thank yegpsychological
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an amazing place to see in Victoria British Columbia. Wished we had more time. The gardens are absolutely stunning.

Thank COkid
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens that are amazing to see during the Spring and Summer months. Would be a stunning place to have a wedding.

Thank Noushi C
Reviewed 5 days ago

We managed to visit the gardens in November and even at this time of year, there are still so many things to see. The preparations for the Christmas season are well underway. Flowers are still blooming and there are so many shrubs still performing so...More

Thank Christine B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful, colorful gardens to stroll through and admire as well as wonderful places for coffee and dining and a large wonderfully merchandised gift shop. All of the staff were very welcoming. Butchart Gardens is definitely worth the trip!!

Thank Edye R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I took all my seniors frim a retirement community to butchart for christmas time. Some of the atractions were thinga from the far past. Made my residents feel their youth again. My 99 year old rode the carousel. Best day of her life. The smile...More

Thank TJ C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Butchart Gardens is such a beautiful, tranquil place to visit. Of the five different garden sections, we especially loved the Japanese garden. The maple trees were changing colors and were such vivid shades of red and orange. It was stunning! We made online reservations for...More

Thank LoveBirds25
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful flowers and fall colors and so much to see. Every season would have something new to offer. Lovely to stroll around and could spend days wandering and finding new treasures everywhere you look.

Thank Sherry M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Butchart Gardens is a perennial family favourite with its inspiring gardens,water features and historic tea house to explore. I have gone with my family during the different seasons and there is always something to inspire us. My kids love the magical carrousel and in the...More

Thank Claire L
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September 23, 2018|
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Response from RBN11 | Reviewed this property |
yes plenty of parking for cars, buses, motorhomes etc
September 13, 2018|
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Response from Natkayco1 | Reviewed this property |
You can take a city bus or a taxi. A lot of the buses stop there and it’s about a 30 minute trip from Downtown Victoria. Same for a cab it’s just a bit more expensive.
September 9, 2018|
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Response from ckatmomi | Reviewed this property |
No It seems to end Sept. 1 Victoria natives, recent arrivals to the city and travelling tourists alike have one last opportunity to witness the Gardens’ dazzling show of the summer season. From June 30th and repeating... More