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Renay M wrote a review Jan. 14
Victoria, Canada13 contributions1 helpful vote
I have lived in Victoria 10 years and never went until my mom and aunt came last summer. It was a lovely walk, gorgeous gardens and good ice cream too!
Date of experience: July 2020
Evelyn A wrote a review Jan. 9
Victoria, Canada21 contributions23 helpful votes
Our small social bubble visited Butchart's "fine dining" restaurant one mid December evening. BC had just announced that Butchart Gardens had to turn off their seasonal lighting to avoid encouraging crowds -- which we understood and supported. However, what we did NOT anticipate was that they did not put up any caution signs or low lighting to protect walkers going to their restaurant in the dark raining night. I smashed into one of the large/wide concrete-and-thorns and still have the wounds on my right leg. We noticed there were at least two other very dark structures, also in the middle of the walkway, which were not marked or lit. The restaurant considers itself a fine dining place (and it has been in the past). All tables were nicely spaced apart, however obviously no one had actually tried seating for design/ ambiance -- two of us looked straight at a bland wall, when a simple quarter turn of the square table would have had both sides of the table with views of at least the restaurant interior. Second, the staff waited until everyone had completely eaten both side dishes and entrees, letting us sit looking at dirty plates for 10 minutes, and then two staff would swoop down and clean off -- it almost felt like we were at Tim Hortons and the dirty dishes wheeled trolley was right behind us. Butcharts has quite the challenge to keep its business going during covid-19. However, with a few little tweaks they could so easily bring themselves up to the "fine dining" ambiance they would like locals to remember once our international guests return.…
Date of experience: December 2020
dryan01 wrote a review Dec. 2020
Langford, Canada5 contributions
I have a season’s pass and I go for high tea at lease once or twice per year and I always enjoy myself.
Date of experience: September 2020
EMP1963 wrote a review Nov. 2020
Edmonton, Canada154 contributions16 helpful votes
We visited Butchart Gardens just last week on a recent visit to the Island. What a wonderful, beautiful place, even in November! A very nice way to spend our first morning on the Island. At the end of our tour, we enjoyed a lovely hot beverage by the fire. Definitely worth a visit - at any time of year!!…
Date of experience: November 2020
jessicamulholland57 wrote a review Nov. 2020
Beautiful place, have been in the summer and in the winter . The atmosphere is amazing at Christmas time it really gets you in the Christmas spirit and the fire working in the summer are a great family fun event .
Date of experience: December 2019