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The Butchart Gardens

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 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: 2-3 hours
800 Benvenuto Ave | Brentwood Bay, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J8, Canada
+1 250-652-4422
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Reviewed yesterday

Got the local bus across the road from our Hotel (Hotel Rialto) needed correct money CAD$5 for a day ticket and it took us all the way to the Gardens and then got the bus back to the Hotel. The day ticket allows you to...More

Thank Clark S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Gardens were the highlight of our stay in Victoria. We got there for opening and we had the place largely to ourselves for the first hour or so. My favourite gardens were the sunken garden, the dalhias and the rose garden. The on site...More

Thank Traveller376
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was a gorgeous autumn day . We spent 2 hours meandering about the gardens with a minimal crowd. Impeccable scenery and I included pictures as I feel , the pictures alone, explain why it is an attraction to be seen.

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Reviewed yesterday

I read several reviews about this gardens but I was really not ready to such a fantastic work! Everything is accurately prepared and reworked till perfection, every area and every flower are arranged to the top of their shape and nothing is left to chance....More

1  Thank Valerio G
Reviewed 2 days ago

This park is absolutely gorgeous! Cannot even describe the beauty of these gardens. And is so huge with so many beautiful areas. Every season most areas are replanted so that no matter when you go, there are beautiful blooms!! Spend as much time as you...More

Thank virginias729
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wife and I on holiday on Vancouver Island -heard all about the Gardens from TV programs in the UK so popped in for a visit on a warm sunny autumn day . Great car park /wonderful restaurants /cafes/rest rooms -and the Gardens were picture perfect...More

Thank colintimms
Reviewed 3 days ago

Since an amazing place! The fall is a wonderful time to be in the gardens. The colors are vivid and there is no shortage for amazing photo opportunities. The Aiken garden where they had once mined limestone is unbelievably transformed into an eden of flora....More

Thank radgirl00
Reviewed 3 days ago

Everyone told us to visit the Gardens which we did. But the absolute magnitude of this vision leaves one breathless. What an incredible legacy to leave to humanity!!

Thank Sharon N
Reviewed 3 days ago

Even a rainy day in October could not dim the colors of this amazing garden. Not to be missed, we took a day tour using West Coast Sightseeing from Vancouver. It's a long day including ferry rides but well worth it. Our driver/guide was great...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely breathtaking!! I was fortunate enough to go several times over the summer and it was never the same twice. It's a little bit cliche but you really do have to go to fully understand how Butchart is like no garden anywhere in the world....More

Thank Michelle B
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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