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The Butchart Gardens

800 Benvenuto Ave | Brentwood Bay, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J8, Canada
+1 250-652-4422
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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 the result is the Sunken Garden. Other gardens include the Rose Garden, the Japanese Garden and the Italian Garden. The gardens are meticulously maintained and provide a riot of colour for much of the year. During the summer, special lighting subtly illuminates the gardens, musical entertainment takes place on the Concert Lawn, and there are ten spectacular Saturday night Firework Shows. The Magic of Christmas season also has beautiful lighting and evening entertainment, and an outdoor skating rink. Spring offers hundreds of thousand flowering bulbs and Autumn is the time for dahlias, chrysanthemums and fall colours. The Gardens is open daily, year round.
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  • Average3%
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Hours Today: 8:45 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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800 Benvenuto Ave | Brentwood Bay, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J8, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

This was our second visit (first was 27 years ago). The gardens are even better than we remembered them. The attention to detail, the perfectly presented flowers, shrubs and trees make this a world class attraction for garden lovers and those not botanically inclined. We...More

Thank r0r255
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Gorgeous grounds. A must see. But very crowded. rose garden spectacular but way too crowded. We strolled for two hours and had a nice meal at the dining room which was very good but pricey

Thank sedison2
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Reviewed yesterday

The gardens were absolutely beautiful and I thoroughly enjoyed wandering through and taking pictures. I only wish they were a little more diverse, but considering the pretty cold winters in Victoria, it makes sense that groups like succulents and tropicals aren't common. The entrance fee...More

Thank Emma F
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If you ever get the chance to visit Vancouver Island and Butchart Gardens, just outside of Victoria, BC then you MUST!!!!! It is one of the most beautiful days in your life that one can experience. Be sure and get there first thing in the...More

Thank Jim P
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

For us the best was the Sunken Garden with some spectacular views and blooms. The other garden were ok but not as impressive. If your time is limited our advice is spend most of it here. Expect it to be busy at most times as...More

Thank Bidd_Si
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Reviewed yesterday

Acres and acres of stunning gardens - a 'must-see' when travelling to British Columbia. Easily accessible for wheel chair clients as well as plenty of food and drink options. Can easily spend a whole day wandering the property. Also child friendly with a carousel on...More

Thank Narelle B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an absolutely amazing rambling garden. Unfortunately the roses were only in bud but the rhodos and azaleas were still in bloom. The setting is beautiful and is easy to get round

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stunning! The gardens were amazing. The greenery and colorful flowers make you feel like you are walking in paradise.

Thank imazoe
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Butchart Gardens are awesome and up there with other famous gardens in Europe. The Gardens are split into various sections which are easy to navigate with each section having it's own charm and brilliant floral displays. Would suggest that to really enjoy the Sensory...More

Thank Chrisaw14
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a must on your trip, anytime of the year it would be wow. Wonderful team work to achieve this beauty in one place. The colours are wonderful. So many places to explore and see how wonderful this is . You can never tire...More

Thank Wendy G
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debbieinca2016
June 17, 2018|
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Response from mickr2 | Reviewed this property |
I have visited three times, once on a Saturday afternoon and it was busy, once on a Thursday evening when it was quiet and once for the Christmas light display of an evening and while busy there is plenty of space. However... More
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joan1
May 26, 2018|
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Response from j0anna1946 | Reviewed this property |
We checked out a very nice wheelchair from the information centre at the gardens. One member of our party also could only walk short distances. She was very comfortable in the chair and it was sturdy and fairly easy to push... More
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Pam S
May 25, 2018|
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Response from StrollingFootsteps | Reviewed this property |
As David P said, it all depends on the time of day (and time of year) you are visiting. It can save some time, if there is a bit of a line up, but not always needed.
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