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Address: 800 Benvenuto Avenue, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8X 3X4, Canada
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+1 250-652-4422
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09:00 - 15:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 15:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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These internationally acclaimed floral display gardens, and National...

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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Indulge your inner child and enjoy the carousel ride

Explore this garden year round, even spring when the buds have just begun to appear. The trees stripped of their leaves are living sculptures.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Explore this garden year round, even spring when the buds have just begun to appear. The trees stripped of their leaves are living sculptures.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens always have a gorgeous light display and it never cases to amaze. We also enjoyed the carousel even with the long wait to get on. For anyone who has bpnever been, it is definitely worth the night out to enjoy this beautiful attractions. We would plan a bit differently next time though, as we were very frustrated with... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A slice of Heaven! Will be even more spectacular in full bloom! Many walking paths throughout the multiple gardens. If you go again the following day you will get a major discount! Well worth the trip. A gardeners and photographers dream! Due to an unusually cold winter the blooms are delayed about a month from what is typical!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wish we had more time to explore this place! Too bad our cruise ship had a few delays because of immigration so we only had 2-3 hours to check the whole place out, which for me was definitely not enough. Each corner of this place was soooo gorgeous we took out time photographing everything!

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Revelstoke, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though the winter hasn't been kind to the Island this year, Butchart Gardens always has their beautiful "Spring Prelude" all under cover and it's always beautiful!! We never fail to take it in no matter how many times we've seen it before. We also always have afternoon tea in the dining room, and it has never once disappointed. Butchart... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My favorite! Just beautiful. Sometimes I thought I was looking at a picture it was so lovely! I would recommend following their suggested tour for efficiency and as to not miss anything. I loved the sunken garden. There is a lot there: restaurants, coffee shop, boat tour, carousel, seed and gift shop, etc. Be sure to get a free flower... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a "must see" place to visit when in Victoria. In the summer the gardens are magnificent with flowers and trees both native and from different parts of the world. In winter there are different displays covering the twelve days of Christmas as well as wonderful lights throughout the gardens.

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Saanichton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a local with an annual pass I can't recommend Butchart enough. There are many seasonal events and the gardens are interesting to visit throughout the off-season; there's always something new to see. However I can not get behind the pricing for the single-visit visitor and I find I cannot in good conscience recommend it in this case.

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British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most beautiful gardens all four seasons. Everywhere you look are amazing plantings....the rose gardens and the hanging planters of bagonias and fuchsia are fabulous. Just wonderful to just stroll from garden to garden.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister brought me here. I thought why should I go to a garden. I prefer to shop at a mall or go sailing with my boyfriend, now my husband. But because she was demanding and fierce, I succumbed to her manipulation and power-hungry domination. I was surprised at this garden. It was GORGEOUS. The lawns were immaculate, and the... More 

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