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Address: 800 Benvenuto Avenue, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8X 3X4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-652-4422
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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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Natural beauty everywhere you look!

Fantastic natural beauty no matter what season you visit. My September visit was remarkable - still had roses, etc. blooming. A real "feast for the eyes"! Helpful staff. Lots... read more

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic natural beauty no matter what season you visit. My September visit was remarkable - still had roses, etc. blooming. A real "feast for the eyes"! Helpful staff. Lots of benches to sit and enjoy the grounds. Good restaurants, cafeterias, etc. Easy and inexpensive access from inner harbor using public buses for those without cars. I really enjoy the opportunity... More 

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After the Canadian Rockies a visit to the Butchart Gardens is a MUST.One cannot imagine how one individual has converted a quarry into a brilliant garden with all types of plants, trees and a beautiful landscape even with a Japanese garden. Besides it has nice curio shopping, with a brilliant High Tea restaurant and also a fast food place.The place... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Also bring your camera, a sweater and some water and you can spend the entire day here. Probably one of the most relaxing and inexpensive de-stressing mini-vacations around. If it's summer you might catch some cool bands too. Saw Shred Kelly there this year!!

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told the spring is the time to visit here. Still, we were happily surprised in August. Many beautiful gardens, some sporting the 'municipal' look, unfortunately. I think they can do better with several of the designs. But this place is very much worthwhile visiting.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

How is it possible to describe 600 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens displaying every kind of plant from Canada, North America and around the world, other than to say it is beyond fabulous. From humble beginnings Butchart has become a major tourist attraction , not just for gardeners but for anyone who wants to commune with nature. The attention to... More 

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Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A fall visit! We had been here years ago in the springtime and it was pretty spectacular then. But there is something about seeing the place in the fall....oh, the snap dragons, the begonias and the dahlias and, and. Set against the changing fall leaves, it was a sight to behold. Be sure to take some time to just wander... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful garden to visit in November. I have been here in the summer with lots of blooms and lots more people so seeing it last Friday minus the crowds was a treat. Unfortunately, the garden was not open at night and the Christmas decorations were being completed. BUT most of the displays for the 12 Days Of... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having heard great reviews of these wonderful Butchart Gardens we were disappointed when the rain began for our arrival.TAs we commenced our visit the rain turned to light showers then to fine conditions. This gave a us a unique sight of the gardens with a smile on their dial with the plants & flowers glowing like a bride on her... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We missed this during our first visit in 2015, so we made sure to go this year. Even in November, the gardens are really impressive and well worth a visit. Highly Recommended !

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Each month you visit is different. It is a must to experience. The last time I visited was in June. Keep the ticket b/c next day you can come back and pay only $7.00! Be inspired and uplifted.

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