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Butchart Gardens

800 Benvenuto Avenue, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8X 3X4, Canada
+1 250-652-4422
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
800 Benvenuto Avenue, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8X 3X4, Canada
+1 250-652-4422
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Butchart Gardens is a wonderful place to visit. If you like flowers and the outdoors you are in for a treat. This vast area features some very interesting flora, a rose garden to die for, and a fine dining restaurant. Also love the fireworks at...More

Thank Lynda D
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Most impressive and beautiful display I have ever seen.... and I've been around. Love the Japanese garden. My fav.

Thank Darryl A
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Gardens are looking great right now. Arrange to stay for the evening concert - every night something different in a magical setting.

Thank Wendy L
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Came in February, 2016 as part of the Tourist in your home town offer. Was NOT disappointed. The gardens are well-engineered, well cared for, and generally a delight to visit year-round.

Thank Blaine B
Reviewed 25 July 2016

To say there are lots of pretty flowers is an understatement. The gardens are beautiful and pristinely kept up. We were there on a Friday night and they had a live band doing covers of Beatles music so we were able to stroll the gardens...More

Thank BCBolts
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We visited as part of a day tour to Vancouver Island and were completely awestruck by these gardens. Acres of brilliant colour, exquisite colour coordination and contrast it was an experience rather than just a garden. The plants were labelled and seeds were on sale...More

Thank Caroline B
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Butchart Gardens have the most Beautiful flower gardens with also a Japanese Garden with wooden water chimes, every Saturday Night during the summer months they have fireworks that are amazing, I'd suggest stopping in the gift shop too!!

Thank lucy682
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

If you are an avid gardener or just needing a bit of peace and tranquility,Butchart Gardens is a wonderful oasis. Visit this beautiful site to take I all the various species of plants or simply wandering around,find a quiet spot and drink in the ambiance.

Thank Janice P
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I have seen pictures of these gardens, but it is much better seeing them in person. So well laid out, so colorful so beautiful. This place should be at the top list (or near to it ) of your list of things to do while...More

Thank parrottdize
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Very neat gardens. Lots of plaques with history and info and a printed guide to the seasonal plantings (common and scientific names). Nice walking paths and obviously well-cared for and planned. Definitely worth the trip.

Thank faganml
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Carol L
How long to tour the gardens approximately?
17 May 2017|
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Response from mifcnm | Reviewed this property |
At least 2-4 hr depends on how much you like flowers.
You mention $30? Is this the admission price in Canadian dollars? How often do buses go rom downtown Victoria?
1 May 2017|
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Response from TBGSocialMedia | Property representative |
Hello, all of our rates listed are in Canadian Dollars, subject to 5% tax, and pricing is per person. Our website has many transportation options including links to B.C. Transit. You'll find the information under "Visit... More
Hi Vicki1812. Due to travel arrangements (bus/ferry times) we will need to arrive at Butchart Gardens around lunch time with a couple of overnight bags. Do you recall seeing a left luggage facility in the gardens? Most helpful for two OAP's Thanks in anticipation.
25 April 2017|
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Response from TBGSocialMedia | Property representative |
Hi pkh2015, Visitors can securely store luggage, free of charge, at the Visitor Information Centre. This is located in Water Wheel Square at the entrance to The Gardens. Kind regards, The Butchart Gardens