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Victoria Butterfly Gardens

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Address: 1461 Benvenuto Avenue, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-652-3822
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Description: Victoria Butterfly Gardens offers a rare opportunity to experience a true...
Victoria Butterfly Gardens offers a rare opportunity to experience a true tropical jungle in the best part of Canada. Victoria Butterfly Gardens is home to exotic butterflies, tropical ducks, stunning flamingos, rare tropical birds, Chameleons, Geckos, Poison dart Frogs, Tree Frogs, Sulcata and Red Footed Tortoises and giant Koi swimming in the stream and pond.Located just 5 minutes from the famed Butchart Gardens, Victoria Butterfly Gardens is warm and aromatic. The Gardens’ feature over 200 species of orchids, other stunning blooms and thousands of tropical plants, including foods of the world and carnivorous plant displays. This carefully planned combination of trees, bushes, vines and creepers is a balanced jungle-like eco-system that flourishes without the use of herbicides and pesticides. Guided tours are offered daily at no extra charge. These tours will optimize your jungle experiences as you discover the hidden gems within the Gardens.With a chance to shop our uniquely themed gift shop and winner of the 2010 Eco Star award, this is an environmentally friendly adventure that you will remember forever. Open daily except for December 25th, December 26th and January 1st.
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We had a great time. Very educational. Beautiful and exotic butterflies. A hidden gem. Very close to Butchard Gardens so stop on your way. The bus stop is very close.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Federal Way, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a great time. Very educational. Beautiful and exotic butterflies. A hidden gem. Very close to Butchard Gardens so stop on your way. The bus stop is very close.

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Central Saanich, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A definite must-see for anyone - especially those of us who live here and have never been! The children were fascinated by the large variety of butterflies as well as the beautiful frogs and the big turtles. I enjoyed the flora and fauna the most and almost felt as though we were in a fantasy world with all the colorful... More 

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VicBG, General Manager at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, responded to this review

Hello RedRambler220 Thank you for the great review. "Don't just take a quick walk through - there are benches to sit and relax and enjoy!" We could not have said it better ourselves. Thank you for your kind words and you since you seem to live in the neighbourhood we hope to see you again soon. More 

West Orange, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a delightful attraction with butterflies, tropical birds, turtles, flamingos, etc. Very close to Butchart Gardens, making it a perfect companion attraction!

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VicBG, General Manager at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, responded to this review

Hello kkt18 Thank you very much for the positive review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your visit. We will continue to do our best to live up to the review you have given. Please come back and visit us again the next time you are in the area. More 

Seattle, Washington
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We loved it. Had low expectations going in (no idea why) but it was great. The interaction with the butterflies is intimate and the other animals are visible. Unlike zoos you are guaranteed of seeing the wildlife here. The butterflies even land on you so the photo opportunities are plentiful. Highly recommend it.

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VicBG, General Manager at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, responded to this review

Hello PJAQH Thank you for the positive review. We are so glad to hear that we exceeded your expectations. One of the other ways we are unlike a zoo is that all of our animals are donated or rescued. We hope that you will come and enjoy another visit to the gardens when you are next in the area. Thank... More 

Calgary, AB
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Loved our visit here, very accessibility friendly! Our special needs daughter loved the fact we could just take our time and explore. Watch out for the One bird that loves the women visitors ha ha! Well worth the drive out to visit!

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VicBG, General Manager at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, responded to this review

Hello Cowboy005 Thank you very much for the great review. We are so glad the you felt it was "well worth the drive out to visit!" We are thrilled that you found the hidden secret to enjoying the gardens....time. As you can attest to, when you take your time going through the the gardens all the wonders of the jungle... More 

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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We have been to several similar places and this is definitely the best experience. Others are too small or crowded and with little kids I'm always worried they will hurt the butterflies. No problem here, where the interior is very roomy and the paths wide enough for two-way traffic and then some. Beautiful butterflies and other wildlife. Definitely a must-see!... More 

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VicBG, General Manager at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, responded to this review

Hello Mamacroc Thank you for the great review. Your comments regarding your experience are heart warming and we are so glad that you found it a rewarding experience. We are trying to always improve on what we do and from your comments we can see that we are on the right track. We hope you will come back and visit... More 

Oregon
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We have been to several similar exhibits in several countries and this is by far the best. The professional staff and diversity of the exhibit made it a highlight of our recent trip to Victoria. Parrots, lizards, turtles and a seemingly endless variety of butterflies that almost pose for the camera. Loved it!

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VicBG, General Manager at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, responded to this review

Hello CKScubalife Thank you for the great review. Your review states that we are the "Best in Class", that is very high praise and we will do our best to live up to your review. We hope that the next time you are in the area you will pay us a visit. Thank you again and we are so glad... More 

Ashland, Oregon
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325 reviews 325 reviews
95 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Not only are there plenty of butterflies with dazzling colors, but there are parrots and flamingos also. There is a pool with goldfish and turtles. Lush tropical plants abound. Well worth a visit.

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VicBG, General Manager at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, responded to this review

Hello LindaMG Thank you for the wonderful review. We are so glad the you felt our attraction was "well worth a visit". We hope that the next time you are in the area you will visit us again to see how the jungle changes. Thank you again for the review. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Very small venue for the price. Some nice species, but it was very crowded. Interior is quite warm and uncomfortable. It location close to Butchart gardens makes it easily accessible.

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VicBG, General Manager at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, responded to this review

Hello Grace J Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear that your experience was not as good as you had hoped. On the date you visited we received a large number of cruise ship passengers at the same time. This can make the gardens a little crowded and I hope that you will come back and try... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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420 reviews 420 reviews
60 attraction reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Not huge but worth a visit especially if you were at the Gardens just next door. Free flying butterflies and moths. Also some other animals. Well worth it.

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VicBG, General Manager at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, responded to this review

Hello jamesmorton Thank you for the great review. We are happy to learn that we have created something that gave you pleasure. Glad you found it was "well worth it." We hope you will come back and visit again. More 

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