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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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A great little adventure!

We greatly enjoyed our little expedition through the tropics in Victoria! So, many beautiful and interesting things to look at!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We greatly enjoyed our little expedition through the tropics in Victoria! So, many beautiful and interesting things to look at!

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

Hello David M Thank you for the very positive review. We are always happy to hear when someone enjoys what we are passionate about. We hope you will come again the next time you are in the area. More 

Langley BC Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Very much enjoyed our visit here and the wildlife was really lovely. Lots of butterflies but we expected more lizards/geckos as per the website. Turned out they only had one iguana. The two flamingos were nice as were the multiple turtles, but it didn't take very long to go through the whole exhibit - for the price, we expected a... More 

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

Hello Pam E Thank you for the review. I am sorry that you did not get to see the Geckos but we do have a couple of varieties. They are not in the gardens but actually in a terrarium in our microscope area before you enter the gardens. I hope you will try us again and we would be happy... More 

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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I LOVE butterflies! I signed my husband and I for this excursion on our cruise under the impression that the butterflies were in the Butchart Gardens. It's near the gardens but not in it. The Butterfly Garden was lovely. Getting to see butterflies dance circles around you is awesome but if you are short on time I would skip it... More 

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

Hello Yeleny T Thank you for the favourable review. It sounds like you found us by mistake. Well some mistakes turn out for the best! So glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we hope you will come again when you are not so pressed for time. More 

Santa Ana, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Loved the number of species and layout. Very resourceful staff to answer all questions. There are many butterfly gardens around, this one is definitely worth seeing due to the various species. It was truly an enjoyable experience and worth the price.

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

Hello dutchguy2015 Thank you for the great review. We are so happy to hear that you found us worth the admission charge and it sounds like you took your time and managed to see everything that we have to offer. It is indeed humid in our gardens but that is how the tropics are and that is what are inhabitants... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The Butterfly Gardens are small but amazing. Butterflies, flamingo, parrots and gardens. Fun for adults and children.

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

Hello Evgeni Thank you for the very favourable review. We will continue to do our best to live up to the recommendation you have given us. We hope that you will come back and visit us again soon. More 

Federal Way, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 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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VicBG, General Manager at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, responded to this review

Hello Berf Thank you for the wonderful review. We take a great deal of pride in what we offer our guests and we are thrilled to hear that you found it a worthwhile experience. We will continue to do our best to provide excellent value for our guests. We hope you will come back and see us again the next... More 

Central Saanich, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

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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