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Victoria Butterfly Gardens

1461 Benvenuto Avenue, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J5, Canada
250-652-3822
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Specialty Museums, Gardens
Owner description: Victoria Butterfly Gardens offers a rare opportunity to experience a true tropical jungle in the best part of Canada. Victoria Butterfly Gardens is... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We were amazed by not only the huge variety of butterflys, but the tropical rain forest, plants, and animals. Parrots, flamingos, iguanas, tortoise, the list goes on and on. Very, very well done. You'll feel you've gotten your money's worth, learned a lot, and enjoyed yourself thoroughly.

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Jackson, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This attraction was part of our Victoria, BC excursion during our Alaska cruise. It was amazing to see the different butterflies and moths, all at different stages of their life cycles. There were parrots, turtles/tortoises, flamingos and ducks, along with different types of fish, all within a beautiful, serene garden setting. You don't seem to mind the humidity within the... More

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

Hello Claudia C Thank you for the wonderful review. We are very happy to read your thoughts on our attraction. We are might be a little biased, but, we believe a visit to our facility is a great addition to anyone's trip to Victoria. According to your review, you would agree. We are glad you took the time to come... More

Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

What a beautiful place to see exotic butterflies and birds and turtles. We are on holiday from the UK and took our family for an afternoon outing. We all loved it and thought the setting superb.

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

Hello Christine A Thank you for the excellent review and the wonderful play on words. We will continue to do our best to make sure that every guest feels the same way you do about our Jungle. We know it is a long way to come to visit but we hope, if you are in the area again, you will... More

Gilroy, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Took a tour of the gardens. I found them to be truly fascinating. A multitude of plants and insects. Hundreds of different types of beautiful butterflies. I would recommend this attraction to everyone. We had a great visit, a little short but still had a great time.

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

Hello Don K Thank you for your review of the gardens. To hear that you would recommend this attraction for everyone is a great honour! We try our best to make sure that we offer excellent value. It would seem, from your review, that we have made that happen. We hope you will visit us again the next time you... More

Corvallis, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Victoria Butterfly Gardens is a great place to see butterflies and moths as well as some animals and birds such as parrots, flamingos, turtles, and colorful poison frogs? We enjoyed taking butterfly photos on the beautiful flowers.

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

Hello Richard T Thank you for the wonderful review and the excellent rating on TripAdvisor. We are very happy that you enjoyed your visit. I am sure you would agree that the number of pictures that can be taken at Victoria Butterfly Gardens is endless and can make even the most novice of photographers look like an expert. We hope... More

atlanta
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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stopped by the Butterfly Garden after visiting The Butchart Garden. The Butterfly Garden was small but there was a lot to see. In addition to the butterfiles there were exotic birds, flamingos, turtles, an iguana, and koy. It was fun chasing the butterflies and trying to get a sharp shot on the beautiful flowers. If you have children, they... More

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

Hello Patrat236 Thank you for the great review. Glad to hear that you had so much fun chasing our butterflies. Those butterflies can be very elusive even to a skilled photographer. Your comments regarding our admission price and all the animals you got to see, it sounds like we are doing the right thing and providing good value. We will... More

El Cerrito, California, United States
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25 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I love to take photos. Rarely can I "catch" a butterfly in the wild. Here, there were so many flitting about, that I figured out how to snap a number of good pictures. Plus there are birds and a few other critters. Definitely a fun place. Close to Butchart Gardens, so if you're driving, it's worth a stop after visiting... More

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

Hello MarciaFormanGrossman Thank you for the review of Victoria Butterfly Gardens. We are glad to hear that you took so many pictures that you liked. It is difficult to catch the butterflies in just the right way, but, when you do it is magical. We hope you will stop in and visit us again the next time you are in... More

Vancouver, Canada
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112 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We have returned will our grand children again and were not disappointed with all of the varieties of colourful butterflies / birds / moth. The facility is not large, however its layout allows everyone to enjoy a stroll in an enchanting atrium! The plants & water displays have fragrant atmosphere, we will return for an evening viewing next time. Lots... More

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

Hello Sashakeena Thank you for the wonderful review. We are so pleased to hear that you have visited us numerous times and it continues to be an enjoyable experience. We are always trying to make our experience better and if there is anything we can do in that regard please do not hesitate to contact us at info@butterflygardens.com. You may... More

Victoria, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This garden is small compared to most Butterfly conservatories, but don't let the size fool you. Packed into this attraction are knowledgeable, well trained staff, an open butterfly rearing system, and some very fine specimens. They are doing a great job creating an interesting attraction that will delight the children, interest the enthusiasts, and charm the rest. Don't just walk... More

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

Hello BrianWSpencer Thank you for the excellent review. We are glad you could look past our size and see us for everything we have to offer. So often in life we forget that good things come in small packages and that if you stop, look, and listen, you can be rewarded with something more than you expected. Thank you again... More

Sammamish
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I loved the Butterfly Gardens. I had no idea what to expect and it was a great visit. You don't have to be there long to enjoy it or you can hang out there and really watch the butterflies. The butterfly garden has hundreds of butterflies of many many types flying around. They are so plentiful they kept landing on... More

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

Hello Amy B Thank you for the wonderful review. Not everyone is as fortunate as your group was to have butterflies land on them but everyone is desperate to have it happen, Consider yourselves very lucky!! We are glad that you took the time to see all that we have to offer and that you found it to be a... More

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