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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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Our tour to Buchart Gardens stopped here on the way and we are glad that it did. We saw many colourful butterflies in their natural environment and the 40 minutes we spent was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Our tour to Buchart Gardens stopped here on the way and we are glad that it did. We saw many colourful butterflies in their natural environment and the 40 minutes we spent was a delightful entree before the main event.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Was dragged here kicking and screaming and ended up thoroughly enjoying myself. Great place to visit

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Gresham, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Decent price and really fun to see the beautiful butterflies and birds and huge plants and flowers. Be prepared for steamy conditions ut worth it

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Just been today with my boyfriend and my little niece aged 7. It was great, lots of lovely buterflies flying everywhere, it's a bit hot inside but not bad, my niece was delighted and there were parrots and flamingos too. Took lots of pictures, there were plenty of butterflies everywhere. Price for an adult is about $16 which is not... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The rainforest effect was surreal, spent over an hour walking in circles. Butterflies are lively and parrots will snuggle if given the opportunity. Flamingoes are like a regular married couple with their bickering but the kid loved it. More established than Butterfly World (Phoenix).

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We planned a trip to take our seven year old granddaughter to Victoria. As we came off the ferry, we decided to stop at the Visitors Centre. The friendly volunteers there spent a great deal of time with us. They suggested that we stop at the Butterfly Gardens on our way to Victoria as they were quite sure our granddaughter... More 

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Lakewood, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Love this. You will be amazed at all the beauty. Bring your camera as there are lots of opportunity's for picture taking. It is a serene place and well worth your time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Gorgeous butterflies, many varieties, each with incredible patterns & brilliant colors. Steamy jungle atrium also houses parrots, flamingos, coy ponds & an enclosure of beautiful & poisonous frogs. Tickets a little spendy at $16C/adult but watching butterflies float freely and supporting their rescue of exotic pets is well worthwhile.

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Silverdale, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A very nice but small slice of the jungle in British Columbia of all places. Lot's of beautiful butterflies. Some variety as well with turtles,frogs and flamingos. Some nice parrots as well. Worth a visit if you are in the Butchart gardens area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The butterflies were everywhere and seemed content in their environment. Flamingos, parrot, fish, ducks all co-existing was impressive.

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Address: 1461 Benvenuto Avenue, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-652-3822
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Central Saanich
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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