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“Probably should visit while in Victoria” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Butchart Gardens

Butchart Gardens
800 Benvenuto Avenue, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8X 3X4, Canada
250-652-4422
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Type: Gardens, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Activities: Walking, Dining
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Owner description: These internationally acclaimed floral display gardens started over 100 years ago and remain privately owned by the family. Jennie Butchart wanted to make her husband's depleted limestone quarry look better and the result is the Sunken Garden. Other gardens include the Rose Garden, the Japanese Garden and the Italian Garden. The gardens are meticulously maintained and provide a riot of colour for much of the year. During the summer, special lighting subtly illuminates the gardens, musical entertainment takes place on the Concert Lawn, and there are ten spectacular Saturday night Firework Shows. The Magic of Christmas season also has beautiful lighting and evening entertainment, and an outdoor skating rink. Spring offers hundreds of thousand flowering bulbs and Autumn is the time for dahlias, chrysanthemums and fall colours. The Gardens is open daily, year round.
Seattle, Washington
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“Probably should visit while in Victoria”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It had been years since we took the short ride out to the gardens. Good to research before you go, depending on what time of year you plan to visit. For June, the roses were stunning. So much variety and colors. We walked the gardens in a little less than 2 hours and that seemed to be about right to take it in leisurely. Took plenty of pictures together with a few stops to sit and enjoy.

Visited June 2014
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“If ever your'e in Victoria....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

......Go to the Butchart Gardens. Much has been written about the gardens so here are some things to note.
1. If you arrive just after lunch you can sample the delicious high teas and save yourself a trip to the "Empress" hotel in Victoria.
2. Go in the evening or stay around and see the garden when its darker and they switch on the lights. It really does give another perspective.
3. There are certain nights when there are fireworks in the evening. Check this out before your visit if you want to see this.
4. Take your time. For the entry fee you have all day to spend there so take it all in.

Visited June 2014
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“Butchart Gardens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I have to say that this is the best Garden I have ever seen. Absolutely stunning! We went there on a visit when staying in Vancouver. About 3 hours from Vancouver including Ferry.

Visited May 2014
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“Wonderful place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Butchart Gardens are truly a wonder, the flower displays are amazing.
Be sure to allow yourself time to slowly walk through and see all the gardens.
Lunch at the Blue Poppy was very good

Visited July 2014
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“Absolutely beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I have never seen a more beautiful garden. Every where you turn there are beautiful flowers, fountains, and landscapes. It's a must see for everyone visiting Victoria.

Visited July 2014
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