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“A Place to Get Up Close and Personal with Butterflies!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Victoria Butterfly Gardens

Victoria Butterfly Gardens
1461 Benvenuto Avenue, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J5, Canada
250-652-3822
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Victoria in One Day Sightseeing Tour
Type: Gardens, Specialty Museums, Outdoors
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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.
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“A Place to Get Up Close and Personal with Butterflies!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

There are many different varieties of butterflies here. There are also exotic birds all in a lovely tropical setting. A docent discussed the life cycle of the butterfly and answered all questions.

Visited September 2011
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VicBG, General Manager at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, responded to this review, February 19, 2012
HI Phyliss G

Thank you for your review. We take great pride in what we do and I am glad you had a chance to take one of our complimentary tour. It is a great way to get the most out of your visit. I hope you will come back and see us again the next time you are in the area.
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Love being surrounded by butterfly in a tropical setting.

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VicBG, General Manager at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, responded to this review, February 19, 2012
What a wonderful sentiment. I couldn't agree more!
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“Victoria butterfly Gardens”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

It is a nice conservatory with thousands of butterflies. If you are lucky, a few will land on you.

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Victoria, Canada
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“Don't miss them!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

These gardens are relatively close to the famous Butchart Gardens, and I think some people are thinking "one more garden? how much nicer can it be than Butchart?" well, folks, these gardens are spectacular and well worth the trip. Go during the day, when it's light, so you'll see the butterflies. They are beautiful and you'll learn many interesting facts about butterflies you didn't even know were interesting! The gardens are HOT! so dress appropriately, think a warm sunny day on a Mexican beach ;) there are more than butterflies, there are amazing flamingos and fish, turtles too. Don't miss it, it's fun for the entire family, young and old.

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“A bit of the Tropics”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2011

A nice reprieve from grey rainy days. We have been many times and will go back.

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