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The Butchart Gardens: Tours & Tickets

Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Come enjoy our breathtaking 22 ha (55 acres) of gardens year around. In Spring, countless tulips, daffodils and hyacinths will give you a buffet of fragrances and colours. You’ll be saying “wow” when you experience our Summer: The Rose Garden...more
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800 Benvenuto Ave | Brentwood Bay, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J8, Canada
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This average rating is for our experience at the gardens. The gardens, to be fair, are very beautiful. The cost is relatively expensive at approx $80AUD per person (includes transfer from Victoria Fairmont Empress). My husband walks slowly with a walking stick and some of...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Wurger
Reviewed yesterday

Always a beautiful and breathtaking experience. Just as lovely in the fall as in summer with less poeple to deal with. Truely a serene way to enjoy the outdoors in a crisp air.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Curious810096
Reviewed yesterday

...This is a must. When traveling to the Northwest, this really is a must see. The gardens are meticulously maintained and simply beautiful. You walk casually thru the different areas. One is just more beautiful than the next. I do have to say I liked...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank LouAnn R
Reviewed yesterday

We have visited a few gardens but this one does stand out for us. The variety of flowers and trees and what was most impressive for us was this is all done with a landscaping that brings you up and down offering you different view...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Marco22S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Sadly we were on a tour and only had 2 hours to visit. It felt a bit rushed as the gardens are so beautiful and stunning. The food options are reasonable, although not gourmet and the gift shop is abundant with treats!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Ozfan77
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great garden however we arrived on a cruise ship and by the time we arrived we had less than 15 minutes of daylight. As a result we spen the remaining 90 minutes walking around in the dark with a flashlight. While the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Forest W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A few tips for first time visitors to the gardens. First, you can take the safe and reasonably fast public transportation to the gardens from the Harbor and save significant money. For $5CAD you can get an all day bus pass. Furthermore there is no...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped in Victoria on our way to Vancouver via Ferry, there was not much to see in Victoria until a friend brought us to Butchart Gardens on the way to the ferry. It is beautiful, all the lawns are green and the flowers in...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank kksfv
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went on a tour of the gardens which was part of a package from Clipper Vacations. I am not much of a garden person, but appreciate really nice ones. Butchart Gardens is 'over the top' gorgeous. The Sunken Garden is the star, but the other...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Bob M
Reviewed 5 days ago

I love gardens. I occassionally drag my husband along. On this trip, he couldn't put the camera down and enjoyed it as much as I did. The gardens are inspiring and, despite the many feet that cross the paths, refreshing. In early September, the dahlias...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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September 25, 2019|
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Response from tarbaugh2018 | Reviewed this property |
One does have to leave the garden upon closing. They are kind, but gently clear the place out.
August 30, 2019|
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Response from SheilaM L | Reviewed this property |
Have only been to the gardens on July and August. Both were magnificent
August 25, 2019|
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Response from lar289 | Reviewed this property |
Fireworks are only on Saturday, and the last of the season is Saturday August 31.
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