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The Butchart Gardens

Open today: 8:45 AM - 10:00 PM
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Hours Today: 8:45 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
800 Benvenuto Ave | Brentwood Bay, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J8, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

This was my first time that I have visited the famous Butchard Gardens. The experience was overwhelming and breathakingly beautiful. There were many people in th gardens especially as in August the weather was very warm and sunny. This trip was booked for me in...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Angie H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We really enjoy visiting this special garden every couple of years when we are on the rock. It's one of the highlights of our vacation. It's amazing to observe the magic the gardeners create so tranquil. Thank you.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Cascaderrr
Reviewed yesterday

Very well presented gardens and the sunken gardens and the Japanese gardens were our favourites. It is possible to work out what the flowers are by guides and checking at the entrance/exit but please do see how it is done at the gardens in the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank LondonStagman
Reviewed yesterday

We visited Butchart Gardens for the first time. Had heard from many people how pretty it was, but had no idea what a phenomenal experience we would have. The flowers are beyond beautiful, the walk was lovely, the staff were helpful and the entire area...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank JaneOllie
Reviewed yesterday

Though all areas were nice, the sunken garden was the featured attraction with multiple levels of plantings and paths. Apparently this was a pit in a quarry that was turned into a garden. Amazing what they were able to accomplish!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank O M
Reviewed 2 days ago

As this was my second visit to Butchart Gardens after many years it was still lovely but now there are too many tourists also enjoying it. Suggest that you go as early as you can to enjoy some peace and quiet that gardens are best...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank car0leb66
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is great if you are a senior citizen, otherwise it is overrated and overhyped. The lines are long, the service people are very slow and it is very unorganized. The food taste awful as well as the gross coffee, I had to wait...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank BostonBecca7175
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

These gardens were even better than we had hoped for! All 4 of the main gardens were so fantastic! The paths were easy to walk and there were a lot of places to take a break and enjoy the view! Another highlight, was the soft...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank K951LQstephanier
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Butchart Gardens. We arrived about 4 pm which gave us time to leisurely tour all the gardens before our 7 pm dinner reservation at the Dining Room, which was fabulous. The gardens are gorgeous and meticulously maintained. The fireworks...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank LaChatNoir
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Second time there but it had been many years since first visit. The Gardens are just beautiful, Victoria so fortunate to have a family that built such a lovely place. Definitely recommend going and taking your time walking around to see all the gardens.

Date of experience: August 2019
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August 6, 2019|
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Response from Scott L | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I'm afraid I don't know as my first and only visit was in July.
August 4, 2019|
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Response from teresamr2017 | Reviewed this property |
Hello. Yes there are plenty of benches to sit and enjoy the garden on.
July 29, 2019|
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What is the question?