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The Butchart Gardens

Open today: 8:45 AM - 6:00 PM
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These internationally acclaimed floral display gardens and National Historic Site of Canada 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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
800 Benvenuto Ave | Brentwood Bay, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J8, Canada
+1 250-652-4422
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Reviewed today

This garden was beautiful. We visited in early September, when certain flowers, like roses were not at its viewing best. The Rose garden was an disappointment. Also the Japanese garden did not meet my expectations too. The Sunken garden and the rest of the attraction...More

Thank NateaBar
Reviewed today

The gardens are very beautiful, and even though we went in mid-September and expected everything to be past its peak, it didn't seem that way at all. We didn't have schedule flexibility and had to go on a day when it rained steadily the entire...More

Thank Joe H
Reviewed today

The lush gardens are simply spectacular; expertly designed and flawlessly maintained. Although the day was misty and rainy, the colors of the myriad plants were vibrant, deciduous trees were "turning" into their autumn shades. (Obviously, it rains here frequently - for those who may not...More

Thank BRLG2004
Reviewed today

My wife tells me that while in Victoria we're going to go look at a bunch of plants. My thought was "what a waste of time". Then we arrived. OMG!!!! One of the most amazing sights of my entire 70 years. This "old school" male...More

Thank Scott N
Reviewed yesterday

There is much to see. I could not enjoy it all due to my walking issues, but hubby did. Was quite busy even in September. You could spend a lot of time here for sure. Was surprised by the cost to get in though. They...More

Thank Fishcat
Reviewed yesterday

We love to visit gardens when we travel, and this one is top-notch. We especially enjoyed the Japanese garden; it's design and exectuion are the best we've seen. Another favorite area was the dahlia garden -- they have the broadest selection of anything we've seen....More

Thank p23brown
Reviewed yesterday

I went to the gardens as an excursion from a cruise ship. I paid $99.95 for entrance to the gardens and the bus ride to and from the ship. It was greatly over-priced! The fee is only about $33 dollars, so why would it cost...More

Thank travelbug281
Reviewed yesterday

Our tour group visited here about an hour's trip from the city of Victoria. I was dreading a long walking day through everyday gardens on a hot summer day but was pleasantly surprised by this place. It wasn't so large so you don't get tired...More

Thank stulimom
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was s highlight of our visit to BC. The weather was pleasant and it was not crowded. The gardens are just marvelously maintained. We enjoyed learning the history if the development of the gardens as well as having high tea , which was pricey...More

Thank Derek M
Reviewed yesterday

This was the first visit to Butchart Gardens for myself and my companion. I usually associate lush flower gardens with Spring, not autumn. So I was a little skeptical about the prospect of a visit in late September. My skepticism was unfounded; the gardens were...More

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September 23, 2018|
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Response from RBN11 | Reviewed this property |
yes plenty of parking for cars, buses, motorhomes etc
September 13, 2018|
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Response from Natkayco1 | Reviewed this property |
You can take a city bus or a taxi. A lot of the buses stop there and it’s about a 30 minute trip from Downtown Victoria. Same for a cab it’s just a bit more expensive.
September 9, 2018|
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Response from ckatmomi | Reviewed this property |
No It seems to end Sept. 1 Victoria natives, recent arrivals to the city and travelling tourists alike have one last opportunity to witness the Gardens’ dazzling show of the summer season. From June 30th and repeating... More