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The Butchart Gardens

Open today: 9:00 AM - 9:00 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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800 Benvenuto Ave | Brentwood Bay, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J8, Canada
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This is such a wonderful event for the whole family at Christmas. The theme is the Twelve Days of Christmas and the challenge is to find all Twelve decorations.There are also fun challenges for older kids. However, we had a three-year-old so we did have...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Anna B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Go to see the extensive Christmas light displays-in fact go and hour before sunset to see everything because as dusk falls some of the permanent gardens close. Restaurants are Great.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fred d
Reviewed 3 days ago

The ever changing floral displays throughout the year keep even hardcore season pass holders keen for visits to the garden. These gardens are breathtaking.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank J0y58
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Every year we go for the 12 Days of Christmas lights and it really is pretty. Bring some hot cocoa and dress warm!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Emma d
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A must visit! And even if you are thrifty splurge on lunch in the nice dining restaurant- wonderful!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Carmen R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Absolutely magical walk through Butchart Gardens at night to view Christmas lights and find all the Twelve Days of Christmas images, statues, marionettes etc, and listen to the carollers and the band. A wonderful experience for everyone! Dress warm and go early.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brenda G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Always amazing anytime of year. I am a big garden fan and this place is alway worth the visit! Will contine to go back

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Julie L
Reviewed 6 days ago

It doesn’t matter when you go, be it pouring with rain (they will furnish you with an umbrella) or on one of those rare days when there is a touch of frost on the ground, or in the middle of summer you will always be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DrDennisB
Reviewed 6 days ago

A totally wonderful place to enjoy beautiful scenery and so so many beautiful flowers, tress, and shrubs. I was able to rent a scooter and because of the way the trails were made, it made it very easy to walk the Gardens. Give yourself at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank atrptaker
Reviewed 6 days ago

Butchart Gardens is a must see place in the summer for the gorgeous plants and flowers but is also spectacular in the Christmas season with lovely lights and displays.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank O8416LPlindad
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Dianne P
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Response from Marf13669 | Reviewed this property |
I did see wheel chairs on the property near ticket offices. Not having needed one, I'm not sure about pre-booking. However, I am sure that you can contact Buchart Gardens directly to ask. You can reach them thru their... More
September 23, 2018|
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Response from vikasrjain | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Parking is available.
September 13, 2018|
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Response from WelshHills | Reviewed this property |
The public bus ride was fun and not tedious. It is a regularly scheduled bus; schedules should be available online.