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Address: 1461 Benvenuto Ave, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-652-3822
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Victoria Butterfly Gardens offers a rare opportunity to experience a true...

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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Privately owned. Great venue

I really enjoy this place it's a wonderful place to bring kids or whoever would like an up close (maybe to upclose ) encounter with butterflies of all kinds. The place can be... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoy this place it's a wonderful place to bring kids or whoever would like an up close (maybe to upclose ) encounter with butterflies of all kinds. The place can be toured as slowly or quickly as you like. I on one occasion was there and saw everything to see in 10 mins but have been there 30... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Considering the steep price, I must say I had expected a bit more but it was still a nice place to spend an hour or two on a rainy day. It is fairly small and I wasn't sure if the flamingos were happy in their small habitat. Lots of beautiful butterflies though, and the "camera warmer" is definitely a plus... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Butterfly Gardens is on your way to Butchart gardens and so is an opportune time to do two things at once. Beautiful butterflies and moths, some giant size as big as some birds. Amazing colours. A great place to visit for young and old.

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Destin, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very serene and green, a beautiful park to see in Victoria. Lots of birds and wildlife to enjoy as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

It's a small place so paying just under $30 for 2 kids and an adult is a bit steep for an hour's worth of entertainment. BUT if you really like nature with free-flying butterflies hovering above, flamingo and turtles in the pond and perhaps a parrot riding on your shoulder while an iguana looks on, you will love this place.... More 

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

on a wet afternoon we decided to visit the butterfly gardens, which we found very enjoyable .There was so many butterflies ,the gardens were laid out very well and the staff were very informative.A most enjoyable afternoon

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Yucaipa, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Many tourist attractions have a butterfly garden nearby. This one proved better than most. They have lots of active butterflies as well as lush vegetation and exotic parrots, turtles, iguanas, and koi. The butterflies seem very active delighting even toddlers. Not an overwhelming amount of educational material.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

It was a tad pricey. There are lots of butterflies and birds. It is small but we enjoyed ourselves. We spent about an hour on a cold afternoon. The sounds and colors were refreshing.

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Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed visiting the butterfly garden there were many different types of butterfly's they have a lot of information on the different species. They also have a lizard and large birds as well as turtles. Make sure to be careful where you step as the butterfly's land everywhere.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Great place to view tropical flowers and butterflies in a very warm and humid environment. Awesome to go inside, warm up and stay dry on a wet day!

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