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“Butchart Gardens At Christmas”

The Butchart Gardens
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Butchart Gardens Tour from Victoria
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 the result is the Sunken Garden. Other gardens include the Rose Garden, the Japanese Garden and the Italian Garden. The gardens are meticulously maintained and provide a riot of colour for much of the year. During the summer, special lighting subtly illuminates the gardens, musical entertainment takes place on the Concert Lawn, and there are ten spectacular Saturday night Firework Shows. The Magic of Christmas season also has beautiful lighting and evening entertainment, and an outdoor skating rink. Spring offers hundreds of thousand flowering bulbs and Autumn is the time for dahlias, chrysanthemums and fall colours. The Gardens is open daily, year round.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed January 9, 2012

Although the flowers weren't blooming the gardens are still a delight at Christmas. They have a family skaing rink as well as lights all around the park. There were very clever Christmas displays all around the park on a theme. Very wonderful for us and our elderly mother.

Thank DougHay
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

first impression when you park the car is Wow!!!!
the pathway is lined with flower beds, flowering trees and shrubs. once you start walking around, the camera is continually being clicked, around every bend there is more colour. some of the flower heads are wider than an adults hand span, beautiful. the autumn colours added extra beauty to the gardens.
would reccomend this be added to your trip when visiting Vancouver Island

Thank maurieandvanda
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Reviewed January 7, 2012

what can you say about the butchart gardens except go.go.go.if you do not go you are missing what i think is canada's wonder to the world.go and see what myself and other visitors have experienced i have been twice and can't wait to go again the sunken garden is fantastic so is ross fountain the gift shop japenese gardens ect do yourself a favour don't miss it

Thank Bev C
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Reviewed January 7, 2012

The gardens are beautiful and the shrubs, trees and flowers tended with care. The Gardens put the flora first and do not succumb to commercialized displays. It's a great place to walk with loved ones, take fantastic photos, even if you can't take a decent shot normally.

Thank Susan T
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Reviewed January 7, 2012

Let me start off by saying I'm not a gardening person. However, even I had to admit this was really something special. I felt I this must be what heaven is like! All the trees and flowers in bloom. We went on a cruise and only had about two hours but I wished I had all day and picnic there. We took a tour bus to there from Downtown Victoria which were readily available. It is a bit pricy but worth every penny. Will definitely be back next time I'm in Victoria.

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