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The Butchart Gardens
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Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip from Vancouver
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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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage
Reviewed September 24, 2012

We stayed in Vancouver, took the ferry to Vancouver Island and toured the Gardens. We paid $165.00 US for a round trip ferry ride; then $15.00 for parking then the admission to the Gardens. The money was well spent. The Gardens were fantastic! HERE is how to SAVE MONEY! ON the ferry there were posters of deals for hotels on Vancouver Island. The deals were for room for the night, tickets to the Gardens, AND RT Ferry trips from the Island to the Mainland: ALL FOR $125.00 US. That would be a potential savings of $200.00 US plus we would have been able to stay on the Island and see the fabulous fireworks show.

Thank Rickey H
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

The gardens are too well known to need more description, however I would encourage visitors to see Butcharts in the Spring when the thousands of flowers are a mass of rich colour.
The only downside is the high cost. $30 for one visit is a bit steep. I live nearby and have a yearly pass for around $60.

Thank Don071
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Butchart Gardens is a short journey from Victoria BC in Canada. It is beautifully laid out, managed and maintained with a series of different garden themes including Italian, chinese as well as abundant borders and a rose garden.
Disable access is possible throught the facility.

Thank inigoj
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

The vision that Jenny Butchart had has certainly been fulfilled
Beautiful gardens are well worth a visit

Thank AlicebroughtyFerry
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

We have visited the Gardens many times and never fails to amaze us and any friends we take with us. It is unlikely that there are many other gardens worldwide that would top this amazing place. The Gardens also has a top-notch fine dinning restaurant and a cafeteria for more modest meals.

Thank John3554
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