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“A garden lovers paradise”
Review of Butchart Gardens

Butchart Gardens
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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: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
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“A garden lovers paradise”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

The gardens are beautiful, and always a treat. You need to plan for a long visit to make the entry fee worth while. Grab a latte as you walk in to walk around, they are very good.

Visited October 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Well worth the time.”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

We visited these gardens as part of an organized tour. What an amazing place. We had heard a lot about these gardens but it is not until you visit first hand, do you really grasp their magnitude.
As with organized tours, your time is limited and this place is definitely one of those occasions. We could have easily spent another couple of hours here. Whenever you chose to visit here, you surely will not be disappointed. These gardens are truly World Class. Thank-you Butchart Gardens for the experience.

Visited August 2012
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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“The "Best Garden on Earth"”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

If a person was to choose their favorite garden on this planet, it would surely be the Butchart Gardens. There's nothing out there like it. Every single object is beautifully created or designed, every flower or plant is carefully placed in magnificent color combinations and the entire area has been gorgeously landscaped.

Visited August 2012
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“Garden of Eden”
Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

I have been to many "gardens" but this property exceeded my expectations by far! Even in early Oct. there was soo many varieties of flowers and plants to be breath taking to your "senses"! One pink rose I smelled, I will NEVER forget! I am so happy I was able to go there.

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“gardeners' paradise”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

What a beautiful place to visit. the gardens were immaculate. Such a peaceful,relaxing place. I have never seen so many varieties of begonias and the dahlias had the biggest heads I have ever seen. The dinng facilities are good and I particularly enjoyed the clam chowder. Yum!Yum. Have a ride on the carousel but just enjoy the day.

Visited September 2012
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