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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: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage
Reviewed February 8, 2013

I've visited three out of the four seasons - spring, fall, and winter - and let me tell you each time was great. Perhaps the best maintained and clean public venue in the Pacific Northwest. If you visit Victoria but miss Butchart's you're missing one of the real jewels of this area, province, region and western Canada.

Thank ScottLarsen
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

This place is just spectacular and should NOT be missed. It really is quite indescribable! Even people who are not into gardens will enjoy this magnificent place. And the story behind it is quite interesting as well.

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Reviewed February 4, 2013

Three visits and I'm looking forward to my next jaunt to Victoria. Visiting Butchart Gardens is a MUST whether you are up in Canada for a day trip from Seattle, as part of a girls' weekend, or as an out-of-town visitor. The gardens are in a constant state of change depending on the time of year. All three of my visits have been in warmer months (June, July, and August) and my goal is to go again, in the winter, so that I can see the differences of what is in bloom. You can stroll for hours, fill up a memory card on your camera, shop the gift area, look at beautiful works of art, and if you're lucky, see some spectacular lights and fireworks at night.

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Reviewed February 2, 2013

We went here In June and the gardens were gorgeous. If you ever get to Victoria Canada put this on your to do list! There is much history and design here which keeps it very interesting. We spent the day and hated to leave.

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Reviewed February 2, 2013

only a blooming idiot would miss this incomparable attraction if in the neighborhood, and by that, we mean anywhere west of the Rockies... spectacular blossoms, satisfying repasts, even for the young ones...

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