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“Wonderful Gardens”

The 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: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage
Reviewed February 7, 2014

This is a must stop for anyone. the gardens are magnificent. Only there for a short time, but could have spent a whole day.

Thank Colin C
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

A must for garden lovers. Amazing feat, dedication and a lot of work from a woman and her passion for gardens to transform an old quarry into what it is today. Recommended that you get there early before the crowds to really enjoy the experience. To tip it off the water feature as well.

Thank JPR1960
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

We spent about 3 hours browsing the garden. Enjoyed area after area. Would highly recommend arriving early and having a relaxed half day at least. The designs are top notch. Can get crowded, but people watching is added attraction.

Thank granpagolf
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Reviewed January 25, 2014

We were staying with our daughter in Brentwood Bay and we visited the gardens just after Christmas. The theme was The 12 days of Christmas. We arrived at the park around 4pm when it was still light enough to see the plants but also dark enough to see the lights and decorations. Take a slow walk round the gardens to really enjoy everything and marvel at the sunken garden. Everywhere you turn there is something different. I have been both summert and winter but at Christmas time it is magical. Make the gift shop your last stop and browse - I bought a Butchart Garden calendar/

Thank Joan M
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Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

Amazing Christmas adventure! Give yourself plenty of time to really enjoy this wonderful place, next year when I go I will plan on having dinner there too, maybe even ice skate a bit? This was my third trip to the gardens, the first at Christmas time. Ferry ride from PA, Victoria, hotel, etc. made for a fun family (all adults) memory.

Thank ratherBriding
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