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“Gardens of Delight” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Butchart Gardens

Butchart Gardens
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Brentwood Bay Kayak Tour and Butchart Gardens Visit
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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, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Dunwoody, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Gardens of Delight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

If you're in Victoria, these gardens are not to be missed. It's about 40 minutes from downtown and the cruise pier area but worth the trip. The gardens are exquisite with magnificent colors and varieties of plants, flowers and shrubs. There are places to grab a bite to eat and a large giftshop. Seeing the flowers in both daylight and dusk are a pleasure to the eyes.

Visited June 2014
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“Well Worth the Money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

Awesome gardening. The vision that Mrs. Butchart had exceeds that of most. My favorite section of the garden was the sunken gardens. I was there a little early in the year, so the flowers were not all in full bloom, but most of the trees and bushes were. Take the time to really take in the views. Here are some videos to show the sites to be seen : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1okUfz9S-g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZIsGbCavGQ
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Visited June 2014
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Irvine, California
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“The best of the best botanical garden”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

The best of the best botanical garden. I call it the Disneyland of botanical gardens...I am in aah of this place. Everything is so pristine and manicured so perfect...well it's magical.

Visited June 2014
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Gold Coast Queensland.
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“An absolute must see.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

There has been many superlatives written by many visitors. I can only support everything that has already been written. Do not miss visiting this magnificent result of a dedicated lifetimes work by a wonderful Canadian family. I cannot think of any other that would surpass these.

Visited September 2013
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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Very Impressivbe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a very impressive was to spend a few hours although it is rather expensive. We went in May and I am sure it would have been even more impressive had we been able to visit later in the summer. Our advantage was that it was not over-crowded, The walk through the gardens is veru relaxing and not too strenuous. It is even suitable for children and has a small amusement area for the little ones.

Visited May 2014
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