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The Butchart Gardens
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$59.18*
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Butchart Gardens Tour from Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage
Reviewed July 24, 2014

The weather was absolutely perfect for a day walking around the gardens. The well-maintained garden was a riot of color and fragrances. The only suggestion I would have is that labels on the plants would have been helpful, but it was good to have the guide which identified some of the flowers, and there was a display at the gift job which also identified plants. In addition, the staff was knowledgeable.

This was my second time there, and I would go back again.

Thank teamfur
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

Butchart Gardens is a highly manicured attraction in the true style of gardens of the Victorian era. We visited in July at the height of the summer flowering season and the views were truly amazing. This place may be a bit over manicured for serious gardeners but it is pretty spectacular. We easily caught the local bus there and back from downtown Victoria.

Thank planbee
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

You can't miss this. Make the time to do it! We travelled by rental scooter from downtown Victoria along the coastline and then into the gardens. Walking through the gardens is such a treat. It is stunning in every season.

Thank AlannaKing
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Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

It was lovely walking through the garden's, but there was no life in it other than humans. I didn't see any birds, bee's or insects.

Thank icefishinginidaho
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

This garden is extremely beautiful and very easy to explore. It is very unique with the sunken garden and overall a great visit. After touring the garden we decided to take the boat tour of the cove and found it to be very interesting summary of the history for the area.

Thank JWGSeattle
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