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Address: 800 Benvenuto Avenue, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8X 3X4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-652-4422
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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These internationally acclaimed floral display gardens, and National...

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.

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Great all year long

I was impressed with the beauty, even in October. While we were there they were planting flowers for the spring. Great beauty. It definitely lives up to its reputation.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was impressed with the beauty, even in October. While we were there they were planting flowers for the spring. Great beauty. It definitely lives up to its reputation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I went to Butchart Gardens to celebrate our eighty birthdays and to take advantage of the 1936 program. The gardens very generously offers free entrance to the gardens and also free high tea to those who become octogenarians in the year they turn eighty, hence 1936. The gardens were very beautiful and decorated with the upcoming Christmas... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My friends and I paid around $32 + each for the entrance fee. It was really beautiful, but we weren't able to truly savour the sceneries because the garden was just too huge, and we were in a hurry because we still had other activities for the day. That still didn't stop me from taking pictures of the gorgeous flowers... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well worth the price of admission, a thoroughly enjoyable evening, thank you! The lights are mesmerizing and totally beautiful. Even though it was a bit drizzly (there were baskets full of umbrellas everywhere) it was reasonably warm. Plus there were delightful musicians entertaining throughout the evening.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are feeling a little bah humbug go to the gardens and take in the colour of the season! You can skate outdoors, enjoy hot chocolate walking around taking in the sites. Make sure you brush up on your 12 Days of Christmas as you never know where things will pop up! The staff are always friendly and helpful.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Toured Butchart Gardens Dec 4 which was a very cool day. I wished I had taken gloves but thankfully it didn't rain. There was a bit of a lineup at 4:15 when we arrived but when we left at 6:15 the vehicles were several Km long quite a wait I'm guessing. The lights really are amazing although $27 a person... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took a tour bus from downtown to Butchart (pronounced "butchered" not French!) on a Friday night. Traffic was horrible; took one hour. Bus windows steamed up so made sightseeing difficult. But the gardens were amazing, especially the sunken garden. Absolutely a must see in Victoria! We had a small bite to eat in the cafe; just ok.

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What a disappointment. Of course it was late May so not a lot of flowers but was very busy and not much to see. Too many tourist but the most disappointing this to me was seeing a Japanese flag flying next to the Canadian flag. Are you kidding?

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are so happy we got to see this amazing and wonderful place. We saw beautiful flowers, gardens, plants, etc...and in the end, a spectacular fireworks show.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The lights were beautiful but I think it was overpriced for a Christmas light display. Plus, once inside you have to pay extra to skate. Just too much. As an avid gardener, I hope to return one summer and gave expectations met then.

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