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The Butchart Gardens

Open today: 09:00 - 16:00
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
800 Benvenuto Ave | Brentwood Bay, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J8, Canada
+1 250-652-4422
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Reviewed yesterday

Since an amazing place! The fall is a wonderful time to be in the gardens. The colors are vivid and there is no shortage for amazing photo opportunities. The Aiken garden where they had once mined limestone is unbelievably transformed into an eden of flora....More

Thank radgirl00
Reviewed yesterday

Everyone told us to visit the Gardens which we did. But the absolute magnitude of this vision leaves one breathless. What an incredible legacy to leave to humanity!!

Thank Sharon N
Reviewed yesterday

Even a rainy day in October could not dim the colors of this amazing garden. Not to be missed, we took a day tour using West Coast Sightseeing from Vancouver. It's a long day including ferry rides but well worth it. Our driver/guide was great...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely breathtaking!! I was fortunate enough to go several times over the summer and it was never the same twice. It's a little bit cliche but you really do have to go to fully understand how Butchart is like no garden anywhere in the world....More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed yesterday

We had heard what a beautiful experience Butchart Gardens was,it did not disappoint. A large and broad variety of species made it interesting. Pretty easy to get around,crowd numbers were ok,however in peak times( holidays) may be best to get there early or do late...More

Thank Philip T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Totally amazing in the fall sunlight. Go early before the crowds come. Bring a lunch for picnicing In the off season we rented a car in Victoria for $25 a day which is way cheaper than a taxi ride. Busses do not run from Victoria...More

Thank Spokane223
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We rented a car in Victoria and drove to the gardens. Strongly recommend doing this. You save a lot of money compared to taking a cab or bus The gardens are beautifully laid out with magnificent fountains , conifers roses etc. the dahlia display was...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Butchart gardens, any lover of plants , gardener , nature lover this is a must see. Employing 50 gardeners it is immaculately kept with more garden styles in one place than anywhere l have seen. Great gift shop and gallery. The transformation from quarry to...More

Thank Craig D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Do not miss this trip! From the BC Ferry ride to the gorgeous Butchart Gardens and the city of Victoria, you will not be disappointed! Our guide Woolf kept things on schedule and made sure we had time for everything! This is a long day...More

Thank Rhonda A
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went to the gardens as part of a tour so I don't know what it costs, however, whatever the cost this is a must do excursion. The gardens are amazing, they are a must do.

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23 September 2018|
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Response from RBN11 | Reviewed this property |
yes plenty of parking for cars, buses, motorhomes etc
13 September 2018|
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Response from Natkayco1 | Reviewed this property |
You can take a city bus or a taxi. A lot of the buses stop there and it’s about a 30 minute trip from Downtown Victoria. Same for a cab it’s just a bit more expensive.
9 September 2018|
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Response from ckatmomi | Reviewed this property |
No It seems to end Sept. 1 Victoria natives, recent arrivals to the city and travelling tourists alike have one last opportunity to witness the Gardens’ dazzling show of the summer season. From June 30th and repeating... More