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Review of Butchart Gardens

Butchart Gardens
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US$53.19*
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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: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Jewel of a place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

A Spectacular setting and a stunning garden well worth a days visit. Take time to return in the evening and enjoy the garden lights.Whichever season it is, this attraction is one that you will return to.

Visited September 2011
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Victoria BC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A beautiful winter wonderland!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

In the winter, when the ground has a covering of snow, Butchart Gardens comes alive again and is as beautiful as in the summer. Thousands of lights are strung up and glow through the snow. We really enjoyed our visit!

Visited January 2012
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Mystic, Connecticut
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Gorgeous Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

Butchart Gardens near Victoria, B.C., Canada are absolutely gorgeous! An amazing place to spend several hours walking through the different gardens. We took the ferry from Port Angeles, WA to Victoria.

Visited April 2011
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Victoria,BC
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful Butchart! It's amazing at any time of the year!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2012

A UK visitor remarked " Look at this, they even have flowers on the rubbish bins!"

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Stop...and smell the flowers...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2012

If you like flowers of any kind, the aroma, the beauty...you must visit Butchart Gardens. Allow at least 3 hours, to really take it all in!

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