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Butchart Gardens

800 Benvenuto Avenue, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8X 3X4, Canada
+1 250-652-4422
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
800 Benvenuto Avenue, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8X 3X4, Canada
+1 250-652-4422
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Reviewed today

Visited a little slice of paradise and enjoyed the walk even though the weather left a bit to be desired on the day. Spectacular array of tulips and the Japanese garden was nicely laid out. The restaurant was nice in terms of food and service...More

Thank Wayne M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We always visit Butchart Gardens! The seasons pass pays for itself in 2 visits! We go every 6 or so weeks! No matter what time of year there is always lots to see and great pictures to take.

Thank Cris E
Reviewed yesterday

Visited here on a cruise to Alaska and it was about a 30 minute ride from cruise terminal. Gardens were built by the Butchart family many years ago and it is a wonderful place to visit. We visited in May and it looked like about...More

Thank Dale C
Reviewed yesterday

These gardens are exploding with colour and texture. Very attractive, large and immaculate gardens. Impressive and well worth a visit. Aim to be there by 0845 so you can be among the first to enter the gardens and sense a bit of their tranquility and...More

Thank Drew H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I really appreciated having my sisters disability so nicely assisted by available wheelchairs that only need a deposit; also preferential close parking made it easier. We stayed 3 hours & toured most of the grounds, just missing out on the Japanese garden...next time. The spring...More

Thank Betterthanboating
Reviewed yesterday

A great sight seeing with most beautiful plants and flowers. It is how the Calendar and online pictures look like...perfect! Loved every moment and very romantic place to visit.

Thank LuxuryLoving44
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

this place is a piece of heaven on earth i was here in 2004 and came back this may with my family the experience is still worthy and amazing as ever. if you didn't visit this place yet you missed that taste of heaven.

Thank Mami O
Reviewed yesterday

A visit to the Butchart Gardens is a must. Acres of exquisite flowers, fountains, and rolling manicured lawns. Huge Rhodendrens out in bloom - a myriad of beautiful colours. The fragrance of the flowers hangs in the air.

Thank Margii M
Reviewed yesterday

This has always been an eye-popping, gorgeous garden. You don't go here for botanical rarities or eccentric layout, but for the sheer glory of massive, skillfully designed floral beds. The quarry remains one of the most magnificent features of any public gardens anywhere. We were...More

Thank EcoArtTraveler
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The gardens are meticulously cared for. This made for a wonderful trip for my wife and I on a day in Victoria on our Cruise. Took us about 2 hours. Could be more or less depending on your speed. But it was a truly beautiful...More

Thank Joseph D
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Renee I
We will be visiting on sept/2/17, is this the last night of the fireworks ? Do we need to purchase tickets ahead of time, if so when is recommended?
27 May 2017|
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Response from needles4ewe | Reviewed this property |
I was only a tourist. You need to ask this question to the gardens themselves.
Are there any organised tours of, or transport to and from the gardens only from Vancouver?
25 May 2017|
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Response from Shauna H | Reviewed this property |
Are you asking about a departure city from Vancouver or Victoria? Victoria- there are definitely return trip tours to and from the city centre. Vancouver - this would be a long day trip and probably something you would... More
Carol L
How long to tour the gardens approximately?
17 May 2017|
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Response from Sharonlaw_13 | Reviewed this property |
I would say three hours but that depends on each individual