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Victoria Butterfly Gardens

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Address: 1461 Benvenuto Ave, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J5, Canada
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Victoria Butterfly Gardens offers a rare opportunity to experience a true...

Victoria Butterfly Gardens offers a rare opportunity to experience a true tropical jungle in the best part of Canada. Victoria Butterfly Gardens is home to exotic butterflies, tropical ducks, stunning flamingos, rare tropical birds, Chameleons, Geckos, Poison dart Frogs, Tree Frogs, Sulcata and Red Footed Tortoises and giant Koi swimming in the stream and pond.Located just 5 minutes from the famed Butchart Gardens, Victoria Butterfly Gardens is warm and aromatic. The Gardens’ feature over 200 species of orchids, other stunning blooms and thousands of tropical plants, including foods of the world and carnivorous plant displays. This carefully planned combination of trees, bushes, vines and creepers is a balanced jungle-like eco-system that flourishes without the use of herbicides and pesticides. Guided tours are offered daily at no extra charge. These tours will optimize your jungle experiences as you discover the hidden gems within the Gardens.With a chance to shop our uniquely themed gift shop and winner of the 2010 Eco Star award, this is an environmentally friendly adventure that you will remember forever. Open daily except for December 25th, December 26th and January 1st.

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A lovely surprise

The trip to the gardens was a birthday gift to a friend & something I would not have done otherwise. I was delighted and surprised, because the garden was wonderful. There were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 May 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

The trip to the gardens was a birthday gift to a friend & something I would not have done otherwise. I was delighted and surprised, because the garden was wonderful. There were colourful birds and butterflies everywhere, including a very social parrot who did anything it could to get attention. A fun and educational place, family-friendly.

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Sechelt, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

As part of a surprise birthday get-a-way, my bff treated me to a visit to this fabulous facility. It felt like a jungle with the exotic plants, butterflies birds and tortoise. One of my favorite experiences was when I met "Little E" a gorgeous, tenacious Eclectus parrot. This guy is the notorious, little town flirt, especially if you are female,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

I've visited these gardens twice & although its not too extensive, its very well done & a very pleasant attraction to spend an hour or so on the way to Butchart Gardens.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Fantastic tropical paradise with so many butterflies and flowers! My wife really loved it too. Perfect for a rainy day!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

I found a Groupon deal for admission and thought it would be fun to check out. I was not disappointed. The butterflies are beautiful. Blue Morphos were stunning! I had my DSLR with me and they warned me at the start that it would likely take about 45 minutes for my camera lens to acclimatize to the humidity. They weren't... More 

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Elma, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

A wonderful and magical experience. We had such a fun day enjoying the gardens and would recommend visiting to everyone

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Richmond, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

My daughter, who is 5, absolutely loved this place! She had a great time trying to find and identifying the different types of butterfly fluttering all over the indoor dome! We had a great opportunity to see a butterfly hatching out of its chrysalis as well! Do not expect it to be a big place though, it is just small... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Although it was smaller that we were expected, it was still a great experience. We arrived at the Butterfly Garden after we had spent all day at Butchart Gardens so we were tired and ready for a rest. But this butterfly sanctuary is such a tranquil and peaceful place that we just couldn't miss it. Neither should you. Stop and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

The butterfly gardens was NOT easy to find - at least 25-30 minutes north of Victoria and takes all of 20 minutes to go through. My kids did enjoy the butterflies and limited other animals but the hefty entrace fee didn't really make up for it. Unless you are already going to Buchardt Gardens (about 5 min drive away) and... More 

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VicBG, General Manager at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, responded to this review

We're sorry you found our gardens difficult to find, we are one left hand turn onto Keating Cross road off of the highway coming out from Victoria. We house a wide variety of tropical butterflies and as we are not a zoo, we do only house a limited number of rescue animals. Most of our guests spend a minimum of... More 

Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Took my relatives to Butterfly world. $16 for Adults, $11 for seniors and students, $5 for kids 4 to 12. If you are disabled ask for a discount (show your card) One can probably get through the entire garden in less than 30 minutes, less if you don't take your time. Colorful, informative self serve tour.

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