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Victoria Butterfly Gardens

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Address: 1461 Benvenuto Ave, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-652-3822
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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 April 2016
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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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Seattle, Washington
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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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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

The gardens are on the way to Butchart and for me, the butterflies made it more interesting. However, the older I become, the less I like seeing animals and birds (here - flamingos and parrots) in a restricted environment - it is simply wrong. That said, the butterflies were superb. The atmosphere is tropical by necessity, so check your camera... More 

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

Hi, Thank you for your review. We are very glad to hear you enjoyed our gardens and we wanted to share some information on our animals with you. All of our animals are rescues or adoptions from often unfavorable situations. We are proud that our resident animals are no longer behind mesh or bars. We do strictly no breeding or... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Visited the butterfly garden earlier this month on a rainy day. Apparently there were not as many butterflies as my girlfriend had seen on previous occasions but it was still really interesting. We met up with a very curious little parrot named "Little E". He jumped up on my arm - I was a little nervous but he was a... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

Worth every* nickle! They even have a seniors 65+ discount!(too bad there was no discount for the disAbled though). :( We went to the Butterfly garden during the week* (best bet for smaller crowds) I use a power wheelchair and this place is Totally Accessible! :) Big plus in my* book! Absolutely Gorgeous! This is indeed a Do Not Miss... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

I loved it. The air was a little weird, but I guess it's better for the animals or something. The butterflies were so colourful and I hadn't seen most of them before. The gift shop was big and had a lot of souvenirs. Definitely recommend it! :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Took our granddaughter here as part of her birthday celebration. She loved it... the many varieties of butterflies, iguana, parrot and more! All up close and personal. Offers AAA discount too! Nice gift shop and not overly priced.

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Menlo Park, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

We visited the Victoria Butterfly Gardens on our way back from the Butchart Gardens, and we really enjoyed it. Though this place is very small, it kept us busy for more than an hour and we learned a lot of things not only about butterflies and moths but also about macaws, parrots, tortoises, koi fish and iguana. The kids loved... More 

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Gause, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

The Butterfly Gardens are very nice and the attached store and waiting area is also nice. It is humid inside the garden area so don't wear coats inside. They provide a coat hanging area prior to entering the garden area which is nice. The gardens are not real large and you can walk through the whole thing in 10 minutes... More 

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