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The Butchart Gardens

800 Benvenuto Ave | Brentwood Bay, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1J8, Canada
+1 250-652-4422
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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 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.
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  • Average3%
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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 3 days ago via mobile

Visited Jan 14, 2018. The weather was cool and sunny. Took an hour bus from Schwartz Bay. Nothing to see except landscaping of each garden. Walked around for an hour and it was not worth the $18 admission fee. Don’t come here during the winter.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Alot of people love Butcharts in the summer time. I love Butchart Gardens especially at Christmas time. If you have never been to Butchart Gardens in the Christmas season it’s a must see. We have made this a family tradition to go yearly and it...More

Thank I5359CRshannonr
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was my second time to these gardens (I was there 20 years ago) and as a landscape designer I am always looking to be impressed by garden designs. I was. Again. We hopped the CVS Tour Bus in front of the Empress Hotel and...More

Thank Kelleygirl2
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Busy but fun and beautiful gardens. Gift shop is pretty cool. Several high quality restaurants to choose from.

Thank Steve Z
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was an amazing evening light show in a Christmas winter wonderland! The theme was the 12 days of Christmas (my true love gave to me...), and each display created the perfect 'day' of Christmas, ending with the 12 Carolers singing - real people with...More

Thank DMD_Ottawa
Reviewed 5 days ago

There's so much to see here and it's all gorgeous! Inspirations from all over but I noticed a lot of Japanese styles throughout. I visited with my parents during the spring a long time ago, which was a great season to come (not too hot...More

Thank amanda a
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Buchart Gardens are so well maintained and designed, they are such a treat to visit. This also means that tour buses can make it very crowded, particularly around midday, so be sure to go early to avoid the crowds and enjoy the spectacular gardens...More

Thank KeriG_29
Reviewed 1 week ago

It looked and felt lovely everything covered in snow. Unfortunatly not all paths were clear of snow and you were limited where you could walk which meant at times distance photo taking. The christmas lighting looked amazing and the 12 days of christmas decor was...More

Thank Kathleen H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Butchart is beautiful any time of year, but especially so in December! The lights are fantastic and the whole place is just magical. It's very easy to spend several hours walking around. Just remember to dress warmly as it does get cold in the evening!...More

Thank Sahali
Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up in Victoria and have never been to Butchard Gardens. What a wonderland of delight to see with the snow covering everything. The only sad thing was there was no christmas music playing.

Thank T p
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James K
16 January 2018|
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Response from jbarclay | Reviewed this property |
Temps should be around 65 to 70 and rain is always a possibility in the PNW.
VickieandTommy P
16 November 2017|
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Response from TBGSocialMedia | Property representative |
Hi Vicky and Tommy, Starting June 15th, the gates are open until 10pm, with viewing until 11pm. Depending on when you are visiting in June, it typically gets dark around 9 so you'll see the gardens at dusk and after dark... More
6 September 2017|
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Response from Raina H | Reviewed this property |
Buchart Gardens is open in January, but be mindful it's winter so you will not see blooming roses, etc., however the shrubs and trees are beautiful.