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Address: 800 Benvenuto Avenue, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8X 3X4, Canada
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+1 250-652-4422
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09:00 - 15:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 15:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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These internationally acclaimed floral display gardens, and National...

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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Magical

The Christmas light up in December was magical. Truly beautiful, the carollers were amazing, will definitely go back for this.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Nanaimo, Canada
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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Christmas light up in December was magical. Truly beautiful, the carollers were amazing, will definitely go back for this.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens were totally amazing. The education that you learn while your there is amazing. There were places to sit and take a breather and if there was anything we needed there was people all around. I would recommend this place to anyone!! Was a great place to go to while I visited Victoria.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After strolling through acres of beautiful flowers ,trees, water fountains, swans in the pool, stop by the ice cream stand for delicious ,creamy cool treat and then stop at the diningroom for High Tea at 3 oclock for a taste of wonderful sweets & sandwiches!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

from the moment you get to the parking lot every thing was properly displayed,nice place to visit if you like gardening , a little pricey like every attraction this days.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

family went on dec 28th at the festival of lights and it was good times. selection and merry go around ride was refreshing ...first time there in 5 years loved it.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful and majestic place.... you see plants and flowers never seen before. It was a wonderful experience.

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Paris
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss this when in Victoria, one of the must attractions. Wonderful walking paths to explore. Carasel for the kids. Great live music and fireworks Saturday evenings in summer. Plan to have meal's and snacks while there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

it has been a 20 year dream for my other half to see Butchart gardens , the trip to and from the gardens was good , it was nice to be able to stroll around these stunning gardens at our own pace ,the gardens were so inspiring and shows what can be done with imagination and less than the ideal... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been three times to the gardens now, once during summer, once during winter day and once for the christmas lights. The christmas lights are a clear winner (I think from 5pm onwards), with the summer second - and don't bother going in the winter under the day. The family visiting from overseas was also very impressed - the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Christmas time of year is my favourite. That time of year with the all the lights that takes months to put up and all the figures set up in the gardens is stellar ! The night shines with people with laughter and smiles. The outdoor ice rink is so special. A hot coffee or hot chocolate as you walk... More 

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