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Butchart Gardens
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children
Surrey, Canada
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266 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Don't miss this attraction”
Reviewed 2 July 2012

Butchart Gardens is stunning. Not only are the gardens beautiful, the setting is perfect. From every vantage point the gardens blend with the surrounding area. We would not hesitate to return.

Visited July 2012
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Dallas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Amazing. One of the highlights of our trip.”
Reviewed 1 July 2012

I've visited gardens in England, France and Japan, and this is the most stunning of all. You could spend a day here. And the Dining Room has wonderful food and service. Make a reservation. High Tea is excellent, but the mushroom bisque and Sockey Salmon salad is fantastic.

Visited July 2012
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Tustin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Spectacular Garden”
Reviewed 1 July 2012

There are several different gardens here and each one is beautiful. You do need to do a lot of walking but there are many benches along the walking paths to relax and enjoy the views. You will also enjoy the gift shop with all the seed packets and gardening accessories.

Visited July 2012
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Spectacular gardens”
Reviewed 1 July 2012

WOW! Great picture opportunities here. The flowers were breathtaking!!

Visited June 2012
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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lower the price”
Reviewed 1 July 2012

It's a nice Garden. Should not allow dogs. It's expensive for the amount of time it takes to see the gardens.

Visited June 2012
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