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The Butchart Gardens
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Butchart Gardens Tour from Victoria
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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, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 31 October 2013

We visited the Butchart Gardens in October. The gardens are maintained immaculately and stunningly beautiful. In addition to native BC foliage there is a nice variety of other trees, plants, and flowers. The gardens are traversed easily and special access appears to be appropriate. We did not partake in food or tea time but the gift shop is nice. The butchard Gardens are a must see if you are a nature lover.

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Reviewed 30 October 2013

Considering our trip was in the Fall, our expectations were not too high. How wrong can you be, the time flew by and the colours all around the gardens were truly fantastic.
The sun shone and heightened the experience and the only disappointment was the shops and restaurants closing early in the afternoon

1  Thank Graham H
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

On our recent trip to Victoria in Oct we visited the gardens. This is without a doubt a world class garden. Some have been here 100 years.
There are many facets to the garden, like Japanese, Mediterrean, Rose, etc. The fountains and grounds are immaculate.
Every flower was twice the size of any I've grown. The Dalias and Begonias were huge. This is the perfect climate for flowers and ferns of all kinds.
Allow yourself plenty of time to view this Garden of Eden.
Be sure and buy some seeds on your way out.

2  Thank Debbie M
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

Visited as part of a day trip and have to say it was wonderful. The gardens are exceptionally well maintained and even though it rained we still enjoyed the experience.

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Reviewed 27 October 2013

An absolute must see if on Vancouver Island. My personal favorite was the Japanese Garden, and I am still trying to figure out how to have a waterfall in my very flat backyard!

Thank Jan H
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