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“a great day out in the rain”

The Butchart Gardens
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Butchart Gardens Tour from Victoria
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Victoria and Butchart Gardens with Victoria Clipper to Seattle One-Way from...
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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: Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 2 December 2004

thanks to the review of the 7th july i was able to plan my day
we booked last november to go out to victoria and planned for
the fireworks in august on a saturday night
thanks to that review i planned my day the same way but we got
there at 2pm and left at 10pm ok so it rained and thankfully the gardens were not so crowded but they are great , and by the time the fireworks came the rain stopped they were worth the price alone

we had the picnic basket about 6pm and as it was damp out came
the chairs and tables

a great day out to remember
a tip try and go by bus from victoria do not get taken in by the 4 hour trips you do not get enough time !!

8  Thank grahamk747
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Reviewed 7 November 2004

This is a great place to visit if your on the island. To think that god made all of this as well as the whole world. The sunken gardens is the best but the other gardens are also great. I also thought that the Ross fountain was great.

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Reviewed 26 October 2004

We visited the gardens last August and it was absolutely beautiful. Admission is a little high, but, if you love flowers, plants and beautiful gardens then it is definitely worth it. I took some of my best pictures there!

4  Thank kg95
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Mexico City
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Reviewed 24 August 2004

I went to Butchart Gardens last summer and it was really amazing, a unique experience, if you go to Vancouver Island you can´t miss the Butchart Gardens

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Kuna, Idaho
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Reviewed 3 August 2004

My family and I had the opportunity to visit the Gardens in the summer of 2002. I thought it would be a boring garden,with a few flowers here and there. Wow! Was I blown away! We visited in the day time and that night came back to see the night light show. It was absolutely amazing. It is probably one of the nmost romantic places on Earth. Deffinately go see it if you have the opportunity and make sure you plan it for a whole day and evening. You won't want to miss a thing!!

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