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“Small but worth a visit”

Victoria Butterfly Gardens
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A Vibrant Jungle Experience. A unique opportunity to experience the beauty and curiosity of a tropical jungle up close. Meet our family with surprises at every turn. You’ll encounter tortoises, large iguanas, poison dart frogs, free flying tropical birds and more. Enjoy tropical fish, ducks, flamingos and koi fish in our serene pond and stream circulated by a stunning waterfall. Thousands of tropical butterflies (up to 70 species) fly through our large facilities the size of almost 3 basketball courts. Stroll through and marvel at our lush gardens including tropical flowers, carnivorous plants and fruits of the world. Wander in our newest Exhibit, the Insectarium, full of impressive insects & invertebrates from around the world. Your jungle adventure awaits.
Colchester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Small but worth a visit”
Reviewed 29 September 2013

We liked this - having found Butchart gardens to be rather small, we headed for this place. Friendly staff and although the site itself is small, we spent a couple of hours here trying to photograph butterflies and sometimes succeeding. Very enjoyable but the big blue ones were very evasive..........

Visited September 2013
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Thank David S
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VicBG, General Manager at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, responded to this review, 30 September 2013
Hi David S

Thank you for your review of Butterfly Gardens. You are correct we are small (12,000 square feet) but we do our best to make up for our size with our ability to showcase a huge variety of butterflies and other unique tropical creatures. The fact that you spent 2 hours in the facility tells us that you enjoyed your visit. The fact that you told everyone on TripAdvisor makes us even more grateful that you came to visit!
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Carmel, Indiana
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135 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A site Tim see”
Reviewed 27 September 2013

If you like butterflies this a place to see an hour will most likely be enough but with 170+ varieties from all over the world at different times of year you will see some unusual and very different BF

Visited September 2013
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VicBG, General Manager at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, responded to this review, 30 September 2013
Hello cj d

Thank you for the great review! Just so there is no misunderstanding we only have approximately 70 different species of tropical butterflies in the gardens. I would hate to give anyone the wrong information or set up their expectations beyond a point that we can deliver. Thank you again for your review and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit enough to recommend us on TripAdvisor.
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Winchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Place to Visit”
Reviewed 24 September 2013 via mobile

We absolutely loved the Butterfly Gardens. It's a fantastic place to visit, which lets you wander amongst the butterflies and birds. There is a good variety of different types of butterfly who land on you. Really helpful staff who are genuinely passionate about the place. Definitely worth a visit.

Visited September 2013
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VicBG, General Manager at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, responded to this review, 26 September 2013
Hello AlanKWinchester

Thank you very much for the wonderful review. It is always uplifting to read a review like yours. I know that all the staff at Victoria Butterfly Gardens are thrilled when we get comments like yours. We would be very excited to hear your thoughts of the Gardens if you get a chance to come back after the renovations which start October 1.

We will reopen on December 1st with a fresh new look and even more environmentally friendly than before. Thank you again for your review and sharing it on TripAdvisor.
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Casa Grande, Arizona
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful attraction”
Reviewed 20 September 2013

If you like butterflies, and who doesn't.. Take the time to see all the butterflies here. Flying around or sitting quietly in feeding dishes or on flowers there were hundreds of multi coloured butterflies on site. The room was very warm, for the butterflies comfort, but well laid out with cobblestoned paths and benches. Lots of camera opportunities as they fly and land and flutter all over. There is a small display of geckos that should be enlarged, flamingos, coloured birds on perches, and the cutest tiny little quail.
On the same route as the Butchard Gardens so you can easily combine both attractions.

As seniors we found the rate very reasonable.

Visited September 2013
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VicBG, General Manager at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, responded to this review, 20 September 2013
Hello adrienne l

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are one of the few attractions to have a Senior's rate and I am glad that you found it reasonable. We try to price all of our admission categories in a reasonable way so that everyone can afford to enjoy our jungle.

It is funny that you should mention that our Gecko display should be enlarged, as that is one of the many new changes coming to the jungle. As you may be aware, we are about to close for 2 months (October 1 - November 30) to renovate and transform. If you come back to the Island after we reopen on December 1st come on by and see how we have changed.
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Portland, Oregon
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nice”
Reviewed 16 September 2013

This butterfly place does not take much time but it is a sweet finale to the butchart gardens which is near. It is a fun place for photographers. The really put a lot of work into collecting all the butterfly's.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Jennie C
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VicBG, General Manager at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, responded to this review, 20 September 2013
Hello Jennie C

We are are thrilled to read your review and thank you for awarding us the highest rating possible. As we move in to our metamorphosis over the next few months, I hope you will come back and visit us again. As move into our renovation phase, October 1- November 30, we look forward to adding a new "WOW" factor to everything we do.

Thanks again and be sure to check out all the changes that have been inspired by all the reviews we have received over the years. It all starts December 1, 2013
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