The Butchart Gardens, Central Saanich

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Experience the vibrant colors and sweet aromas of The Butchart Gardens. Located just outside the city, the 22 hectare (55 acre) flower garden transforms with each season, with plant and floral displays varying dramatically throughout the year. Established early in the 20th century, the gardens have grown to become one of the world's premier flower show spaces. Wander along hidden paths and climb secret staircases as you explore the fairytale-like gardens. By using our Central Saanich vacation route planner, you can arrange your visit to The Butchart Gardens and other attractions in Central Saanich.
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  • Our family including adult children had a wonderful time here. The gardens and lights were absolutely amazing and we also enjoyed a wonderful sit down dinner. It was fun and festive to walk around and...  more »
  • Butchart Gardens is beautiful, more so in spring I think, I've been in summer before and didn't like it as much, possibly due to the crowds! It is also a little difficult to get to unless you either h...  more »
  • Always an enjoyable time at the gardens! We go all year round and love to see the change of seasons. No matter what time of year you are visiting, it is great to see what is growing at the gardens!  more »
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  • A really beautiful place! Everywhere you look is a gorgeous photo, so remember to take a good camera with lots of space in the memory. It's a little pricey, but the ticket is totally worth. Sometimes it can be a little crowded, but just be patient and you can enjoy the scenic views.
  • We went at the end of October. Assumed the typical end of season lack of growth. Nope. Was very surprised at the richness and density of the different gardens. Would love to see it in full bloom. Only slight, and I know they have a lot of staff, is that close to $60 w/tax was a little steep. The road to it is also pretty twisty - be ready. Still well worth the visit. Stunning and diverse gardens.
  • Expensive, but well worth it. Staff is knowledgeable, view is spectacular. The only downside is that it was crazy busy, but that's what happens when you go during summer holidays! I got some incredible photos, and had a beautiful date day with my man.
  • It was my birthday weekend, so I choose to go on Saturday, so we can see fireworks. We went late afternoon, had a lunch and after enjoyed the garden, which was really beautiful. It was life band was playing Beatles songs, so we can hear it from everywhere in a garden it was really nice. At 9:45 fireworks started, you just need little blanket, snacks and enjoy. It is plenty of place to sit and you can't see fireworks from everywhere. It was amazing experience highly recommended.
  • Go during spring, for a mind blowing experience. So many color combinations. So many variety of flowers. A lot of effort put in by the gardeners every season. It think it is how I would picture paradise. Perfect!