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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  • Went to ride the bus from Victoria, Butchart Gardens, a ship of the tea interval. Trying to get in line with the time (10:00) Fireworks, but the bus did not come late. .. 10: more positions by assessing a block I've go no later than the entry fee is exactly the same; A 30-minute fireworks display was too good to come out to see, but it does not have a closing door goes from pretty ㅠ ㅠ Fireworks too and personally, to Canada at Vancouver Fireworks than good chance if you go early in the garden watching and watching the fireworks at the end of the parking lot, also try to Fireworks in Victoria because buses towards the bus should not have to worry about is broken
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  • Garden with many flowers and extensive vegetation in a suitable place. But many people, almost more people than flowers (August), but that is not bad, I guess that you have to be an amateur to the plants and flowers to appreciate it, if it is nice and varied, but I think it does not compensate for the ferry of displacement, car and all day used to see this and something of the city of Victoria (within 20 km of the gardens). Input $ 70 the couple and within 1 hour you have seen.
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  • Undoubtedly a very beautiful and scenic day with every visual delight of flowers and gardens! Walking thru the many gardens would take more than the average 1.5 hours that the tour says it takes but i...  more »
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  • I guess you really have to love flowers to enjoy this. Don't get me wrong, it's a very nice area, but I don't think it's worth the $34 per person entry fee. If you're a die hard flower/garden fan, then you will probably enjoy this. Otherwise I would suggest just wondering the back streets and parks of Victoria, plenty of beautiful flowers and gardens there for free!
  • So many flowers. I'm allergic to flowers. I'm so, so itchy. But my wife loves it here. Five stars. Oh, the Japanese garden is amazing. I could spend all day in there. There are no itchy flowers (that I've noticed).
  • To fully appreciate Butchart Gardens you have to visit every season. Especially at Christmas. They offer live music, a carousel and the poinsettia room. The grounds have a beautiful light show, fireworks and waterfall. Convenient shuttle services and discount rate for groups, seniors and children. Several shopping and dining options. Wheelchair, baby stroller and umbrella rentals are also available.
  • It's a beautiful park full of pretty flowers and gardens, but it didn't blow us away. We have seen the same and better at several free or significantly cheaper parks in Chicago, Vancouver, and Dubai. More people need to know this to make better informed decisions on whether this park is worth the money they are charging for entry (as well as the ridiculous amount you need to pay to reach Victoria from Vancouver).
  • If you are planning a trip to BC it is worth building this into your destination musts. If traveling with your dog, bring them with! People were so kind to Odin and he enjoyed being a part of the plan. However, remember some people are not dog-friendly fanatics so be kind and sensitive. If you love flowers, unique vegetation and maintained gardens a visit here is a must. Photography mandatory. Bring a lunch and eat by the car if you can. The food is good on the premises but probably too pricey for a family of four or more.

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