The Butchart Gardens, Central Saanich

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. HOURS VARY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. To visit The Butchart Gardens on your trip to Central Saanich, use our Central Saanich road trip planner .
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  • 12/08/2018, beautiful park visit, but really disappointed with roses... No smell, especially for our beautiful French roses... See; no more
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  • We managed to visit the gardens in November and even at this time of year, there are still so many things to see. The preparations for the Christmas season are well underway. Flowers are still bloomin...  more »
  • Beautiful, colorful gardens to stroll through and admire as well as wonderful places for coffee and dining and a large wonderfully merchandised gift shop. All of the staff were very welcoming. Butchar...  more »
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  • Despite having been here several times, we keep coming back. The gardens are always beautiful and so well kept. The variety of plants and flowers are amazing. It has inspired us to add color and variety to our garden at home. In addition to visiting the garden, we also had lunch in the main restaurant with a seat on the veranda overlooking the gardens. The food was very good, nicely prepared and plated. The selection of entrees was not large but covered just about any taste/diet. Wines were all Canadian and the one I had with my lunch was very good.
  • A must-see attraction in Victoria BC! The Butchart Gardens is the gem of our trip, our whole family thoroughly enjoyed the visit! The Sunken Garden, the Japanese Garden and the Carousel are our favourites. Incredible floral and plant arrangements using only the local and everyday plants. The colours, texture and varieties of plant species were overwhelmingly beautiful! They now have summer concert and Saturday fireworks too. Make sure to keep your day ticket and come back at night time (for free), the look and feel is completely different!
  • Spectacular place to experience. Virtually unchanged over the past 40 years. It’s remarkable how it always feels new. Takes a half day to see it all comfortably. Suggest seeing it twice in the same day, once in daylight and again after dark. The illumination of the gardens is a whole different sight to behold. So time your visit accordingly. Words alone can’t express the beauty of the views and the care of the upkeep is self evident.
  • Amazing gardens!!! This is such a beautiful place to spend the afternoon, there is a huge variety of flowers to look at in each garden and they give a guide book to help identify the varieties. The pathways can be a little narrow when navigating with a stroller and you have to follow the wheelchair route however you don’t miss anything. Would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to go.
  • The Butchart Gardens lives up to its name. Still owned by the Butchart family, it truly is a work of art. The gardens are maintained year-round and even in the fall has a beautiful display of colors. Benches are strategically placed around the grounds for you to relax and enjoy the sights and smells of the gardens. Don't miss the carousel!
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