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. 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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  • Can't wait to go back. We went on a cruise, had an excursion to the place to make sure we would get back to the ship in time. The bus ride for the excursion was about 45 minutes each way. The Gardens....  more
    Can't wait to go back. We went on a cruise, had an excursion to the place to make sure we would get back to the ship in time. The bus ride for the excursion was about 45 minutes each way. The Gardens....  more »
  • It's hard to describe the beauty of this place, best to be seen in person. Spring is a wonderful time to go with the rhodo's, dogwoods & cherry trees in full bloom. These provide a vibrant backdrop....  more
    It's hard to describe the beauty of this place, best to be seen in person. Spring is a wonderful time to go with the rhodo's, dogwoods & cherry trees in full bloom. These provide a vibrant backdrop....  more »
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  • Paradise. This place is a flower/nature paradise. It is breathtaking and serene. Surely there is lots of walking to do here. You need time and a casual stroll, no need to hurry up, will do the trick. There is so much variety of flowers, it is simply mind-blowing. This place is beautifully done. Everybody wants some kind of landscaping in or around their houses, well, Butchart Gardens take the cake. One is simply in the lap of nature. My kids were tired but there is ice cream and other stuff to keep them entertained. This place should be treated like an afternoon walk or evening walk. Go with your partner or your friends, take a long stroll, enjoy the magnificence, talk about a multitude of things, take in the beauty and relish it and come out thoroughly satisfied by being in the lap of nature the entire time. It's a must visit if you are in Victoria, BC.
  • Have only been during the Christmas light display season. But they do a wonderful job on decorating the grounds and the online ticket ordering was very straightforward and easy to do. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Grounds are well lit and accessible for all levels of mobility. Will have to come back during the other seasons and see the gardens in full bloom. Their gift shop has a wide range items of reasonable price too.

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