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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  • I have been going here since the 60's and every year there is still more to see. Stunning array of flowers and bed designs. So aesthetically beautiful it takes your breath away.  more »
  • You walk into these gardens and it takes your breath away.The beauty of the flowers the best ways to decride it is like your Alice in wonderland We got there at allmost dark. And got to experince the ...  more »
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  • Butchart Gardens is a must for anyone visiting Victoria. It is such a beautiful place. The gardens are just so beautiful. When my mom and I visited it wasn’t Crowded and we strolled through all the gardens in awe of what we saw. My sister came for a visit and unfortunately during her visit is was packed so you might want to go early to miss possible crowds. Our friends we were visiting have an annual pass and also they get to bring their dog with them...so dogs are welcomed. All around just beautiful!
  • So first off was surprised at the cost to get in which was I believe was 35 dollars a person. Ouch expensive. Especially for just walking around seeing some flowers. Their own brochure said it would take about 2 hours to walk through. Not the best value for money. But it was really beautiful. The day was perfect, sunny and warm, but not to warm. I am not really into flowers as much but the gardens were well laid out with plenty of places to stop and rest and look around. And other than the walking by the time I was done I was quite relaxed and had really enjoyed the entire experience. Which normally would have probably earned this a 4 star rating at most. But... There was one spot in the gardens where I sat down and if I lived in a perfect world would have just lived there the rest of my life. It was so beautiful, so peaceful. Made the entire day worth it and goes on my list of favorite places in the world. So an extra star for that. Oh and if it's sunny remember to take sunscreen.
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