Twenty minutes from Victoria, Butchart Gardens is world-renowned for its 55 acres of themed gardens, including a tranquil Japanese garden, Italian, Mediterranean, Rose Garden, and Sunken Garden. Spring and summer are showier seasons, vibrant with color, but the gardens are open year-round and each season has its own appeal. Meander along curving paths, cross pretty Japanese bridges, and scramble down steps into the Sunken Garden, Butchart’s signature garden reclaimed from limestone quarry. Make a day trip from Victoria on public transportation or dedicated shuttle buses. Bear in mind, summertime gets crowded. A shoulder-season visit might be more enjoyable.
Recent Traveler Reviews
Christmas lights at Butchart Gardens
by Anna B
This is such a wonderful event for the whole family at Christmas. The theme is the Twelve Days of Christmas and the challenge is to find all Twelve decorations.There are also fun challenges for...
Christmas Lights and Music
by fred d
Go to see the extensive Christmas light displays-in fact go and hour before sunset to see everything because as dusk falls some of the permanent gardens close. Restaurants are Great.