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Butchart Gardens


Butchart Gardens

800 Benvenuto Ave., Brentwood Bay

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


by Spokane223

Totally amazing in the fall sunlight. Go early before the crowds come. Bring a lunch for picnicing In the off season we rented a car in Victoria for $25 a day which is way cheaper…
Immaculate gardens


We rented a car in Victoria and drove to the gardens. Strongly recommend doing this. You save a lot of money compared to taking a cab or bus The gardens are beautifully laid out with…