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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  • I came with a tour group as part of an all day tour of the area, so we had less than 2 hours at the gardens. I hope I can come back one day and spend the whole day there. I have been hearing about... 
    I came with a tour group as part of an all day tour of the area, so we had less than 2 hours at the gardens. I hope I can come back one day and spend the whole day there. I have been hearing about...  more »
  • Exquisite garden that will appeal and enthrall all of your senses. Beautifully manicured grounds filled with both annuals and perennials. An explosion of colors. Most formal gardens are flat…these... 
    Exquisite garden that will appeal and enthrall all of your senses. Beautifully manicured grounds filled with both annuals and perennials. An explosion of colors. Most formal gardens are flat…these...  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.
  • Who would not like this place? All year round you can see the different beauty of this place and enjoy the high tea here with the million dollar view of the best location and landscapers’ hardworking result. No matter what you carry here, this place has the magic to open your heart and let you bring all the beauty and joy home with you. While you return home via highway or ferries, the nonstop coast view will continue to enhance your memory and joy. Love, joy, peace and health are all free from this experience. You should come, either you are happy or sad. This place is like a healing source for all your issues in the modern day’s life. You will be different here!

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