Butchart Gardens Victoria BC

Parks & Gardens

The Butchart Gardens is a world famous display of flowers, plants and other vegetation in a striking setting . Located in Victoria on Vancouver Island in beautiful British Columbia, Butchart Gardens has been designated a National Historic Site of Canada. It was created by namesake Jennie Butchart as a way to beautify her husbands worked-out limestone quarry.

The garden with some 22ha (55 acres) of amazing floral displays has been blooming for over 100 years. Its reputation as one of the best gardens in the world is definitely not overstating it. Wear comfortable shoes and bring your camera!

Enjoy a leisurely walk through the beautiful Sunken Garden, the Rose Garden, the Japanese Garden, and the Italian Garden. A favorite is the path to the edge of the towering limestone walls that surround the Sunken Garden.

Butchart Gardens Activities

  • 5 Seasons – see breath taking displays during Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and special events for Christmas
  • Walking – take your time to explore each part of the gardens as they all reward close inspection
  • Photography – bring extra memory for your camera to capture all the pictures you will want to take
  • Evening entertainment
  • And 150 other things to do

Butchart Gardens Restaurants

  • The Dining Room Restaurant is located in the original Butchart family residence. From the restaurant you can enjoy spectacular views of Tod Inlet as well as the Private Garden and the Italian Garden. Afternoon Tea is served during the Spring and Summer seasons. High Tea is served in the winter months. Lunch is served seasonally.
  • The Blue Poppy Restaurant – offers cafeteria-style service ideal for families.
  • The Coffee Shop – offers coffee, tea, pastries and sandwiches.

Admission to The Gardens is required for all restaurants.

Butchart Gardens TripAdvisor Rating

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  4 1/2 out of 5

TripAdvisor Popularity Index: #2 of 72 attractions in Victoria

Butchart Gardens Address and Phone Number

Address: 800 Benvenuto Ave. Victoria, British Columbia V8X 3X4 Canada

Tel: 250-652-4422 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting

Fax: 250-652-3883

Email: email@butchartgardens.com

Website: www.butchartgardens.com

 

Buchart Gardens From Victoria By Car

Address: 800 Benvenuto Ave. Victoria, British Columbia V8X 3X4 Canada

Distance: 21km (14miles) from downtown Victoria

Travel time: 30 minutes by car

-Take Blanshard Street (North).

-Blanshard Street becomes Hwy 17 (on the way to the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal).

-Pass Elk Lake on the left.

-Turn left off Hwy 17 (Exit 18) onto Keating X Road.

-Continue along Keating X Road which becomes Benvenuto Avenue

The Butchart Gardens is a little slice of paradise–enjoy every color imaginable on these immaculate grounds. Linger and enjoy the flowers, have lunch, dinner or even high tea.

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Publisher of Amazing Vancouver Island. Doug grew up in Kamloops and Vancouver. He is also the President of KIAI Angency, an Internet Marketing and Branding agency in Vancouver. He is an avid photographer and you can see his many pix of Vancouver Island on Flickr.

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