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The Butchart Gardens
55 Acres
Botanical Oasis
Family Friendly
All Ages
Rich Heritage
Guided Tours
Dining
Gourmet Meals
Rose Carousel
Fod Kids
Spring Blooms
300,000 Bulbs
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Description

Nestled in the heart of Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, The Butchart Gardens stands as a testament to nature's boundless beauty and human ingenuity. Spanning 55 acres and boasting a rich history dating back over a century, these gardens have evolved from a simple limestone quarry into a world-renowned botanical oasis. The Gardens have garnered international acclaim and were honored with the designation of a National Historic Site of Canada in 2004, marking their centenary.

What to Do: A Multifaceted Experience

Beyond the breathtaking beauty of its flora, The Butchart Gardens offers a myriad of experiences to delight visitors of all ages. From seasonal events and guided tours to leisurely strolls through the Seed & Gift Store, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Children can revel in the whimsy of the Rose Carousel, while history enthusiasts can delve into the gardens' rich heritage at the Visitor Information Centre or The Wharf.

Culinary Delights Amidst Nature's Splendor

After a day of exploration, visitors can indulge their senses at The Butchart Gardens' dining establishments. Whether savoring a gourmet meal at The Dining Room, enjoying casual fare at The Blue Poppy Restaurant, or treating oneself to a sweet treat at the Gelateria, there are culinary delights to suit every palate amidst the serene beauty of the gardens.

A visit to The Butchart Gardens is not merely a journey through lush greenery and vibrant blooms, but a transcendental experience that nourishes the soul and ignites the spirit. With its timeless allure and unwavering commitment to horticultural excellence, The Gardens stand as a testament to the enduring bond between humanity and the natural world.

Variety of Gardens

  • Sunken Garden: Unveiling Nature's Splendor

The journey through The Butchart Gardens begins with the enchanting Sunken Garden, a marvel of landscape design nestled within the walls of the original quarry. Here, visitors are greeted by verdant greenery cascading down the sun-kissed slopes, while a limestone mound offers a vantage point to admire the breathtaking vistas below. Tranquil pathways wind their way past the graceful Ross Fountain and the serene Bog Garden, inviting guests to immerse themselves in the tranquility of nature's embrace.

  • Rose Garden: A Symphony of Scent and Color

For lovers of roses, The Butchart Gardens presents a veritable paradise in its vibrant Rose Garden. Bursting with an array of hues and perfumed with luscious scents, this meticulously curated space showcases over 2,500 varieties of floribundas, ramblers, climbers, and Hybrid Tea Roses. From summer through early autumn, the garden becomes a kaleidoscope of color, offering a sensory feast for the eyes and the soul.

  • The Plants: A Testament to Seasonal Beauty

Throughout the year, The Butchart Gardens undergoes a remarkable transformation, each season bringing its own palette of colors and fragrances. In spring, the gardens burst to life with over 300,000 bulbs, painting the landscape in vibrant hues of tulips, daffodils, ornamental cherry blossoms, and more. As the gardens awaken from their winter slumber, meticulous care is taken to nurture the burgeoning blooms, ensuring that every corner of The Gardens thrives in its natural splendor.

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The Butchart Gardens
The Butchart Gardens
800 Benvenuto Ave
Brentwood Bay, V8M 1J8
The Butchart Gardens
The Butchart Gardens
800 Benvenuto Ave
Brentwood Bay, V8M 1J8
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