Butchart Gardens

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4 expert recommendations


Fodor's Tick Choice

This stunning 55-acre garden and National Historic Site has been drawing visitors since it was planted in a limestone quarry in 1904. Full review →

To avoid crowds, come at opening time, in the late afternoon or evening (except ultrabusy fireworks Saturday evenings)

Frommer's 34

If there is one attraction to visit above all others in Victoria, this is it. Full review →


Michelin Guide 55

Expanded to approximately 20ha/50 acres, the gardens were started by Jennie Butchart to beautify the limestone quarry pit resulting from her husband's cement business Full review →

Don't miss the floral showpiece: the beautiful sunken garden with its green lawns, trees and exquisite flower arrangements that create a whirl of color.

Travel + Leisure

Flower-carpeted 55 acres complete with traditional Japanese, Italian, and English rose sections. Full review →

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