Butchart Gardens In 1904, Jennie Butchart began to beautify a worked-out quarry site left behind from her husband's pioneering efforts in the manufacture of Portland cement at Tod Inlet, Vancouver Island, Canada. Her venture has become a family commitment to horticulture and hospitality spanning over 100 years, and delighting visitors from all over the world. From the exquisite Sunken Garden to the charming Rose Garden, this show garden still maintains the gracious traditions, in one of the loveliest corners in the world.
The Gardens were designated in 2004 as a National Historic Site of Canada.
Stroll through fifty-five acres of wonderful floral display, offering spectacular views as you stroll along meandering paths and expansive lawns.
May we suggest a late afternoon visit (after 3pm) from mid-June through mid-September; enjoy the flowers by daylight, stop for refreshments and some light musical entertainment, then see The Gardens again by the romantic Night Illuminations. (On Saturday evenings through the summer our popular Fireworks shows can cause long line-ups to enter The Gardens. Please expect delays at our admissions gate if arriving after 3pm on Fireworks Saturdays).
Butchart Gardens official site provides details about hours of operation, admission prices, souvenir gift shop, cafe coffee shop hours and other information. Please be sure to check the official website for seasonal special offers such as the spectacular fireworks shows which take place in the summer.
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