The Butchart Gardens

The Butchart Gardens was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 2004, and consists of 22 hectares/55 acres of spectacular floral beauty.

The Butchart Gardens is one of the top attractions in Victoria, British Columbia and ranked by USA Today, CNN and National Geographic as one of the top display gardens in the world. Started in 1904 by Jennie Butchart and her husband, Robert, the renown of this family owned gardens is widespread. Each year over a million bedding plants in some 900 varieties give you uninterrupted bloom from March through October. Almost a million people visit annually for spring’s colourful flowering bulbs; summer’s riot of colour, entertainment and Saturday Fireworks; autumn’s russets and golds; the Magic of Christmas’ decorations; and winter’s peacefulness.

Butchart Garden Victoria Brentwood Bay British Columbia

Classic shot of the iconic Sunken Garden in all its spring splendour!

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Garden Amenities


Create happy and wonderful experiences for your five senses: see, hear, taste, smell and touch.

Viewable: Every Season

We’re fortunate to have more than a dozen ancient trees (often known as ‘living fossils’) at The Gardens. Learn about a few of them here and where they’re located, or pick up the Living Fossils brochure when you visit to help you find a dozen species here.


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Open every day of the year
(including holidays)
Open daily 9am to 4pm

See website for daily/seasonal hours of operation.

Features and Highlights

Meetings and Events, Weddings, Extensive Gardens, Activities, Dining, Fireworks, Entertainment, Shopping, Birthdays

Getting Here

800 Benvenuto Ave
Brentwood Bay, BC
V8X 3X4

Region: Vancouver Island

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About the Author

Digital strategist, destination marketer, and garden tourism enthusiast, Scott McDonald can be found searching out the next offering on the BC Ale Trail or discovering something unique about a garden or local hidden gem. Previously a digital marketer at The Butchart Gardens and Canada 150 Community Leader for the City of Colwood, he is a member of the GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators.