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.
From casual to fine dining our culinary team offers farm to fork freshness to complement our outstanding floral displays.
You’ll find the visual feasts of colours in the gardens are complemented by our dining options.
Learn more about all your dining options by visiting the Dining page on The Butchart Gardens website. Reservations can be made by calling (250) 652-8222 or via OpenTable using the link above.
Each summer The Gardens complements the sights and scents with a festival of daily concerts and events. The open air concerts take place on the Concert Lawn stage. Come sit on a bench, or bring a blanket and sit on the lawn. You'll enjoy the on-stage performances and, on toe-tapping music nights, the performances by visitors' children who just have to frolic on the lawn. Even the swallows seem determined to perform with stellar overhead acrobatics.
Enjoy the summer entertainment program as part of your general admission ticket. No extra charge for lovely evenings on the Concert Lawn or for Firework Saturdays.
Learn more by visiting the Entertainment page on The Butchart Gardens website.
Spectacular. Jaw-dropping. Breathtaking. Our Saturday Night firework show is included with your general admission.
All ten summer Saturday nights feature a jaw-dropping, dazzling Firework show with both aerial and ground displays choreographed to show tunes.
Our Firework shows began in 1977 and continue to be one of The Gardens’ most popular draws. Our show times and dates vary from year to year, so please check below for the detailed schedule. The same show happens each Saturday but changes from year to year.
Learn more by visiting The Butchart Gardens' website.
Create happy and wonderful experiences for your five senses: see, hear, taste, smell and touch.
LIVING FOSSILS WALK
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.
The Butchart Gardens
1 (866) 652-4422
Open every day of the year
Open daily 9am to 4pm
See website for daily/seasonal hours of operation.
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800 Benvenuto Ave
Brentwood Bay, BC
Region: Vancouver Island
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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.