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Historical Display 2019 at The Butchart Gardens

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Historical Display 2019 at The Butchart Gardens

Step back in time and explore The Butchart Gardens history at their annual Historical Display 2019.

When winter falls, we open the former Butchart family residence, Benvenuto, to our visitors. Inside the Historical Display 2019, you’ll find curated displays of memorabilia that chronicle The Garden’s history, from its days as a limestone quarry to today. From room to room, you’ll see original furnishings, letters and photographs from the early 1900s.

You might also be interested in The Butchart Gardens’ Spring Prelude 2019.

Hatley Park National Historic Site

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Hatley Park National Historic Site

Hatley Park: Majestic. Magnificent. Memorable.

In 1908, Laura and James Dunsmuir likely didn’t anticipate the legacy or the National Historic Site they’d create by commissioning Samuel Maclure for the construction of a Tudor-revival manor for their family home. The estate, designed in the spirit of early 20th century mansions, showcased the Dunsmuir family’s influence and affluence, and has become an important part of Vancouver Island’s history, including serving as home for the Royal Roads Military College from 1940 – 1995 and Royals Roads University today.

While Hatley Castle is the centrepiece of the estate, there’s much more to the park and National Historic Site: gorgeous Japanese, Italian, and Rose formal gardens that follow Edwardian design; 15km of walking and hiking trails through old-growth forest; a protected migratory bird sanctuary; an historic First Nations’ site; and a spectacular view of the Olympic Mountains across the Juan de Fuca Strait. You’ll find everything that makes the West Coast unforgettable only 25 minutes from downtown Victoria.Explore Hatley Park National Historic site at Royal Roads University to create memories with your family.

Lights, Camera, Action

As one of Vancouver Islands most prestigious film locations, it is no wonder directors, film crews, and photographers have been drawn to the beauty of Hatley Park for over 80 years. Hatley Castle and its heritage gardens have been showcased internationally in feature films and made for TV movies.  Our unique setting and architecture makes Hatley Park a desirable location for film crews world-wide.

As one of Canada’s largest national historic sites, protecting our heritage lands is a priority when hosting film crews. Our Film Liaison is on site to share valuable guidelines that will help preserve and protect the heritage site for years to come.

If you are considering a site visit of our property, please contact the Vancouver Island South Film & Media Commission to arrange a suitable time.

Tofino Botanical Gardens are twelve acres of gardens, forest, and shoreline that explore the relationship between culture and nature.

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Butchart Gardens

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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.

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

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Garden Amenities

  • DINING AT THE GARDENS
  • SUMMER ENTERTAINMENT
  • FIREWORKS SHOW
  • UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

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 WALKViewable: Every SeasonWe’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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800 Benvenuto AveBrentwood Bay, BC V8X 3X4

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