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Private Tour: Butchart Gardens and Saanich Peninsula
"The Butchart Gardens draw more than 1000000 visitors to the Saanich Peninsula every year to experience world-class gardens and incredible scenery.  Designated a National Historic Site due to its international acclaim and renown the gardens offer vibrant displays of verdant plant life and scenic pathways allowing visitors incredible opportunities to explore graceful fountains recreated Japanese temples and renaissance-inspired displays. Your 2.5-hour tour starts with a pickup from your Victoria-based hotel or lodging in a small 10-passenger van.  After meeting your driver and tour host you will drive through half an hour of strikingly lush natural scenery as you make your way to the gardens.  Your guide will intersperse bad jokes and personal anecdotes with a careful narration of the history and details of the Saanich Pe
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Seaplane Flight to Vancouver with Fully-Narrated Bus Tour
"Check in 30 minutes prior to your flight departure time at the Victoria Harbour Airport located centrally in Victoria's historical Inner Harbour. Before taking flight take part in a short safety briefing. Then you’ll be ready for your 35-minute scenic flight to Vancouver. Departing from downtown Victoria you'll first fly out over the Peninsula with the world famous Butchart Gardens below Mount Baker in the distance and Salt Spring Island. Then head out into the Georgia Strait
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Private Tour: Butchart Gardens and Saanich Peninsula
"The Butchart Gardens draw more than 1000000 visitors to the Saanich Peninsula every year to experience world-class gardens and incredible scenery.  Designated a National Historic Site due to its international acclaim and renown the gardens offer vibrant displays of verdant plant life and scenic pathways allowing visitors incredible opportunities to explore graceful fountains recreated Japanese temples and renaissance-inspired displays. Your 2.5-hour tour starts with a pickup from your Victoria-based hotel or lodging in a small 10-passenger van.  After meeting your driver and tour host you will drive through half an hour of strikingly lush natural scenery as you make your way to the gardens.  Your guide will intersperse bad jokes and personal anecdotes with a careful narration of the history and details of the Saanich Pe
From CAD421.00

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Flowers Galore!!!

This place is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the area!!! There are four main gardens: The Italian Garden; The Japanese Garden: The Sunken Garden, and The Rose Garden. Paths wind through...
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Lady_Mystique
May 10, 2007

Butchart Gardens

These amazing gardens are located 22 km north of Victoria. Sunken Garden was open for public in 1904. Later a Rose Garden, Italian Garden, and Japanese Garden were added. The gardens now display more...
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Karolina01
Feb 21, 2007

Sunken Gardens

I’d visited Butchart Gardens when I was very young but I couldn’t remember the trip. My parents would show me pictures and sure enough, there I was in the gardens. Gardens large enough to get lost in....
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penumbra
Oct 31, 2006

The 12 Days of Christmas at Butchard Gardens

This is a good place to take the family if you have young children. There are 55 acres of floral displays set among huge lawns and many pathways. We went in the Christmas season when they were...
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SurfaceTravel
Sep 21, 2006

If you are a gardener

If you are a gardener or love gardens, and you come within miles of Victoria, BC, you should make every possible effort to get to Butchart Gardens! I've viewed gardens in England, Germany, Italy,...
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kevanrijn
Sep 14, 2006

Daytrip to Butchart Gardens.

Butchart Gardens must be one of the most visited tourist attractions in British Columbia. The gardens are easily reached from Victoria, the provincial capital. You can buy a combination bus and entry...
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worldkiwi
Aug 18, 2006

Year Round Gardens

We actually visited the Gardens in January and it was BITTER cold! We didn't know what to expect and we thought the Gardens might actually be closed. We were not disappointed, the holiday light...
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hoofhearted
Jun 17, 2006

Butchart Gardens

If you're like me, you can't believe that you paid $21 Cdn to look at flowers. However, The Butchart Gardens is a premier West Coast display garden that maintains the traditions of its past. If you...
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Blatherwick
Apr 02, 2006

BUTCHART Gardens

The most beautiful garden in the CITY of GARDENS. It is Most beautiful in spring and summer the best is an afternoon visit -after 3pm- from mid-June through mid-September;. If you come during the...
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galy
Jul 19, 2005

For Gardeners and Non Gardeners alike

The Butchart Gardens at Tod Inlet, some 21km from Victoria, covers more than 55 acres of a 130 acre estate. The gardens were begun by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pim Butchart in an effort to beautify a worked...
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joanj
Jun 17, 2005

Butchart's Garden

On my very first trip tp Victoria I was able to visit the beautiful Gardens. I enjoyed it tremendously due to the variety of the gardens and was especially fond of the Sunken one and the Japanese one....
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Hanau93
Apr 26, 2005

It is worth going in the winter and it is quiet!!!

Butchart Gardens can be hard to find if coming from the Airport or North Ferry but you will get there eventually. Some signs (like Mcdonald's) are huge while some tourist attractions have small signs...
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VaughnB
Jan 28, 2005
 
 
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Getting to Butchart Gardens

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800 Benvenuto Ave

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  • Sunday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Monday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Tuesday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Wednesday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Thursday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Friday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Saturday 09:00 to 17:00

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