The Butchart Gardens

800 Benvenuto Avenue
Brentwood Bay, BC - V8M 1J8

Type: Parks
(250) 652-4422
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Nestled on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, in the picturesque seaside community of Brentwood Bay, lies a horticultural masterpiece: The Butchart Gardens. For over a century, this 55-acre haven has captivated visitors with its breathtaking displays of vibrant blooms, manicured landscapes, and enchanting natural beauty.

Once a barren limestone quarry, the gardens owe their existence to the vision and dedication of Jennie Butchart. In 1904, she began transforming the desolate landscape into a garden oasis, utilizing discarded soil and plants from surrounding areas. Today, her legacy lives on in a kaleidoscope of themed gardens, each boasting unique elements and captivating the senses.

Whether wandering through the serene Rose Garden, marveling at the Sunken Garden's vibrant floral tapestry, or exploring the whimsical Italian Garden with its cascading fountains and ornate sculptures, every corner of The Butchart Gardens promises a discovery. Visitors can also wander through the Japanese Garden, a tranquil haven inspired by Zen principles, or lose themselves in the fragrant Mediterranean Garden, featuring diverse plants from the region.

Beyond the floral displays, The Butchart Gardens offers a variety of experiences for all ages. Enjoy a stroll along the waterfront paths, take a scenic boat tour on Butchart Lake, or indulge in afternoon tea at the elegant Dining Room overlooking the gardens. With its vibrant beauty, diverse attractions, and dedication to sustainable practices, The Butchart Gardens is a must-visit for anyone seeking a truly enchanting experience in the heart of Vancouver Island.

This is the only park listed in Brentwood Bay. There's also one attraction listed in this city in other categories. You will find the exact location of The Butchart Gardens on the map above. If you need any other information on The Butchart Gardens that is not listed here, please call (250) 652-4422 or visit their website.

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Opening Hours Spring  
March 1 – 31: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
April 1 – May 31: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
June 1 - June 14: 8:45 am - 6:00 pm

June 15 – September 2: 8:45 am – 10:00 pm
September 3 - 15: 8:45 am – 9:00 pm
September 16 – 30: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

October 1 – 31: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
November 1 - 30: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm 

December 1 – January 6: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
December 25: 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm

January 7 – February 28: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
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