The Butchart Gardens were designed to delight visitors, and continue to enchant visitors today! This tour from Victoria will charm your senses. To maximize your experience, we give you time to discover the beauty of the gardens independently.
What to Expect
The famous Butchart Gardens exist on the site of an exhausted limestone quarry. The first garden, the Sunken Garden, was built when the Butcharts hired a Japanese landscape architect to transform the quarry space into something beautiful.
On the 35-minute bus ride from Victoria, your experienced driver will provide an overview of Victoria’s history past, present & future.
Once the bus gets you to Butchart Gardens, you will have the opportunity to explore the enchanting grounds for yourself. The gardens span 55 acres and provide a total sensory experience. The flowers and scents transform with the seasons, and you will have a spectacular experience no matter what time of year!
As you wander the gardens, we encourage you to enjoy the view while sipping from a cup of coffee at one of the restaurants or seasonal cafés scattered across the grounds.
The gardens have become a major attraction on Vancouver Island, and have been honored as a National Historic Site of Canada because of their international popularity.
- Professional guide
- Coach bus transportation
- Entrance fee
- Local taxes
What's Not Included
- Food and drinks
Know Before You Go
This tour includes walking through sections of the gardens.
In December and early January take in the holiday lights and witness the gardens come alive with thousands of twinkling lights and holiday decor!