Butchart Gardens

Highly recommended
Expanded to approximately 20ha/50 acres, the gardens were started by Jennie Butchart to beautify the limestone quarry pit resulting from her husband's cement business. Don't miss the floral highlight: the beautiful sunken garden with its green lawns, trees and exquisite flower beds that create a whirl of colour. Also look out for the rose garden, Japanese garden, Italian garden and, of course, Ross fountain and its constantly changing play of water.

Useful information

Address:

800 Benvenuto Avenue, V8X 3X4 Brentwood-Bay

Phone:

+1 250-652-4422

Opening hours

1st fortnight Jun: 9am-6pm; mid Jun-early Sep: 9am-10pm; 1st fortnight Sep and Dec 9am-9pm; 2nd fortnight Sep 9am-5pm; Oct: 9am-4pm; Dec-early Jan: 9am-9pm; Nov and Jan-Feb: 9am-3.30pm