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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. 


Summer at The Gardens

Experience:  The Summer Season starts June 15 and lasts until September 15.  Summer entertainment runs from June 28th through Saturday of the Labour Day weekend.

Pink Martini with singer China Forbes
Special Event: 
Pink Martini Monday August 18, 2014
7:30 PM

*Follow #ButchartTraffic on Twitter for updates regarding traffic to and parking in #butchartgardens in the hours before this event.

Saturday, May 17- Sept 15:  Boat Tours

Sunday, June 15 - Sept 15:  Night Illuminations
open at dusk to 10:00 pm

Sunday, June 15 - Sept 15: 
Summer dinner menus in The Dining Room and The Blue Poppy Restaurant

Saturday, August 23:  Ninth of ten Firework Shows of the season Saturday at 9:00 pm.  Gourmet Picnics available for Firework Show nights

Summer Entertainment July Calendar (downloadable pdf)

Summer Entertainment August Calendar (downloadable pdf)

General Calendar

Summer Newsletter 2014


Sponsored by the Canadian Tourism Commission, the Canadian Garden Tourism Award for the Event of the Year for 2014 has been awarded to The Butchart Gardens.

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.

Special Events

Pink Martini

12 Month Pass holders receive a 25% discount!

Due to expected heavy attendance plan to arrive at the Admission gate by 6:00pm. Pre-purchased ticket holders arriving by 6:00pm have guaranteed parking. All others should plan to arrive extra early as we close our gate to vehicles when our parking is full. Please car pool, take the bus or taxi! (There is no parking in the surrounding neighbourhood.)

*Follow #ButchartTraffic on Twitter for updates regarding traffic to and parking in #butchartgardens in the hours before this event.

Pink Martini with singer China Forbes
Monday August 18 at 7:30 PM - Pink Martini:  Describing itself as a "little orchestra," its music crosses genres such as classical, latin, jazz and classic pop. Featuring 10-12 musicians, Pink Martini performs its multilingual repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout Europe, Asia, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, Northern Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South America and North America.

The Times Colonist's Adrian Chamberlain writes on Pink Martini and their upcoming visit to The Gardens. Read here

Blog post July 25, 2014 

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(concert is included in the regular general admission ticket price) | Pink Martini Website

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Summer Entertainment Calendar

Summer Entertainment July Calendar
(downloadable pdf)

Summer Entertainment August Calendar (downloadable pdf)

On summer Saturday nights, after the concert, the excitement builds for the spectacular Firework show. The pyrotechnic displays are synchronized, amazingly by hand firing, with music. Come with a blanket to sit upon and enjoy a show you are unlikely to see unequalled anywhere in North America.

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Firework Show schedule - A jaw dropping pyrotechnic show.

In the winter, Christmastime brings not only ice skating, the 12 Days of Christmas displays, decorations and marvelous lighting, but also choral music, festive brass and entertainment for kids.

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