The Butchart Chronicles : June 14, 2016

Canada's Garden Days June 17 - 19, 2016

Garden Days | Les Journées du Jardin is Canada’s coast to coast to coast, three-day celebration of our National Garden Day which is held annually on the Friday before Father’s Day, Friday June 17 to Sunday, June 19, 2016. This joyful, country-wide event celebrates and recognizes the role of gardens in our communities and in our lives.

Garden Days is an opportunity for those living in the greater Victoria area to enjoy their own garden, visit or take part in their favourite garden experience, get inspired at their local favourite garden or travel to a nearby destination to enjoy their favourite garden. The Butchart Gardens is pleased to support Canada's Garden Days.

We hope you will join us on the following days to help us celebrate Canada's Garden Days.


Activity | Event



Jun 18 & 19

Greenhouse Tours:   Tour info.  Reservations can be made 9am-3pm from June 15th-17th:  250-652-4422 ext 203.

Sat/Sun: 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00

Meet at the Visitor  Centre

Jun 17, 18 & 19

Children's Actvity: Garden Gnomes have escaped from the Seed & Gift Store! Help us find the gnomes throughout The Gardens and receive a treat. Activity maps available in the Visitor Centre. 

Fri & Sat: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Throughout The Gardens

Enter Canada's Garden Route's contest and you could win $500 towards a trip to a Feature Garden of your choice, garden tools worth $350 or $300 from Garden Decor.  See Contest Details

To find out more information check out Garden Days.  Pour les renseignments en Français:  Les Journées du Jardin.  For information through social media:  Canadian Garden Council / Conseil canadien du jardin Facebook | Twitter:  @CanadasGardens | Event hashtags:  #GardenDaysCanada #journeesdujardin  For a list of participating gardens and their activities see:  Official Activities | Acitivités Officielles

Activity for the kids:

Our Garden Gnomes have escaped from the Seed & Gift Store! Please help us find them in our gardens.  Children, collect a map at the Visitor Centre, find the gnomes in the garden and return to receive a special treat.