June 19, 2013
VICTORIA, BC - The Butchart Gardens is kicking off the 2013 Summer Season on July 1st with the launch of youth and child 12-month passes.
"As the weather warms up and school breaks for the summer, there's no need to look any further for something to do than in your own backyard," said general manager Dave Cowen. "For fewer than 34 pennies per day, a family of four with two children under 12 can enjoy all The Gardens has to offer - from colour filled walks, to picnics, to great summer entertainment. A leisurely walk through the gardens is a great way for families to have fun and enjoy the beauty of nature, and the family dog is welcome to join in."
In addition to the regular 12-month pass, adults, youth and children can purchase a 12-month Firework Pass allowing them to view one of ten spectacular Firework shows at a discounted rate. Rates for a regular 12-month pass range from $55.65 for adults, $27.83 for youth ages 13-17 and $6.00 for children ages 5-12; children under 5 are free. Firework passes are $81.85, $40.93 and $8.60 respectively.
The Gardens marked the beginning of the summer season on June 15th with the opening of Night Illuminations--a subtle play of light and shadow showcasing the gardens in a totally different way. Night Illuminations runs nightly until September 15th. Sixty-four nights of summer entertainment and Firework Saturdays kick-off on June 29th.
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Ed. Note: Admission hours are 9am-10pm from June 15th through August 31. Grounds close one hour later.