Visitor Book Comments
Comments from our Visitor Book
Heard about this [Butchart Gardens] years ago. Well worth seeing.
RS – Sydney, Australia
Best Gift Shop ever.
TLG – Sanganui, New Zealand
Awesome. Very excited to see the Wollemi Pine here!
RP – Sydney, Australia
Too beautiful to describe! So happy we stopped on a whim. Totally worth the cost. Thank you!
CL – Salem, OR
One of the best afternoon teas I've ever had!
PR – London, England
Just genius we can come back twice in one day. Magnificent. Wow!
JY – Beaumont, QC
The Season's Pass is worth every cent/scent!!
TMP – Victoria, BC
I love the different roses from around the world!
CL – Vancouver, BC
Magnificent - boat tour a wonderful side trip as well!
CJ – Cambridge, MN
Thank you so much for a wonderful fireworks show - it was the best I've ever seen. Outstanding! Very much enjoyed the entire visit, but still too dazzled by the fireworks to talk about it!
Anon. – Toronto, ON
Beautiful!! Great fireworks display, unique & impressive.
JM – Hingham, MA, USA
Beautiful! Best fireworks ever! Very romantic at night.
PS – Melrose, MA, USA
The fireworks are better than Disneyland!
Anon. – Edmonton, AB
Words cannot describe my appreciation for all the effort that’s put into this garden!
MK – Sydney, Australia
Breath-taking garden designs plant combination. Stunning.
DP – SA, Australia
Too beautiful for words. The tea was marvelous!
DSS – Camino, CA
Enjoyed the Japanese Garden and boat riding.
SB – Calgary, AB
Your gardens are an inspiration to gardeners everywhere. I really enjoyed the water elements in the Ross Fountain and the Japanese Gardens. Beautiful, fabulous, not enough adjectives to describe.
SL – Canby, OR
Great and being able to bring my dog made it even more special!
SY – Fresco, CA
Japanese Garden & Carousel were highlights for me!
FO – Kaneohe, HI
Thank you for all your thoughtful wheelchair access.
NJB – Duncan, BC
Beautiful gardens with amazing flowers. Loved the carousel – fantastic story that goes with it! A peaceful day.
JL – Welwyn Garden City, UK
This is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen thanks to all the people working and taking care of this garden.
HH – Egypt, Cairo
Wonderful, beautiful. Best stop on Alaska Cruise!
SP – Richlaud, WA
For someone who did not want to come here, I am flabbergasted!
PM – Newcastle, Australia
We LOVED afternoon tea and the Japanese Garden
RRB - Kennewick, WA
Great variety of trees, flowers and fountains!
SG - Cochrane, AB
Fantastic layout & presentation!
AKB - Helensburgh, Scotland
A really awesome sight. Colors of trees magnificent. Very glad we came!
DLI - North New Zealand
Exquisite breathtaking views, truly enjoyed ourselves
RR - Qatar
Thanks for the Greenhouse tour...very educational!
TS - Victoria, BC
Very, Very nice. I can't wait to see it next summer. Garden look-out was a big thumbs up.
CB - Australia
We enjoyed the fresh air and beautiful landscape
SR - Racine, WI
Loved the Sunken Garden & the autumn leaves!
BW - Edmonds, WA
Wonderful plant life despite the November month! Amazing colors & ponds. Will come back again.
NR - Whitby, ON
It's (Magic of Christmas displays) really pretty and I love it!
Zamira - age 5
The 12 Days of Christmas were AMAZING!!!
CD - Dartmouth, NS
Thank you for creating a lasting legacy - for some, a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
OH - Victoria, BC
Loved the view to the cove, beautiful!
LT - Scotland
What beautiful gardens - the time of year is perfect to see the shades of foliage.
AT - Melbourne, Australia
Beautiful, we love it - fantastic carousel, so much fun!
SLV - Aukland, NZ
I went on the carousel - A senior who can still ride the ponies!
SM - Victoria, BC
I loved doing the Christmas scavenger hunt!
BC - Victoria, BC
It lives up to its international reputation - excellent!
JAH - Peterborough, UK
Fantastic! Our third visit here.
LR - London, UK
"Beautiful!" moss animals and crocus.
PJ - Quebec, PQ
Spring Prelude was absolutely breathtaking. The perfume from the purple rhodo near the bridge to the pond was just divine. Staff are to be commended. Thank you for such beauty!
JDD - Victoria, BC
Lovely...and I had a wonderful High Tea yesterday in your Dining Room...just excellent! Thanks!
JA – Seattle, WA
Spectacular; love the new paths in Sunken Gardens
Beautiful - Thank you for letting us bring the dogs!!
Even more beautiful than Monet's garden!
I think the Japanese Garden & Sunken Garden are beautiful even when the gardens are not in full bloom!
We love the spring prelude indoor garden!
Carousel is a fun touch to the gardens
DR – Shawnigan Lake, BC
Japanese Garden is very beautiful
Love the indoor orchids
GA – Accra Ghara, Africa
For a temporary exhibit (Spring Prelude garden) this is mind-blowing!
DD – Victoria, BC
Looks great. The flowers, trees & plants have flourished under loving hands.
E – Sydney, Australia
Lovely, smells great, breath-takingly beautiful.
DM – Santa Barbara, CA
The grounds are beautiful. Thank you.
LM – White Sands, PEI
Beautiful. Loved the Sunken Garden & Japanese Garden!
DB – Kelowna, BC
Fantastic! Well worth the trip out here for The Gardens tea and peace & quiet.
JA – Wellington, New Zealand
Thank you for the lovely preview of Spring in January!
GF – McKinleyville, CA
Lovely – Thank you for bringing spring to winter!
ML – Saskatoon, SK
Beautiful! Best Japanese garden outside Japan!
KK – Markham, ON
What a beautiful place to bring the kids.
EH – Victoria, BC
Enjoyed seeing the bones & beauty of the gardens in the "off season"
DC - Federal Way, WA
Fantastic views; impressive. Well done!
EW - East Sussex, England
Congratulations for a wonderful Spring Prelude!
MC - Romania
Returned after 13 years to share the beauty with my sister. Magnificent.
LFD - Brisbane, Australia
As great as ever (we've been coming 49 years). Surprised to see so many flowers in bloom in April.
AE - Edmonds, WA
Japanese Garden – wonderful – captured essence of stroll garden – beautifully maintained. A tribute to a skillful & sensitive gardener. Will live in our memory.
LAA (representatives of Japanese Garden Society SW England)
Tulip heaven! Even our 5 year old was enthralled. Just a fairytale garden.
CC – Thursday Island, Australia
So many people told us to come but we had no idea of the stunning beauty that we have experienced.
GGB – Balingup, Australia
Last visit was 37 years ago and it’s better than I remember!
DN – Eatonville, WA
We came expecting brilliant, you exceeded all expectations. Thanks!
DL Wallace – Hunter Valley, Australia
Astounding all year round and excellent gelato!!
SG – Oakville, ON
These are the most beautiful gardens I’ve ever seen! Such hard work has produced an amazing artwork of color.
AF – Tasmania, Australia
Worth every penny & more!
GCK – California, USA
From what people said I thought it was going to be over exaggerated but it wasn’t! It was fantastic!! I hope I can come back sometime. Well done!
MW – Birmingham, AL
Our third time back. Loved it! Sunken Garden is astounding.
DS – Calgary, AB
Always wanted to visit The Gardens by boat!
KS – Tod Inlet, BC
One of the seven wonders of the world. Excellent!!
SRM – Guatemala
Very big, colourful and diverse. The Sunken Garden was the best.
SL – Discovery Bay, Hong Kong
Tranquil, relaxing, wonderful array of plants & trees!
TCP – Dallas, TX
One of my favourite places in the world. I come here every time I am in Victoria.
CO – Holfville, NS
Exquisite colors, perfumes, awesome plantings. Thank you!
LG – Melbourne, Australia
What a wonderful experience. Beautiful. Tea was great!
SW – Sandy, UT
Amazing, visual delight, gracious lovely staff!
LW – Fernie, BC
Beautiful anytime of year & love the tea.
LKF – Redmond, WA
Never in my life!! We are so inspired! Well done gardeners.
TRB – South Aftrica