Explore the Gardens

Step inside and explore The Gardens’ reaches, from the depths of a former quarry to the sweet scent of roses.

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Butchart by Numbers

  • 55
    Acres of Gardens
  • 900
    Bedding Plant Varieties
  • 26
    Greenhouses
  • 50
    Full-Time Gardeners

Your Itinerary

One of the questions we are asked most frequently is "How much time does it take to explore The Gardens?" This is why we've developed these helpful suggestions on how to make the most of your time here.

Explore Butchart in

2 Hours

  • Sunken Garden
  • Ross Fountain
  • Rose Garden
  • Japanese Garden
  • Star Pond
  • Italian Garden
  • Seed & Gift Store
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Explore Butchart in

3 Hours

  • Sunken Garden
  • Ross Fountain
  • Carousel Ride
  • Rose Garden
  • Japanese Garden
  • Star Pond
  • Italian Garden
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Seed & Gift Store
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Explore Butchart in

4+ Hours

  • Sunken Garden
  • Ross Fountain
  • Carousel Ride
  • Rose Garden
  • Japanese Garden
  • Star Pond
  • Italian Garden
  • Dining Room Restaurant
  • Seed & Gift Store
  • Mediterranean Garden
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The Butchart Story

One woman’s vision forever transformed our notion of a garden

With a former quarry as a canvas, Jennie Butchart envisioned transforming this space into a beautiful garden haven, overflowing with lush greens and colourful blooms. The result of her vision is The Gardens, which are still family run to this day.

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The Gardens await

Ready to plan your visit to The Gardens? Buy your tickets? Start your journey here.

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