Spectacular Summer

June 1 – September 30

From colourful florals in the day to subtle plays of light and shadow in the evening, summer offers breathtaking drama as day fades into night.


Summer Firework Saturdays

Saturday evenings in July and August, bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy our world-class firework show with your friends and family. Each show features original aerial and ground displays choreographed to music and designed by Jennie Butchart’s great-grandson Christopher Ross. Fireworks are included with your admission to The Gardens.

Fireworks are presented after weekly consultation with the Central Saanich Fire Department and may be cancelled due to extreme weather. Please check our website for updates.

Dates & Times
Saturday, June 29 10:15 PM
Saturday, July 6 10:00 PM
Saturday, July 13 10:00 PM
Saturday, July 20 9:45 PM
Saturday, July 27 9:45 PM
Saturday, August 3 9:30 PM
Saturday, August 10 9:15 PM
Saturday, August 17 9:15 PM
Saturday, August 24 9:00 PM
Saturday, August 31 8:45 PM



Evenings throughout July and August, you can take in a live performance from our outdoor stage on the Concert Lawn. Nestled amidst lush trees, the stage plays host to a variety of performers. Summer concerts are included with your admission ticket.

2024 Summer Entertainment performances Wednesday through Saturday evenings. Calendar will be posted late spring, continue to check back for updates.

Concert Times
Wednesday through Friday performances begin at 8:00pm.
Saturday performances begin 3 hours prior to Fireworks show time.

Night Illuminations

June 1 – September 15

Wednesday to Sunday evenings as dusk settles, thousands of subtle lights transform The Gardens into a magical wonderland, showcasing an artistic display of light and shadow.


In full bloom

Summer welcomes colourful Delphiniums, setting the stage for our Rose Garden. Once the Delphiniums have finished blooming, we find our rhythm, a pattern of deadheading Roses, replanting flower beds and dispersing insects to help control pests. Over 900 varieties of plants are grown for our summer gardens alone with an emphasis on floral beauty and colour.

Summer Favourites

  • Rose
  • Hydrangea
  • Lobelia
  • Begonia
  • Fuchsia
  • Daylily

Learn more about what is blooming this season