Visit the world famous Butchart Gardens during your visit to Victoria. With over 50 acres of uniquely designed theme gardens, this is one of Victoria´s gems. Each season brings a special display of flowers, lighting, and historical tours. Stay at one of our quality B&B´s when you visit our City of Gardens. Your hosts have local insights only to be found in the cozy environment of a B&B.
World famous Butchart Gardens is THE place to see when visiting Victoria BC.Eye-catching seasonal displays are constantly changing. Spring Prelude starting in January introduces an early indoor display of bulbs, flowering shrubs and trees, and a variety of natural wonders. An historical display at the same time includes tours of the original residence, where you can trace the history from Portland Cement factory to the present-day.
During Spring Spectacular from early April to the end of May, thousands of flowering bulbs show off for visitors from around the world and the many garden areas are bursting with blooms. Summer is sensationally colourful. Check out the Sunken Garden, a Japanese Garden, the Rose Garden, the Italian Garden and always something new. Evening displays of strategically placed lighting make for a magical night-time tour. From mid June through the beginning of September enjoy free entertainment and spectacular fireworks displays on Saturdays. Our wonderful climate ensures bountiful blooms in every colour all summer long.
The Autumn palette is awesome. Changing leaves and late bloomers come into their glory during this long Victorian season. Christmas brings colourful lighting, unique decorations and seasonal entertainment to the gardens. The Twelve Days of Christmas displays are cleverly interspersed throughout the 50-plus acres from early December through early January. Ask your hosts for other exciting ideas. Come stay at one of our B&B´s for a great breakfast before exploring Butchart and many other gardens unique to beautiful Victoria…