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Butchart Gardens is fifty-five acres of wonderful floral display, offering spectacular views as you stroll along meandering paths and expansive lawns. From the exquisite Sunken Garden to the charming Rose Garden, this show garden still maintains the gracious traditions of the past, in one of the loveliest corners in the world.

October 1st — November 30th
Glory in the crowning beauty of Autumn when the Japanese Garden comes to center stage. A stunning parade of red, russet and golden maples is joined by magnificient arbutus and copper beech trees along with many dozens of different varieties of chrysanthemums.

December 1st — January 6th
Tens of thousands of coloured lights combine with evergreen swags and wreaths; holly, ivy and winter berries line walkways and festoon lamp posts. The ever-popular Twelve Days of Christmas displays are tucked away about The Gardens.

Sharpen your skates and try their 307 sq. m (3,300 sq. ft.) outdoor rink

January 15th - March 31st
Step out of Winter and into Spring! It's easy as that when you visit the astonishing indoor garden display. Beds of daffodils and tulips, with flowering cherries, witch hazel and viburnum, fill the stone-flagged Blue Poppy conservatory with all the joys of Spring. The combination of plant material is unusual enough to send any indoor gardener home bursting with fresh inspiration.

March 16th - June 14th
Spectacular spring bursts forth in a show of unparalleled beauty. One of the finest displays in the world heralds the season with hundreds of thousands of bulbs in bloom joined by a host of flowering trees and shrubs. The Gardens are alive with the colours and scents of spring.

June 15th — September 30th
Magnificient views of the gardens can be enjoyed during any season, but summer at The Gardens is breathtaking. Ravishing floral splendour greets you at every turn. Every evening The Gardens is transformed into a wonderland of light with beautiful Night Illuminations complete with musical entertainment on the concert lawn stage. Saturday night visitors in July and August will be thrilled by the pyrotechnic marvels of one of the most extravagant firework displays in North America.


  • Schedule:
    Gardens open at 9:00 AM daily. Closing times vary based on
    the season.

  • Gardens open at 1:00 PM on December 25.

  • Parking is free.

  • Handicap Accessible:
    All public areas of The Gardens are accessible by
    wheelchair, except for a viewpoint area within the Sunken Garden known as
    "The Mound." Only motorized or standard wheelchairs are permitted. Due to
    the design and layout of the gardens, we are unable to accommodate Segways.
    The main viewpoint is accessible. The Visitor Information Centre has an
    attendant-assist washroom.

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