The world-renowned Butchart Gardens is a National Historic Site of Canada that welcomes over one million visitors each year. This privately-owned 55 acre display garden is located just 35 minutes north of downtown Victoria and is open year round as there’s a unique experience for every season. Over a century ago, Jennie Butchart began building what is now one of the world’s premier floral show gardens. Visitors receive a map and flower guide upon arrival and enjoy the gardens on a self-guided tour at their own pace. The Rose Carousel with 30 hand-carved animals will be sure to delight children (and adults) of all ages. The visit won’t be complete without a stop in the Seed & Gift Store, filled with unique gifts and souvenirs, or a snack or meal in one of the on-site restaurants. See ButchartGardens.com for more information.
800 Benvenuto Avenue, Brentwood Bay, V8M 1J8
Children Friendly Garden
Accessible by Public Transit
Parking on Site
Tour Bus Parking
Dog Friendly Garden
Restaurant on Site
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Bring the kids
Summer’s here and Canada’s public gardens are at their best. You know you want to visit them yourself – who wouldn’t want to stroll through a beautiful park filled with flowers – but maybe you feel you’re so tied up with your children or grandchildren you just can’t get away. Well, there’s an easy solution to that: bring them along!