Children ages 5 and under are free with advanced notice at the time of booking.
Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours
Shore Excursion Leaves From
An approximately 10-minute taxi (not included, approximately $10 US each way), or an approximately 30-minute shuttle (not included, approximately $15 US per person) is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend comfortable clothing and sensible rubber-soled walking shoes. Sunglasses and sunscreen are also suggested.
Restrictions Guests need to be able to walk over the many levels of the gardens, on paved and gravel surfaces. There are numerous inclines and steps required to access the many different levels. Fold up wheelchairs can be accommodated on the motor coach with advanced notice. Motorized scooters cannot be accommodated on the transportation to the gardens.
Butchart Gardens Tour
Butchart Gardens is one of Victoria's most famous and popular attractions! Located approximately 35 minutes from downtown Victoria, the gardens feature over 55 acres of meticulously manicured grounds. Begun in 1904 as an effort to restore a worked-out quarry site, the gardens have since been delighting visitors from all around the world. During the drive to the gardens, you will get an orientation of what to see and do. Upon arrival, you can set out on your own self-guided itinerary at your own pace.
As you make your way around the gardens, you'll walk through intimate stone paths and streams lined with colorful arrays of flowers and trees. The gardens adjust their floral displays to suit the season, so it is just as spectacular in spring and fall as it is in summer. The Butchart Gardens has been designed to please the eye and generally delight the senses. Admire the pale green of emerging leaves in spring, complemented by brilliant pink or white flowers of trees, the dazzling bedding plants framed in by sweeping lawns, and enjoy a waft of a thousand scents of summer.
butchart gardens tour
August 18, 2019
Beautiful tour. organized, buses very helpful
Reviewer: elizabeth ann smith
September 28, 2018
Staff was informative and friendly. The gardens were amazing.
Reviewer: Kim Yepez
July 16, 2018
A wonderful walk through the beautiful and amazing gardens. The shuttle drivers were friendly and very knowledgeable. I would definitely go again next time.
Reviewer: Randy Gauger
September 27, 2017
This was an amazing destination! The gardens are amazing. I highly recommend visiting this site. The tour bus and bus driver were also pleasant.
Reviewer: Stefanie Walker
July 21, 2017
My friend had been to the gardens once before. She showed me a lot more of the gardens than I would have seen without her. The gardens are gorgeous! I took lots of pictures and even bought a magnet of my favorite part of the gardens!
Reviewer: Ida Tholen
Butchart Gardens Tour
July 20, 2017
it's really worth! wonderful