The Butchart Gardens

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Located in the heart of Brentwood Bay, The Butchart Gardens are made up of a premier group of beautiful gardens that attract a million visitors every year. The gardens were first started by Jennie Butchart who set-out to convert an exhausted limestone quarry into the now magnificent Sunken Garden. Since then, various gardens and attractions have been added by Jennie Butchart and the following generation of the Butchart family. Hundreds of varieties of flowers burst into a riot of color each season, as the gardens are maintained and bloom throughout the year. Other areas of the park include the Italian garden, the large rose garden, the picturesque Ross Fountain and two totem poles. The gardens are also home to a number of bronze statues and the Rose Carousel, where kids can take a ride on beautifully painted wild animals like zebras, ostriches, boars and horses. This flowering wonderland is a designated national historic site and is a perfect place to visit anytime of the year. The ticket prices are seasonal, so please do check the website.

Location:  800 Benvenuto Avenue

Business hours:  Mar - Mo-Su 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Apr-May - Mo-Su 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Jun - Mo-Su 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Jul-Aug - Mo-Su 9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m., Sep - Mo-Su 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Oct - Mo-Su 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Nov - Mo-Su 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Dec - Mo-Su 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., Jan-Feb - Mo-Su 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.