Butchart Gardens :
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Butchart Gardens : Michelin's recommendations
Expanded to approximately 20ha/50 acres, the gardens were started by Jennie Butchart to beautify the quarry pit resulting from her husband's cement business. These gardens are now a National Historic Site of Canada, but still operated by the family, and the grounds are maintained year-round by a small army of gardeners. Don't miss the floral showpiece: the beautiful sunken garden with its green lawns, trees and exquisite flower arrangements that create a whirl of color. The flowers change from season to season, but the effect is always striking. Set in a huge pit with ivy-covered sides, the garden is best viewed from above or from the rock island at its centre, accesible by pathways.
- Address : 800 Benvenuto Ave CDN - Brentwood Bay BC V8X 3X4V8X3X4Brentwood Bay
- Phone : 2506525256
- Website : http://www.butchartgardens.com
- Prices : $23 mid-Jun-Sept ($14-$18 rest of the year)
Opening hours :
- Open year-round daily 9am (Jan 1 & Dec 25 1pm). Closing times vary.