13 years to 17 years old
5 years to 12 years
all subject to 5% GST
YES INCLUDES ENTRY TICKET
All passengers must wear a seatbelt. Sorry we can not offer transportation for kids that require booster chairs or car seats. We love kids and their safety is our first priority we do not provide carriers of any kind.
Skip the line-ups of the big bus!
We travel in smaller groups and offer door to door service.
15 minutes prior, please be ready!
Depart downtown Victoria
8:30am, (start May 1)
10am, Noon, 2pm
11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm
June 1 - Sept 15
World famous Butchart Gardens awaits your visit! With many convenient departures from downtown Victoria, this is the most complete package available. Your local driver will entertain you on the short shuttle ride, tell you the history of the attraction, PROVIDE your ENTRY tickets. Now you're all set to enjoy a few hours in paradise. Relish an unforgettable, we think magical stroll, have lunch or tea if you want, visit the gift shop and your driver will pick you up for the return trip downtown. This is an unforgettable excursion! Oh yes, don’t forget to try the gelato!
May 1st till Sept 30th, 2019
We arrive before the crowds, just when the gate opens.
Enjoy the splendor of the rose garden with its full bloom excitement. Early in the day you are sure to see one of the gardeners in action. A team of over 50 gardeners ensure these famous gardens are maintained to the highest standard.
Visited The Gardens before?
There's so much more to see.
Why not hop on one thehttps://www.butchartgardens.com/summer/" rel="noopener" target="_blank"> eco-friendly boats for a tour.
We're locals and think these tours are fabulous!
Take a stroll through the tranquil Japanese Garden.
Afternoon Tea is highly recommended.
Shall we make you a reservation?
We suggest visiting the gardens before sunset then experience twilight when the illumination of the gardens begins.
The concert lawn comes alive
with evening entertainment at 8pm nightly.
Still time to stroll the gardens
again before departing.
Entertainment included in admission ticket price!
* SATURDAY NIGHTS WE
depart AFTER THE FIREWORKS
Evening concert times vary,
see the above link for details.
4pm & 6:30pm
June 1 to September 15, 2019
We are confident you’ll agree these fireworks are amongst the best in the world. Guaranteed to dazzle you.
Firework display is choreographed to music that is sure to delight you.
The sky will burst with colour but pay attention to the ground displays too, a pure pyrotechnic extravaganza!
We depart 15 minutes after the Fireworks or 9:30pm which ever is earliest.
For all ages! $2
Hand carved and unique.
A menagerie of 30 hand-carved wooden animals and chariots, the carousel was brought to life by
Jennie Butchart’s great-granddaughter
and current owner of The Gardens,
Robin-Lee Clarke, in 2009.
Loved by children and adults alike, the domed Children’s Pavilion and Rose Carousel house
year-round and welcome kids of all ages for a ride!
Can I change my return time?
Absolutely! Please call us if you know ahead of time or advise your driver at pick- up. We reserve seats and sometimes we are already fully booked on the return, so always best to let us know when you know, we will always try our best. 250-477-3322
What if I don't show up for my return ride?
We are on a strict schedule and you will be considered a no-show. Your ticket is void if you have not confirmed or contacted us prior.
We do try to find you in the crowds but remember others on tour are waiting to see your smiling face at departure time.
How much time should you allow?
Well, that's a tricky question.
..most visits are 2.5 hours, our tour times have this in mind, others could stay all day, let us know.
Maybe this will help…
Allow a minimum of 1 hour to slowly stroll the gardens, add time if you must smell every flower and take pictures...many many pictures.
(no selfie sticks remember)
Now you're probably hungry? The gardens offers everything from coffee, soup and hotdogs in the coffee shop to fine dining in the original family home.
If you desire the fine dining experience, this would include Afternoon Tea, allow 1.5 hours for this experience.
Remember to save time for the gift shop, even if you claim not to be a shopper do not under estimate time here. Something for all interests, ages and budgets.
Staff are happy to ship your purchases home, saving you from checking that extra luggage.
So...most garden visitors are happy with 2.5 hour options.
However, come summer why not stay the evening to enjoy the music on the lawns and Fireworks Saturday we stay till the end.
Still not sure? Ask your driver/guide, maybe that will help make up your mind...and we promise it will be fabulous.
Remember the drive to the gardens also takes approx.. 45 min by the time you're inside the gates.