Victoria Butchart Gardens Excursion Reviews

Over a hundred years old, the world famous Butchart Gardens in Victoria have been named a National Historic Site of Canada. These more than fifty beautifully manicured acres attract in excess of one million visitors each year.
Awesome.
Awesome. Should have left earlier as we had lunch at the restaurant(very good) and could have used more time to walk around!
Awesome. Should have left earlier as we had lunch at the restaurant(very good) and could have used more time to walk around! Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Butchart Gardens.
Butchart Gardens. Just go, you will not be disappointed. It is an amazing garden. Victoria was interesting enough we may go back to just explore this quaint town.
Butchart Gardens. Just go, you will not be disappointed. It is an amazing garden. Victoria was interesting enough we may go back to just explore this quaint town. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Beautiful gardens even at night, but I wish we had been there to see them in the day time.
Beautiful gardens even at night, but I wish we had been there to see them in the day time. While there's beautiful lighting to make the gardens look magical at night, I think we missed a lot of the detail without seeing them in
Beautiful gardens even at night, but I wish we had been there to see them in the day time. While there's beautiful lighting to make the gardens look magical at night, I think we missed a lot of the detail without seeing them in sunlight. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Our excursion began at 7:00PM....we had light for about an hour and the first 45minutes was at ...
Our excursion began at 7:00PM....we had light for about an hour and the first 45minutes was at Butterfly Gardens (which was lighted). The remainder of the time was at Butchart. We could see for about 15 minutes and what we saw was ... Read More
Our excursion began at 7:00PM....we had light for about an hour and the first 45minutes was at Butterfly Gardens (which was lighted). The remainder of the time was at Butchart. We could see for about 15 minutes and what we saw was amazing, but what a disappointment to know it was beautiful but you can't see anything?? Why offer this? Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Surprisingly pleasant tour-bus ride way out of town to Butchart Gardens, with a return trip ...
Surprisingly pleasant tour-bus ride way out of town to Butchart Gardens, with a return trip detoured through downtown Victoria highlights, all narrated by an old native who knew what stories to tell and how to tell them. Just two hours ... Read More
Surprisingly pleasant tour-bus ride way out of town to Butchart Gardens, with a return trip detoured through downtown Victoria highlights, all narrated by an old native who knew what stories to tell and how to tell them. Just two hours from dusk-to-darkness for the gardens made us feel rushed in the beginning, but we needn't have worried -- seems enough for all but avid horticulturists. The sedentary are cautioned to wear walking shoes and take hydration seriously; it's a hilly hike. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Comfortable double-decker buses.
Comfortable double-decker buses. It was nice to not have a fixed time to return when done with the gardens, as your return ticket is good for any CVS bus back. Drivers were knowledgeable of the area.
Comfortable double-decker buses. It was nice to not have a fixed time to return when done with the gardens, as your return ticket is good for any CVS bus back. Drivers were knowledgeable of the area. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL.
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Highly recommended for anyone wanting a casual walk through a beautiful garden.
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Highly recommended for anyone wanting a casual walk through a beautiful garden. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
OH.
OH. MY. GOODNESS! Breathtaking, everywhere one looked. One drawback—two hours didn’t give us time to see part of just one section. The Garden could easily take an entire day to see.
OH. MY. GOODNESS! Breathtaking, everywhere one looked. One drawback—two hours didn’t give us time to see part of just one section. The Garden could easily take an entire day to see. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We very much enjoyed Butchart Gardens and look forward to returning next spring to see the gardens ...
We very much enjoyed Butchart Gardens and look forward to returning next spring to see the gardens again.
We very much enjoyed Butchart Gardens and look forward to returning next spring to see the gardens again. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Beautiful and amazing gardens.
Beautiful and amazing gardens. What a vision can create. Truly stunning work of art....
Beautiful and amazing gardens. What a vision can create. Truly stunning work of art.... Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The Gardens were very pretty -- but not my kind of thing -- but it should be seen at least once.
The Gardens were very pretty -- but not my kind of thing -- but it should be seen at least once.
The Gardens were very pretty -- but not my kind of thing -- but it should be seen at least once. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
These gardens are beautiful !!
These gardens are beautiful !! You can easily spend several hours exploring different parts of the garden. We were there in fall, so the rose garden didn't have many roses -- but based on the bushes, that area would look fabulous when ... Read More
These gardens are beautiful !! You can easily spend several hours exploring different parts of the garden. We were there in fall, so the rose garden didn't have many roses -- but based on the bushes, that area would look fabulous when roses are in full bloom. If you can, target at least 3 hours to spend here. And if you are really into gardening and flowers, may be even more Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Nice drive through Victoria.
Nice drive through Victoria. The bus driver was knowledgable and entertaining. The butterfly gardens was interesting. But the highlight was Butchart Gardens. Even though we were there late in the season it was well worth going to see.
Nice drive through Victoria. The bus driver was knowledgable and entertaining. The butterfly gardens was interesting. But the highlight was Butchart Gardens. Even though we were there late in the season it was well worth going to see. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Loved, loved ,LOVED this excursion!!!!!!!
Loved, loved ,LOVED this excursion!!!!!!! Nice coach, wonderful narrator, stunningly beautiful gardens, and freshly made, locally sourced, super delicious food!
Loved, loved ,LOVED this excursion!!!!!!! Nice coach, wonderful narrator, stunningly beautiful gardens, and freshly made, locally sourced, super delicious food! Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Butchart Gardens, need I say more???
Butchart Gardens, need I say more??? Spectacular.
Butchart Gardens, need I say more??? Spectacular. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent garden.
Excellent garden. I remembered being there as a child and it was not disappointing.
Excellent garden. I remembered being there as a child and it was not disappointing. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
seeing as how you are here from 7pm to midnight and its dark its not really an excursion, do not ...
seeing as how you are here from 7pm to midnight and its dark its not really an excursion, do not waste your $ on Butchart Gardens,
seeing as how you are here from 7pm to midnight and its dark its not really an excursion, do not waste your $ on Butchart Gardens, Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
SO happy to have an excursion!
SO happy to have an excursion! Mom surprised and loved every minute! Wish we had more time there...beautiful Port!
SO happy to have an excursion! Mom surprised and loved every minute! Wish we had more time there...beautiful Port! Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We enjoyed it!
We enjoyed it! The people attending from the local area were a little rude.
We enjoyed it! The people attending from the local area were a little rude. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was definitely a bucket list trip - I loved the gardens and the only thing I would have liked ...
This was definitely a bucket list trip - I loved the gardens and the only thing I would have liked different is more time to tour and enjoy the wonderful beauty and creativity. I could have spent 3 hours at Buschart itself, rather than the ... Read More
This was definitely a bucket list trip - I loved the gardens and the only thing I would have liked different is more time to tour and enjoy the wonderful beauty and creativity. I could have spent 3 hours at Buschart itself, rather than the 1 3/4 hours alloted. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Took the Butchart Gardens tour.
Took the Butchart Gardens tour. Lots of flowers (am sure my wife liked a lot to more than me). Stayed at the Fairmont Empress hotel. Garden tour was very nice but traveled over 10 hours too and from Victoria Island in two days. As far ... Read More
Took the Butchart Gardens tour. Lots of flowers (am sure my wife liked a lot to more than me). Stayed at the Fairmont Empress hotel. Garden tour was very nice but traveled over 10 hours too and from Victoria Island in two days. As far as I was concerned not worth it for the short time we were ther. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
John was our guide.
John was our guide. Minivan with two couples. He took us to see historical and scenic spots, all around town. John, a native of Victoria, is a biologist by training, and had good knowledge of wildlife and horticulture in the area. He ... Read More
John was our guide. Minivan with two couples. He took us to see historical and scenic spots, all around town. John, a native of Victoria, is a biologist by training, and had good knowledge of wildlife and horticulture in the area. He accompanied us at Butchart Gardens, adding a great educational element to the tour. Five hour tour. Time and money well spent. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
The Butchart Gardens is a must see.
The Butchart Gardens is a must see. It is magnificient and beautiful. The layout makes it easy to see everything. We stayed overnight in the Empress Hotel and had high tea, another must.
The Butchart Gardens is a must see. It is magnificient and beautiful. The layout makes it easy to see everything. We stayed overnight in the Empress Hotel and had high tea, another must. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The Butchart Gardens are a must see.
The Butchart Gardens are a must see. We also had a brief city tour on the way to the gardens
The Butchart Gardens are a must see. We also had a brief city tour on the way to the gardens Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Very beautiful place.
Very beautiful place. Not enough time. Felt very rush to walk through it all.
Very beautiful place. Not enough time. Felt very rush to walk through it all. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line