The Butchart Gardens have been in bloom for over 100 years. The area just north of Victoria on Vancouver Island was once a limestone quarry owned and mined by the Butchart family in the early 1900s. Once the quarry was depleted, the family transformed the barren pit into a beautiful garden.
Over time the gardens have expanded to over 900 varieties of plants from around the world. Other features such as pounds, water fountains, sculptures, a carousel, as well as summer concerts, fireworks and winter Christmas lights have all added to the vast beauty of the gardens. Every season has something unique to offer.
In 2004 the Butchart Gardens were designated a National Historic Site of Canada. The family-owned gardens have been handed down over generations and continue to delight and inspire visitors from around the world.