Back Country Drive to Butchart Gardens


A scenic drive through the countryside to The Butchart Gardens

Your private, personalized, guided tour takes place in a comfortable new vehicle, driving through back county roads to world-renowned Butchart Gardens. Along the way to the stunning 100 year old Butchart Gardens from Victoria, BC, enjoy outstanding scenery of gentle rolling hills, farms, rural estates, and vineyards along Vancouver Island’s Saanich peninsula.

 
See the grandeur of BC nature on your Back Country Roads to Butchart Gardens. Photo-ops will abound 

Spectacular scenery and the magnificence of the gardens will fill your spirit. Butchart Gardens has the finest floral display in the world. Each season celebrates a new variety of plants, flowers and landscaping.  The grounds are nestled amidst a splendor of ancient firs and red ceder trees, mountains, and the sea.  Butchart Gardens is open every day of the year and each season brings a fantastic show of color and bloom.  In the summer roses blossom and the annuals always produce an outstanding array of unique flowers.  The Butchart Gardens is a National Historic Site of Canada.  On your private tour from Victoria, BC along the Saanich peninsula you can stop to take photos and then walk to the grounds of Butchart Gardens. Enjoy lunch at a local favourite restaurant at Cordova Bay overlooking the water.

Family and legacy take a starring role in the creation of the Butchart Gardens. Once a cement and limestone quarry, Jennie Butchart, Mr. Butchart’s enterprising wife, created a world of absolute beauty out of a depleted, hollowed out limestone pit.

The Ross Fountain by the Sunken Garden is one of several gorgeous displays contributed by a Butchart family member

By bringing topsoil from neighboring farms, the family’s abandoned quarry blossomed into the spectacular Gardens they are today. A Japanese Garden that meets the sea was created, as well as a Mediterranean Garden where tennis courts used to be. Generations of Butcharts’ contributed to the exquisite splendor of these Gardens. Nowadays fireworks, concerts and a children’s pavilion with a whimsical merry-go-round are part of the extensive grounds.

Your EV Tours private tour guide will gladly include other points of interest in Victoria, BC. You may elect to stop at a vineyard for wine tasting, or after your visit to the Butchart Gardens as time allows, take a drive along the Juan de Fuca strait and into Victoria’s fascinating historical neighborhoods.

Duration: 5-6 hours

Availability: Year round

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