Back Country Roads to Butchart Gardens


Extraordinary scenic roads to world-renowned gardens

Your local tour guide will pick you up for your private tour in Victoria, BC.  Then you’ll enjoy a drive to world renowned Butchart Gardens, by way of extraordinary country roads. Moreover, your personalized tour begins with interesting dialogue and drive through the city and along the Saanich peninsula’s stunning countryside. Notably, you’ll have a chance to make stops along the way to the Gardens and back.  For example, visit at a hidden lake for photos or stop at a choice vineyard for wine tasting. 

Photo-ops abound on Vancouver Island on your Back Country Roads to Butchart Gardens tour

Spectacular scenery and the magnificence of the gardens will fill your spirit. As a matter of fact, Butchart Gardens has the finest floral display in the world.Butchart Gardens is open every day of the year.  And each season celebrates a new variety of plants, flowers and landscaping. Your local tour guide will take you through the beautiful gardens. Uniquely the flowers are nestled amidst  ancient firs and red cedar, mountains, and sea cove.  A fantastic show of colour and bloom in the summer features roses, dahlia, peonies, to name a few.  Notably, Butchart Gardens is a National Historic Site of Canada. 

After visiting the Gardens enjoy lunch there or at a local favourite restaurant overlooking the water in nearby Cordova Bay

As time allows during your private tour, we would like  to take you along the Juan de Fuca strait. There you’ll see the majestic snow capped Olympic Mountains across the water.   As well we’ll take you into Victoria’s fabulous coastal neighbourhoods. Please note that tour prices do not include admission fees.  Tickets are purchased at the gates.

Family and legacy take a starring role in the creation of Butchart Gardens

The garden grounds were once a cement and limestone quarry.  After the land was exhausted,  Jennie Butchart, begun creating garden. Incredibly she worked over a period of 26 years and created an absolute world of beautiful gardens. Note that what was once a depleted, hollowed out limestone pit turned into a multitude of gardens with fountains and the whimsical artwork of the Butcharts.


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We loved our tour of Butchart Gardens We learned so much about the history of the island and Butchart Gardens. It was such a great experience, we booked a second tour with EV Tours
Robert F Saint Louis, Missouri