Back Country Roads to Butchart Gardens


Extraordinary scenic roads to world-renowned gardens

Your local tour guide will pick you up in Victoria, BC and take you to the Butchart Gardens by way of extraordinary country roads, on your private tour. Your personalized tour begins with a drive through the Saanich peninsula’s stunning countryside on Vancouver Island, and arrive at world-renowned Butchart Gardens. Along the way to the fabulous 100 year old Garden, from Victoria, BC, you’ll enjoy outstanding Vancouver Island scenery of gentle rolling hills, farms, rural estates, and vineyards.

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. Butchart Gardens has the finest floral display in the world. Each season celebrates a new variety of plants, flowers and landscaping. Your local tour guide will take you through the beautiful countryside to the gardens. The Butchart’s grounds are nestled amidst  ancient firs and red cedar, mountains, and sea coves. 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 country roads of the Saanich peninsula, you’ll have a choice to stop to see huge trees in a Provincial Park, or take photos of a hidden lake along the way.


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

Your EV Tours local tour guide will include other points of interest on your tour in Vancouver Island, as time allows. You may choose to stop at a vineyard for wine tasting, or take a drive along the Juan de Fuca strait and into Victoria’s fabulous coastal neighbourhoods. Please note that tour prices do not include admission fees into the gardens.  You purchase the tickets at the gate.

Family and legacy take a starring role in the creation of Butchart Gardens.  The grounds were once a cement and limestone quarry.  After the land was exhausted,  Jennie Butchart, Mr. Butchart’s enterprising wife, begun creating a series of gardens over a period of 26 years. An absolute world of beauty was transformed out of a depleted, hollowed out limestone pit. Fountains and whimsical statues enrich the gardens.

Consequently, generations of Butchart family members contributed to the exquisite details of these Gardens. Nowadays fireworks, concerts and a children’s pavilion with a brilliant merry-go-round are part of the extensive grounds.

Duration: 5 - 6 hours

Availability: Year Round

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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