Experience Victoria’s thriving Inner Harbour with its gorgeous Parliament Buildings and the famous Empress Hotel, then enjoy a scenic drive along the seaside to see mansions, a castle, and Fisherman’s Wharf.
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A Victoria, BC private guided tour. Enjoy a scenic Drive Through the Countryside to the Butchart Gardens
Spectacular scenery and the magnificence of the gardens will fill your spirit on this wonderful private tour from Victoria, BC to Butchart Gardens. Butchart Gardens is a National Historic Site of Canada, and has the finest floral display in the world. Each season celebrates a new variety of plants, flowers, and landscaping. Your private tour: Back Country Roads to Butchart Gardens, from Victoria, BC, is by way of the picturesque country side. Enjoy seeing beautiful gently rolling hills, farms, rural estates, and vineyards along the way.
At the gardens you’ll take a stroll on trails of exquisite flowers and magnificent trees. Afterwards, lunch can be at the gardens or at a local favourite restaurant overlooking the water in Cordova Bay.
Your private tour to Butchart Gardens is personalized to fit your start time, interests, and pace. You will travel in a comfortable vehicle with your private tour guide driver and learn interesting stories about this region. The outstanding scenery of Vancouver Island’s Saanich Peninsula, the stunning Butchart Gardens, and other highlights of Victoria that we’ll share, will make for a most memorable day.
More about the gardens: the grounds are nestled amidst a splendour of ancient firs and red cedar trees, mountains, and the sea. Butchart Gardens is open every day of the year, and each season brings a fantastic show of colour and bloom. In summer, the roses blossom, and the annuals always produce an outstanding array of unique flowers.
Family and legacy take a starring role in the creation of 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, over 100 years ago. By bringing topsoil from neighbouring farms, the family’s abandoned quarry blossomed into the spectacular gardens they are today.
Amongst a variety of gardens, Jennie Butchart created a Japanese garden that meets the sea, as well as a Mediterranean garden where tennis courts used to be. A family operated business, generations of family members contributed to the exquisite splendour 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 is happy to include other points of interest in Victoria, BC. on your private tour. You may elect to stop at a vineyard for wine tasting, or as time allows after your visit to Butchart Gardens, take a drive along Juan de Fuca Strait and into Victoria’s fascinating historic neighbourhoods.