The location of the Butchart Gardens which is situated on the Vancouver Island is nearly 23 km to the north of Victoria and nearly 20 km to the south of the Vancouver Victoria ferry terminal which is in the Swartz Bay. The journey to this garden is easily possible from the regions of Victoria, Vancouver Island, Vancouver and the area of British Columbia mainland and also the Washington State. The original name given to the Butchart Garden estate is Benvenuto which means welcome in Italian. This is a privately owned garden by the descendants of a family in Canada. This is declared as National Historic Site by the government of Canada.
A vast area of nearly 55 acres are covered up with mind blowing display of beautiful flowers and the hospitality and he commitment that the honorable family provides is beyond words to describe and it continues without fail till date. This garden is located in the Greater Victoria region on the Vancouver Island. This is a must see place during any of the Vancouver sightseeing journeys. This garden is open all the five seasons in a year on a daily basis. Each season is celebrated in different names and with different floral arrangements.
The spectacular spring continues from March 21 till June 14. During this season the garden is completely alive with wonderful colours and fragrances of the spring season. During the summer season which starts on June 15 and continues till September 30 the beauty of the garden is really breath taking. Eye-catching beauty of flowers greets the visitors at each and every part of the garden. The beauty of the garden at the desk is really lovely. During the summer season of October 1st till November 30 the crowning beauty of the Japanese garden is the highlight. A stunning beauty of the maples covers up the whole of the garden area.
During the Christmas season from December 1 till January 6 there is a very popular twelve days display of the gardens which are accompanied by great light enhancements. There are also some recreational activities like ice skating available on the outdoor rink. During the period from January 7th till March 31 there West coast winter reached the gardens. There may be a surprise of what will grow during the temperate winter climate. There is a beautiful background of trees and shrubs that stands prominently in the gardens and entertains the visitors of Butchart Gardens tour. The Benvenuto which is the family residence of the Butchart is also open to the public during the warm wintry weather and shall be definitely included in the Vancouver trip.