Sunken Garden

Butchart Gardens Express Tour

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Wander paths through 50 acres of fragrant blossoms at this enchanting botanical wonder


  • The Ross Fountain
  • Japanese Garden
  • Sunken Garden and Rose Garden
  • Butchart Home


  • Admission to the gardens

Please Note

  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure
  • Leaves in front of the Empress Hotel
  • Leaves Butchart Gardens to come back to downtown

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75% of reviewers liked this tour
May 20 2016
Loved the gardens, totally worth it.
Feb 17 2016
The driver was clearly giving a tour during the ride to the gardens. We were on the bottom floor of the bus in the back opposite the drivers side. It was impossible to hear the tour guide. So we totally missed that portion of the tour. Very disappointing.
Reply From Grayline:
Thank you for your review and we are sorry you were not able to hear the tour guide's commentary from where you were seated. Thanks for taking the time to describe your experience so we can fix this problem and ensure everyone can enjoy this tour.
Feb 16 2016
Great gardens. Nice walk.
Feb 16 2016
Our driver provided us with non-stop information about the Victoria area and Butchart Gardens both ways. That's over an hour without repeating himself or boring us. It made the ride more interesting. The bus was on time both ways and quite clean. We would gladly use Gray Line again based on this experience.An operator at Gray Line gave us very good advice on how to get from the Victoria Clipper to the pickup point at the Empress Hotel and made us feel confident that we would have no trouble finding it and that it was only a short walk.
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World famous Butchart Gardens is a wonderland containing spectacular theme gardens, exotic plants, streams and ponds. Spectacular Ross Fountain and the famous Sunken Garden, Rose Garden and Japanese Garden are sure to create a lasting impression. At night hidden lighting, seasonal performances and Saturday evening firework displays transform this fantastic landscape.

Pickup & Starting Points

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