Butchart Garden Grounds: A quick photo tour of buildings, gardens, statues, lawns, planters and much more.
Take a photo tour of Butchart Gardens. See the buildings, statues, lawns, and seasonal plantings. You'll even get a peak into the Christmas Lights at Butchart Gardens during the month of December. You may very well agree that Butchart Gardens can be spectacular through all four seasons.
Butchart Gardens include 6 specific gardens, presented here in the order you are likely to encounter them when you visit: Sunken Garden, Bog Garden, Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, Italian Garden, and Mediterranean Garden.
Additionally, you'll find many other delightful and unique features throughout the gardens. Photos of some them are seen below.
In Summer and Autumn, the same planter is filled with spectacular dahlias.
Dahlias are replanted from fresh bulbs every spring - a nearly countless number of varieties along hundreds of feet bordering the Concert Lawn and stage. See Butchart Gardens Photos for many more photos of various flowers throughout Butchart Gardens, including dahlias.
More photos of various planters around Butchart Gardens:
We're told that Butchart Gardens employs up to 2,500 gardeners during the growing season, with that number dropping closer to 500 during the winter.
It takes about a month to fully replant the seasonal planters. First the spent plants are removed, the soil properly amended, and new young plants planted. Don't worry: You won't show up one day and find the entire park torn up to the bare soil. Planters are replanted on a schedule, as needed. On any given day, most of the planters will still be full of color, with just a few being newly planted.
It almost doesn't matter WHEN you choose to visit Butchart Gardens! You'll enjoy wonderful gardens no matter what the season.