The Butchart Garden is easily called a group of floral display gardens in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada, situated near Victoria on Vancouver Island. The beautiful floral gardens receive more than a million visitors each year. The gardens have been designated a National Historic Site of Canada due to their international renown. Several bronze statues are displayed in the gardens.
Several bronze statues are displayed in the gardens. In 1977, Ian Ross’s son Christopher introduced firework shows accompanied by show tunes on summer Saturday evenings. During the Winter, lights and seasonal decorations adorn the gardens along with an ice-skating rink in the Waterwheel Square.
The gardens are a must-see whilst in Victoria and are tremendously accessible to travelers with disabilities. The map sets out the paths of travel that avoid steps for wheelchair users. Most of the Garden’s paths are level, wide and smooth. The Sunken Gardens must be accessed via the far end near the Ross Fountain, though the lookout and rim path are accessible.
The Japanese Garden is easy to get to from a path just to the left of its main entrance. The gardens are well laid out and afford the opportunity to spend two to three hours with family and friends. The Butchart Gardens is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Canada and the most visited on Vancouver Island. It is an eye-catching garden and one that is well worth putting a minimum of two hours aside to visit.