Visit with us (hours of operation)
Dec 31-Mar 5: 10am-3pm (explore until 4pm)
Mar 6-Jun 30: 10am-4pm (explore until 5pm)
Jul 1-Aug 31: 9:30am-5pm (explore until 6pm)
Sept 1-Sept 30: 10am-4pm (explore until 5pm)
Oct 1-Dec 15: 10am-3pm (explore until 4pm)
Dec 16-30: 10am-5pm (explore until 5pm)
Open 364 days/year for all public holidays except Christmas Day (Dec 25).
Shop with us
Take home a little something from the gift shop to remember your visit with us (or pick up a gift for someone back home). Our gift shop has a wide selection of locally-made jewelry, children's toys, books, clothing and accesories.
*Rates are shown in CAD$ and do not include GST.
**For the safety of our younger guests, no child under the age of 14 years will be admitted into the gardens without adult (19+) supervision.
***Note that guest pets are not permitted on premises with exception to licensed service animals with documentation.
How to get here
Directions by Car
From the BC Ferries terminal at Swartz Bay — drive south on the highway and turn right at McTavish Road, then left on West Saanich Road through the village of Brentwood Bay to Benvenuto Ave and a right turn. We're on that right turn corner. View Map
From Victoria — Drive north on the Patricia Bay Highway #17, then turn off the highway at Keating Cross Road (Exit 18). Keating Cross Road changes into Benvenuto Avenue at West Saanich Road. View Map
FREE parking is available for all types of vehicles, including RVs.
Bus service from downtown Victoria and select hotels provided by CVS - 250.386.8652 or 1.877.578.5552
To arrive by Victoria Public Transit, view the bus schedule or call 1.800.382.6161 for schedule and route information.
We are proud to be a wheelchair accessible operation; however, the doors to our facility and gardens do not open automatically. This is due to CFIA regulations that are in place to keep the butterflies from escaping. Our staff will be happy to open doors to the facility for those who need assistance.