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One of the world's most popular gardens opens June 1

and runs to August 31

Limited tickets available for The Commodores, Los Texmaniacs, Lone Star Amigos, Serena Ryder, Jim Cuddy and many others featured in open air concerts throughout the summer and weekly fireworks shows.






ne of the most popular seasons for visitors, summer boasts thousands upon thousands of colourful and fragrant blooms. June 1 to September 15, hours are extended with the Admission Gate closing at 10pm, while the grounds remain open until 11pm. As daylight turns to dusk, Night Illuminations provide a play of light and shadow creating a magical ambience.


The Dining Room and Blue Poppy Restaurants, open for dinner during this time, showcase a selection of seasonally inspired menus.

On June 29, and continuing on Saturday evenings until August 31, the dazzling Firework show, choreographed to music, is sure to delight all who see it.  Showtime varies:  Dates & Times

Summer entertainment returns on June 29 to August 31 with evening performances on the Concert Lawn stage. Showcasing local musicians and world-renowned artists in a variety of genres, there is something for everyone to enjoy throughout the sixty four days of entertainment. Along with returning favourites and new additions, three Special Events will be featured.



Craig Moddle, manager of Arts & Entertainment, is pleased to announce Grammy award winner Los Texmaniacs will be joined by the Lone Star Amigos as the first Special Event on Wednesday, July 10. Recognized as one of the best conjunto (Tex-Mex) bands today they will have the audience tapping their feet with the lively tunes. July 25 sees the multi-award winning, and unforgettable, Serena Ryder on stage. The Canadian singer-songwriter has a style all her own with a three octave vocal range. On August 15 The Jim Cuddy Band takes the stage. With a musical career spanning four decades, Jim Cuddy, well-known for his Blue Rodeo fame, has one of the most recognizable voices in Canadian music.



Visitors will enjoy the open air performances as part of their admission ticket, festival seating only. The complete summer entertainment schedule is posted online: View Schedule

A limited number of guaranteed admission tickets for each of these dates will be available at butchartgardens.com. These admissions include parking and guaranteed entry to The Gardens until 6:30pm. Those unable to purchase tickets in advance are advised tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis on the day of the event as part of The Gardens admission until the parking lots are full. Early arrival (prior to 6pm) is recommended.



The Butchart Gardens is an internationally renowned 55-acre (22 hectare) display garden located near Victoria, British Columbia. Created in 1904 by Jennie Butchart, and still privately owned and operated by family descendants, The Gardens has been designated a National Historic Site of Canada and welcomes over one million visitors a year.







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