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Gardens & Castles

Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds: sample the splendour of Saanich from Farm & Garden to Table

Inspired by his grandmother Jennie's garden, the Butcharts' grandson transformed his family's home & cement factory on Tod Inlet into one of the world's premier floral show gardens.

* Tour price does not include admission to Butchart Gardens (may be invoiced or purchased at gate) or optional coffee/tea & pastry at The Dining Room ( or The Beach House Restaurant (

Sample itinerary (times approximate):

10:00 AM: Depart Oak Bay Beach Hotel
10:15 AM: Arrive Craigdarroch Castle
10:45 AM: Depart Craigdarroch Castle
11:15 AM: Arrive Butchart Gardens via scenic Wallace Road
1:00 PM: Depart Butchart Gardens via Benvenuto Avenue
1:05 PM: Arrive De Vine Vineyards via scenic Old West Saanich Road
1:45 PM: Depart De Vine Vineyards
2:15 PM: Arrive Hatley Park & Castle
3:15 PM: Depart Hatley Park & Castle
4:00 PM: Arrive Oak Bay Beach Hotel

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