There is still lots to see and do this time of year at Butchart Gardens. (Twitter/Butchart Gardens)

New year, new displays at Butchart Gardens

Indoor garden and historical exhibit runs Jan. 15 until March 17

The lights of Christmas may have dimmed but that doesn’t meant there isn’t still a reason to check out Butchart Gardens this time of year.

Both the Spring Prelude Indoor Garden and Historical Display open Jan. 15.

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As the outdoor gardens sleep, the indoor gardens come to life as the Blue Poppy Restaurant is transformed with garden beds of daffodils and tulips in bloom alongside tropical plants and orchids.

In Benvenuto, the former Butchart family residence are curated displays that chronicle the history of the garden from its beginning as a limestone quarry. The exhibit includes original furnishings, letters and photographs that date back to the early 1900’.

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Butchart Gardens boasts 55 acres of gardens with more than 900 bedding plant varieties in 26 greenhouses tended by 50 gardeners. More than 1 million people visit each year.

The Spring Prelude is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily and the Historical Display is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until March 17. For more information visit ButchartGardens.com.


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