Update 2:

As of 9 AM tomorrow, March 26th, The Butchart Gardens will temporarily close to the public.

We apologize to, and thank the many visitors for your messages of appreciation for providing a safe, beautiful, peaceful place to come and seek solace in these troubled times. We also apologize to those who were looking forward to visiting us.

We shall be reviewing this decision in 14 days.

Please continue to visit this website for future information.

The Butchart Gardens


Update 1:

To our visitors,

The health and safety of our staff and visitors is our top priority at The Butchart Gardens.

We are closely monitoring what provincial health officials are advising and have taken all recommended precautions to ensure visitor and staff’s wellbeing while keeping the grounds open. To prevent overcrowding, in accordance with Provincial Guidelines, we will be spacing visitors accordingly.

We have enhanced our cleaning and sanitizing procedures throughout the gardens with a recommended virucide. Hand sanitizers are readily available.

Effective, Thursday, March 19 the Seed and Gift Store, Dining Room Restaurant, Blue Poppy Restaurant, Information Centre, Plant Identification Centre, and the Rose Carousel will be closed until further notice. All washrooms, with the exception of those located adjacent to the Turnstiles, are temporarily closed. We will reassess this situation on a weekly basis.

The Coffee Shop will remain open for coffee and small snacks for take-out only.

Regrettably, the Bunny Hunt and all other spring promotions are cancelled.

Please be advised, Admission Gates and Coffee Shop transactions will only accept credit or debit cards. Our Admission Gates are open daily 9 am – 4 pm, with viewing until 5pm.

Please check our website for further updates, or call us at 250-652-4422, or 1-866-652-4422.

We hope in the coming days our visitors will continue to enjoy the fresh air and beauty of the outdoor gardens as a welcome solace during these difficult times.