In appreciation of the hard work our Staff has done over this second difficult year, and to allow them time to rest and renew, The Butchart Gardens will be closed to the public from Monday, January 24 – Sunday, February 6 inclusive.

Thank you very much for your support, we look forward to welcoming you back on Monday, February 7th.


  1. Effective January 5, 2022, all visitors to The Butchart Gardens will be required to wear masks or face coverings when visiting, both indoors and outdoors, except:
    • Children under five years of age, however, mask use is always encouraged
    • Persons with a medical condition or disability that inhibits their ability to wear a mask
    • Inside your vehicle or seated while consuming food or beverage 
  2. All visitors 12 years and older are required to show proof of vaccination, and those 18 years and older must also show a piece of valid government photo ID to access The Dining Room. Proof of vaccination is not required to view The Gardens, access the Seed & Gift Store, or Coffee Shop.
  3. Please obey posted signage indicating one-way pathways and the need to maintain 2 meters of physical distance between parties.
  4. Please follow the instructions of our staff. Visitors must conduct themselves in a respectful manner; obscene language or clothing, abusive behaviour or violence will not be tolerated and will result in removal from The Gardens.
  5. Please be patient as we are closely monitoring how many visitors are admitted into the garden at one time to allow for physical distancing.
  6. Children must remain directly at your side and under control at all times, or we may ask you to leave.
  7. Pets are welcome to visit provided they are kept directly at your side and under control at all times. You are expected to clean up after your pet.

Failure to comply with these rules will result in your removal from the premises.

Please note that you are visiting The Butchart Gardens at your own risk.


The Dining Room Restaurant is open daily for Seasonal Tea, from 11:30am – 2:30pm. All visitors 12 years and older are required to show proof of vaccination and those 18 and older must show a piece of valid government photo ID to access The Dining Room Restaurant. Masks or face coverings are required inside when not seated at a table. A maximum of six guests may be seated at a table with physical distancing between tables.
The Coffee Shop is open daily 9:00am – 4:30pm, following all guidelines for physical distancing, with limited seating, a maximum of six guests may be seated at a table. Take away service available. Masks or face coverings are required inside.
The Gelateria closed.
Annabelle’s Café closed.
Blue Poppy Restaurant is closed.

Open daily, 10:00am – 4:30pm.
Masks or face coverings are mandatory inside the store.
No food permitted inside.
Following protocols to allow for physical distancing, capacity monitoring and sanitary precautions. Online shopping and phone-in orders are available at 250-652-4422, with complimentary pick-up at the Admission Gate.

Open 9:00am – 4:30pm, January 15 – 23
9:00am – 4:30pm February 7 – 28
9:00am – 5:00pm March 1 – 20
COVID-19 protocols in place, capacity monitored, and one way routing.

Open 10:00am – 4:00pm, COVID-19 protocols in place, masks or face coverings are mandatory. Debit or credit card only. Admission to The Gardens is required.

A limited number of drinking fountains and water stations are available, we encourage you to bring a refillable water bottle.

Masks or face coverings mandatory inside.
Open for 12 Month Pass sales and renewals only. Plant I.D. is temporarily unavailable.

Debit and credit cards accepted.

Learn more about the steps we are taking to protect Visitors and Staff by clicking here.

Travel to Canada: See details here.

Tour Operators: You must contact us in advance. Learn more.

-This is our most up-to-date information, please continue to check back for updates.-