Rules:

  1. Masks or face coverings are recommended but are not required for outdoor areas of The Gardens. Please be aware masks are required for all indoor facilities. Exceptions to our indoor mask policy include:
    • Children under 12 years of age, however, mask use is encouraged for those aged 5 to 11 years
    • When seated and consuming food or beverage
    • Persons with a medical condition or disability that inhibits their ability to wear a face covering
    • Persons who are unable to place or remove their mask without assistance
  2. Please follow the instructions of our staff.
  3. Large groups are required to split up, with a maximum of 10 persons walking together.
  4. Please be patient as we are closely monitoring how many visitors are allowed into the garden at one time. Maintain physical distancing, and do not allow you or your group to get within 2m/6ft of another person or group.
  5. Children must remain directly at your side and under control at all times, or we may ask you to leave.
  6. 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.
  7. Please keep to the right on all pathways. Follow the directional arrows and abide by the Do Not Enter signs.

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.

Visitors will be asked the following questions before being admitted to The Gardens:

  1. Have you experienced cold or flu-like symptoms within the last 14 days?
  2. Have you been in close contact with anyone else who has had these symptoms in the last 14 days?
  3. Have you travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days?
  4. If you have travelled outside of Canada, have you quarantined in Canada for 14 days?

GARDENS AND FACILITIES

FOOD SERVICES
The Dining Room Restaurant is open daily for Afternoon Tea, with limited seating from 11:30am – 3:00pm. A maximum of six guests may be seated together.
The Coffee Shop is open daily 9:00am – 5:00pm, with limited seating for groups of up to 6 people, following all guidelines for physical distancing. Take-away service is also available.
The Gelateria is open daily 11:00am – 4:30pm.
Annabelle’s Café is open daily from 10:30am – 3:30pm.
Blue Poppy Restaurant remains temporarily closed.

SEED & GIFT STORE
Open daily, 10:00am – 4:30pm
Face coverings are mandatory inside the Seed & Gift Store; no food or beverages 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.

ROSE CAROUSEL
Temporarily closed.

DRINKING FOUNTAINS
Limited drinking fountains are available, we ask that where possible you bring your own water.

WASHROOMS
Available at the turnstile entrance, Waterwheel Square and near the Carousel Building.

UMBRELLAS
Due to COVID-19 we are unable to supply umbrellas.

PLEASE DO NOT BRING LAWN CHAIRS or FOOD TO THE GARDENS
We are not permitting picnics or seated gatherings. Small snacks and drinks for medical purposes are permitted.

PHOTOGRAPHY
Due to COVID-19 and physical distancing, we are currently not permitting the use of tripods for photography throughout The Gardens.

INFORMATION CENTRE
Open for 12 Month Pass sales and renewals only. Plant I.D. is temporarily unavailable.

NO CASH TRANSACTIONS
Debit and credit cards accepted.

12 MONTH PASSES
We have extended all 12 Month Passes that were valid between February 1-15, 2021 by the total number of days we were closed (15).

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.-