Temporarily not taking group bookings

From school groups to tour groups, our Group Services Department can make your visit to The Gardens even more memorable. We’ll coordinate all of the logistics, from your arrival to your dining experience, so you can relax and take it all in.

Type of Groups

Children & Youth
  • Child and youth groups welcome from October 15 to April 15
  • We can accommodate child and youth groups of up to 60
  • Child and youth seasonal rates apply
  • A minimum of one adult chaperone to every 10 students is required
  • All pre-booked adult chaperones receive complimentary admission
  • Allow for child and youth groups to enjoy The Gardens for a maximum of 2 hours (3 hours if skating during Christmas season)
  • Pre-booked skating groups: children and youth under 19 are required to have a parent or guardian sign the waiver prior to skating
  • Reservations are required
  • Upon advance booking, Adult groups receive a discounted rate if they meet the following three requirements:
    • The group is 25 or more adults
    • The group arrives together
    • The group pays one lump sum
  • Complimentary admission for the bus driver and tour leader*
  • Optional food service, customized to your group. See our Food Services Planning Guide.
  • Reservations are required
  • On Firework Saturdays or Special Event days, food services are available for groups prior to 3:00 PM.

* With The Butchart Gardens Photo Identification. The Butchart Gardens ID is issued to all tour staff with valid company identification upon their first visit to The Gardens. The Butchart Gardens ID is valid for three years.

Tour Groups
  • For Tour Bus Groups, please contact our Group Services Department and we will assist with you with arrangements. Call 250-652-4422 ext 320 prior to your visit.

What groups are saying

“I wanted to thank you and the staff for helping to make our group visit a great success. Guests were very happy and everything worked really well.”

“We had a wonderful lunch and total experience at the Butchart Gardens. Thank you for accommodating our special dietary needs.”

“A belated thank you for your work in getting our group organized at the Gardens. Another great visit was had by all.”

Book your group visit

Book your group visit to The Gardens. Simply fill out the form below, and we’ll be in touch to handle all of the details.

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