The Butchart Gardens welcomes you to our beautiful garden. We continue to follow all Provincial Health guidelines including monitoring attendance to allow for physical distancing. We need you to follow rules to guarantee you and your families and our staff and their families stay safe. Please do not visit if feeling ill and maintain physical distance between parties. We hope you enjoy your visit.

How we are protecting our visitors:

  • Controlled entry at all entrances allows staff to monitor attendance level.
  • Hand sanitizer is available at several locations.
  • Building ventilation systems are regularly serviced, maintained and optimized to introduce as much fresh air as practicable.
  • Some plexiglass remains in place to provide a safety barrier, where practicable.
  • High touch surfaces are sanitized more frequently using an appropriate virucide.
  • Wheelchairs & Strollers are disinfected between use.

How we are protecting our staff:

  • No visitors, staff or contractors experiencing signs or symptoms of COVID-19 are allowed on property.
  • Staff experiencing signs or symptoms of COVID-19 are directed to use the BC Self-Assessment Tool and follow its instructions.
  • Company sick policy has been reinforced with staff, with the understanding that they are to stay home if sick; if they become ill at work they are sent home immediately.
  • Human Resources is closely monitoring and tracking staff illness.
  • Following all existing and new guidance provided by WorkSafe BC.
  • Building ventilation systems are regularly serviced, maintained and optimized to introduce as much fresh air as practicable.
  • Mandatory Communicable Disease training for all staff.
  • Work spaces have been modified where possible to enable staff to maintain distance of 2m/6 ft.
  • High touch surface areas are regularly wiped down with a recommended virucide.
  • Easy-access to hand washing and hand sanitizers.
  • Relevant signage and resources are posted throughout staff areas.
  • Task-specific PPE is available, including gloves, masks, respirators and face shields in appropriate locations.
  • Violence, foul language and abusive behaviours are not accepted. Verbal threats or acts of violence will not be tolerated and may result in removal from this facility and/or prosecution.