Seasonal Snacks

Sometimes hunger strikes when you’re on the move. At The Gardens, there’s always something for your hankering: barbecued hot dogs, soft-serve ice cream, even fresh popcorn from our restored 1904 popcorn cart. And, of course, authentic Italian gelato awaits all summer long.


Annabelle’s Café

Open May through September and select days during the Christmas season, Annabelle’s Café offers a quick bite or beverage. Conveniently located about half way through The Gardens walk, this venue is connected to the Children’s Pavilion where you will find the Rose Carousel.

Gourmet Picnics

Offered every Saturday June 29 – August 31, gourmet picnic baskets are sold in the Italian Garden. Wine and beer are available in the designated picnic area.

Reservations are highly recommended as this is popular choice through the summer. Please call 250-652-8222 to reserve your basket. Reservations are not available online.

View and download the menu here.


What better way to top off your experience in the Italian Garden than with Italian Gelato? Flavours vary throughout the season and feature locally-sourced ingredients. Our culinary team travelled to Italy specifically to learn how to make this delicious treat in-house.

Currently open 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM daily.
Weather permitting

Coffee Shop Cart

Outside the Coffee Shop you will find mouthwatering hot dogs with all the fixings. A great grab-and-go on your way in or out of The Gardens. This location is open from June through September (weather permitting).

Popcorn Cart

The iconic Popcorn Cart is a 1904 original. It has been restored and serves freshly popped corn mid-June through August. A great stop before watching the fireworks, located outside near The Carousel.