From hand-packaged seeds to one-of-a-kind gifts made by local artisans, our Seed & Gift Store offers something for everyone.
- Open Monday – Saturday, 10:00am – 6:00pm, Sundays 10:00am – 7:30pm.
- Respect physical distancing while shopping.
- Online and phone-in shopping is available, with complimentary pickup at the Admission Gate.
- We encourage visitors to bring their own re-usable bags.
Open 10:00am – 5:00pm, Friday and Saturday 10:00am – 10:45pm. COVID-19 protocols in place. Admission to The Gardens is required.
A menagerie of 30 hand-carved wooden animals and chariots, the carousel was introduced in 2009 by Jennie Butchart’s great-granddaughter and current owner of The Gardens, Robin-Lee Clarke. Loved by children and adults alike.
Single Ride $2.00, incl. tax
11 Ride Card $20.00, incl. tax
Your Hub For Summer Entertainment
The Concert Lawn Stage plays host to a variety of performers throughout the summer months. Take in live performances at the open-air stage on Friday and Saturday nights July 1 through September 3 —bring a blanket and sit on the lawn, or enjoy the bench seating provided.
Your starting point
Whether you arrive by car or bus, Waterwheel Square is the home to our Visitor Information Centre, Seed & Gift Store and Coffee Shop.
Enter The Gardens by water
The official boaters’ entrance to The Gardens, the Wharf features tie-up for small dinghies, kayaks, borders, etc. Opposite the dock in Butchart Cove are five buoys, that accommodate boats up to 40 feet on a first come, first served basis for up to 24 hours.
START YOUR VISIT
Don’t know where to start? Stop by the Visitor Information Centre for a map (available in 22 languages!), and speak with one of our helpful staff who can answer your questions, or upgrade your ticket to a 12 month pass.
These magnificent Totem Poles, carved on site in Coast Salish style by Master Carvers Charles Elliot of the W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip) Nation and Doug LaFortune of the SȾÁ¸EUTW̱ (Tsawout) Band, were dedicated on September 9th, 2004, not only to celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Butchart Gardens, but also in recognition of the rich cultural heritage of the local Indigenous People.