Seed & Gift Store

Open daily from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
– Face coverings are mandatory inside the store.
– We are controlling the number of people in the store.
– Physical distancing while shopping is monitored.
– Hand sanitizer is available upon entry and exit.
– Reusable bags will not be accepted; bags will be provided.
– No cash transactions; debit and credit cards accepted.
– Online and phone-in shopping is available, with complimentary pickup at the Admission Gate.

We are unable to accommodate admission exclusively for the Seed & Gift Store shopping, at this time.



Rose Carousel

Temporarily closed, re-opening November 27, 2020.

A menagerie carousel

A menagerie of 30 hand-carved wooden animals and chariots, the carousel was brought to life by Jennie Butchart’s great-granddaughter and current owner of The Gardens, Robin-Lee Clarke, in 2009. Loved by children and adults alike, the domed Children’s Pavilion and Rose Carousel house events year-round—and welcome kids of all ages for a ride!

Single Ride          $2.00, incl. tax
11 Ride Card         $20.00, incl. tax

Waterwheel Square

Your starting point

Whether you arrive by car or bus, Waterwheel Square is the hub, home to our Visitor Information Centre, Seed & Gift Store and Coffee Shop.

The Wharf

Enter The Gardens by water

The official boaters’ entrance to The Gardens, The Wharf features tie-up for dinghies, paddle-powered watercraft and is also where our Boat Tours depart from in the summer months. With five buoys, we can accommodate boats less than 40 feet on a first come, first served basis for up to 24 hours. Not available Nov 27 – Jan 6.


Visitor Information Centre

Open for 12 Month Pass sales and renewals only at this time.



Acknowledging History

These Totem Poles, carved in Classic Coast Salish style by Master Carvers Charles Elliot of the Tsartlip Nation and Doug La Fortune of the 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 provided by Indigenous People.