Plan Your Visit

The information on this page includes facility hours & admission fees, COVID information and a brief list of visitor rules/expectations. Becoming familiar with these prior to your visit will make your experience more enjoyable. We look forward to seeing you in the Gardens soon!

Current COVID Protocols – As of Nov 1 2022

The Historic Gardens continues to follow enhanced health and safety measures as our commitment to the safety of visitors, staff and volunteers.

Masks are RECOMMENDED in all indoor locations (eg Gift Shop, Offices). Our indoor spaces are small, and the use of masks helps us provide the safest possible atmosphere for visitors, staff and volunteers at this time.

We will continue to review and modify our protocols and will post all updates on this website as well as at the Gardens Entrance.

Thank you for your cooperation!

For further information on all COVID protocols, please visit this link for our COVID-19 Page.

Current Hours of Operation:

  • Gardens – Daily 9am-5pm. Nov-April: admission by donation. (Suggested donation $5 per adult). Note that the Gardens and paths are not maintained from November to April, so you visit “at your own risk”.
  • Gardens Shop – Open year round, daily 9am-5pm.
  • Visitor Washrooms – CLOSED for the season. Please make use of the Town’s Public Washrooms at 24 Drury Lane.
  • Elm Tree Cafe –  Closed for the season. Please visit for information on local dining.

Daily Admission Fees 2022 (prices include tax and your tickets are good for the whole day):

  • May & October: We offer early and late season special admission fees of $10 (includes tax)
  • June – September Admission (all prices include tax):
    • Adult  $16
    • Senior (60+)  $14
    • Students 18 & over  $14
    • Kids under 18  FREE
    • Family (2 adults & dependent children)  $35
    • AAA/CAA Members, Canadian Armed Forces  $14
    • Special rates available for groups of 15 or more people. Please contact us.
  • November -April: Admission by donation. (Suggested donation $5 per adult). Note that the Gardens and paths are not maintained from November to April, so you visit “at your own risk”.

2023 Annual Memberships are now available: (prices include tax) – You can visit often, for pennies a day.

  • Adult Membership $50
  • Senior Membership (60+) $45
  • Student Membership (18+) $45
  • Child Under 18 Free
  • Family Membership $110

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Garden Etiquette

For your safety as well as the safety of others, and for the protection of our plants and features, please observe the following as you enjoy the Historic Gardens:

For additional information specific to our COVID-19 rules and protocols, please visit our special COVID-19 Page.

  • Children and youth under 16 must be supervised by an adult.
  • Only registered service animals required by individuals are permitted in the Gardens. Other pets are not allowed.
  • Smoking is not permitted.
  • Be aware that many plants have toxic properties, so to be safe it is always best NOT to touch any of the plants.
  • Commercial/wedding photography is permitted by appointment only.
  • Please stay on designated paths or lawns. Do not stand or walk in garden beds. Do not climb trees or shrubs.
  • Please do not pick or collect plants, flowers or plant labels.
  • Please refrain from playing in the fountains or other water features. Do not climb on rock walls or statuary.
  • Enjoy the tranquility. iPhones, iPods and MP3 devices with headphones are permitted. Radios are not. Be considerate of those around you when using cell phones.
  • Bicycles are not allowed in the gardens. Bicycles may be secured in a designated area of the public parking lot.
  • Running, or active sports (frisbee, ball playing, kite flying, biking etc.) are not permitted.
  • Please do not feed the animals and birds, and do not catch or harm birds, butterflies and other wildlife.
  • Park in designated areas only.
  • Footwear and shirts must be worn at all times.
  • Dispose of your trash appropriately in the receptacles provided.