Immerse yourself in the stunning natural beauty of our 22 hectare botanical garden
Pick up your visitor guide map at the cashier desk in the Visitor Centre and enjoy a variety of experiences at the Garden.
The Visitor Centre, Administration Building, Floral Hall, Shaughnessy Restaurant, and many of the paved garden paths are fully accessible to wheelchairs, scooters, and walkers.
Please note that only service dogs are allowed in the Garden; pets are not permitted.
Check out VanDusen’s new Visitor Centre, the gateway to the Garden. It is free to the public and contains a casual dining cafe and gift shop, as well as educational exhibits, a library, classrooms and rental space.
Featuring advanced technology, a green roof and beautiful orchid-inspired design, the building is targeting LEED Platinum status.
VanDusen houses a significant sculpture collection, featuring artists such as Bill Reid, David Marshall, and Sebastian. The International Sculpture Symposium, held here in 1975, created 11 original works to begin the permanent collection.
Guided tours are the best way to see and appreciate all that the garden offers.
- April 6 to the end of October: Daily starting at 2:00pm (Wednesdays starting at 10:30am)
- Thanksgiving to March 31: Sundays at 2:00pm
Tours are weather permitting.
Group walking tours
Group tours are available for groups of 10 or more from Monday to Saturday and they must be booked at least two weeks in advance.
Starting April 1, make your group tour reservation by phoning 604-257-8162 (no messages, please) or visiting the Information Desk between 10:00am to 4:00pm. There is a nonrefundable $10.00 reservation fee.
Inquire at the Information Desk about seasonal self-guided tour pamphlets. These highlight plants or plant families that are at their peak in any given month.
Cart tours for people with mobility issues
- April 13 to Thanksgiving: Daily at 1:00pm, 2:00pm, and 3:00pm (weather permitting)
Advance booking is only available for weekday tours and strongly recommended.
Starting April 1, make your cart tour reservation by phoning 604-257-8162 (no messages, please) or visiting the Information Desk between 10:00am to 4:00pm. There is a nonrefundable $10.00 reservation fee.
Cart tours are not available during special events.