Gardening

Gardening in Vancouver

With one of the mildest climates in Canada, Vancouver is a prime location for gardening. 

  • Climate zone: 7/8
  • Average first frost date: November 5*
  • Average last frost date: March 28*
  • Approximate number of frost-free days: 225*
  • Average yearly rainfall: 1239.3mm*

*Source: Environment Canada

Find gardening classes in your neighbourhood

Use our online registration system to find and enrol in gardening classes and programs offered at Community Centres for flower gardens, vegetables, garden tours, and more. Use the links below to register.

Register for recreation programs and services

Our registration and reservation system is easy to navigate and helps you plan, track, and manage all your recreation requests in one place.

If you are a new user, setting up your account is easy with an email address. Just create a password, complete your profile, and you’re ready to go.

Register for activities

Grow your own vegetables

city hall community garden

Growing food

Vancouver supports and promotes growing local food, through community gardens and other urban agriculture initiatives, promoting sustainability, and building stronger communities.

Where to garden in Vancouver

Community Gardens in Vancouver are available for you to use

Community gardens

Joining a community garden is a great way to enjoy locally grown food, connect with nature, meet your neighbours, and be healthy. Find a current or proposed garden near you, and plan a new garden in your neighbourhood.

Get inspired — public gardens in Vancouver

Bloedel Floral Conservatory

Bloedel Conservatory

The Bloedel Conservatory is an indoor tropical garden in Queen Elizabeth Park, atop the highest point of the city.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden

The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park and Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver is a tranquil garden right in the heart of Chinatown.

Hastings Park Bridge

Gardens and nature walks

Visit the spectacular gardens at Hastings Park: Il Giardino Italiano, the Sanctuary, Momiji Gardens, and Creekway Park. Find links to the Hastings Park Conservancy, which organizes nature walks through the Sanctuary.

Gardens

Stanley Park has an abundance of beautiful flower gardens. Find information about some of the park's most beautiful gardens.

Queen Elizabeth Park

Queen Elizabeth Park

Queen Elizabeth Park is home to some of the most beautiful and well maintained gardens in the world and the Celebration Pavillion, a facility perfect for weddings and other special occasions. The park is located at 4600 Cambie St.

VanDusen Botanical Garden

VanDusen Botanical Garden

Our 55-acre oasis in the heart of Vancouver with over 7,500 plant species and varieties from around the world.