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

Growing food

Learn about how we support residents to grow food through community gardens and orchards, urban farming, backyard hens, and honey beekeeping.

Where to garden in Vancouver

Community gardens and orchards

Find community garden locations, resources, and information on how to create new gardens.

Get inspired — public gardens in Vancouver

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 Chinese Garden

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

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.


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 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

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