Explore VanDusen Botanical Garden

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COVID-19 update: VanDusen

February 19, 2021: VanDusen Botanical Garden is open, under new, enhanced operational procedures to ensure public, member, and staff safety.

Tickets are only available for purchase online and members are also required to book in advance.

Guided tours are not available.

Learn about the changes and book daytime tickets

VanDusen Botanical Garden is a 55-acre oasis in the heart of Vancouver with over 7,500 plant species and varieties from around the world! Spot and photograph local wildlife, find your way through an Elizabethan hedge maze, unwind in a serene setting, dine on the patios of Truffles Cafe or Shaughnessy Restaurant, or browse the garden-themed gift shop. VanDusen has something for everyone to enjoy!

The Garden's multi-award winning LEED Platinum Visitor Centre was named Most Sustainable Building of the Year in 2014. Shaped like an orchid when viewed from above, its organic lines echo the way nature and conservation have been considered at every turn.

Shaughnessy Restaurant promotion

Crème brûlée and cocktailsPresent your garden admission ticket at Shaughnessy Restaurant from May 5 to June 7, 2021 to access exclusive, garden-inspired menu items with ingredients straight from the garden. 

Elderflower cocktail or lemonade

Made with the beautiful, delicate, white elderflower blossoms grown at VanDusen, Shaughnessy Restaurant crafts a house-made cordial as the foundation for these delightful and aromatic drinks. The elderflower cocktail is floral and sparkling, using prosecco and soda - the perfect drink on a spring day at the garden. As a non-alcoholic option, try the bright and refreshing elderflower lemonade. Enjoy either for $6.

Apple galette with grand fir ice cream 

This delicious light pastry is baked with apples and topped with grand fir infused ice cream. Enjoy for $5, or FREE with the purchase of any entrée!

Limited 1 per ticket holder, offer ends June 7, 2021. VanDusen admission ticket must be presented to redeem. Not valid on Mother's Day (May 9, 2021). 

Admission fees and memberships

See admission fees at VanDusen Botanical Garden, and buy and renew memberships online.

Location and hours

VanDusen Garden is located at 5251 Oak St and open daily. Find directions, parking information, and opening hours.

What to see and do

Enjoy all the garden has to offer with guided tours, educational exhibits, events, and more.

Indoor event rentals

Rent one of VanDusen's elegant facilities for your next private event or special occasion.

Outdoor event rentals

Hold your wedding or special event in one of VanDusen's beautiful outdoor wedding locations.

Dine at VanDusen

Savour the delicious menu items at both Shaughnessy Restaurant and Truffles Cafe.

Commercial filming and photography

We provide a diverse backdrop for filming and photography at VanDusen Botanical Garden.

Meet the gardeners


Meet James, a Vancouver Park Board gardener who helps maintain the formal and heritage rose garden at VanDusen Botanical Garden.


Meet David, a Vancouver Park Board gardener who helps maintain the famous Laburnum Walk at VanDusen Botanical Garden.


This episode features James Warkentin, Garden Superintendent and showcases the Elizabethan hedge maze.

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