Explore VanDusen Botanical Garden

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.

Seasonal events

Festival of Lights

Experience the Festival of Lights, a magical winter wonderland with over one million lights decorating VanDusen Botanical Garden, open from December 1 to January 6.

ZimCarvings exhibition from October 6 to November 4

owl sculpture from ZimCarvings

The exhibition will take place at the Discovery Room inside the Visitor Centre and will showcase over 100 hand-carved, original works from over 50 Zimbabwean stone sculptors.

All pieces will be available for purchase and will also feature smaller sculptures, hand-woven baskets and jewelry. 

Patrick Sephani is the founder and owner of ZimCarvings.com External website which strives to promote artists by representing sculptors throughout North America and creating opportunities for their works to be recognized and appreciated on an international level.

What started as a representation of a small group of artists in 2012 has evolved into a company that represents over 50 different sculptors from Zimbabwe.

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 and filming

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.

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