Tree work April 20 and 21
On Tuesday, April 20 and Wednesday, April 21, some hazardous trees near the Perennial Walk, Great Lawn, Korean Pavilion, and the Sino-Himalayan area will be removed for safety reasons. These areas will be closed and the work will take place until 3:30pm.
Noise from arborist equipment will likely be heard through the garden. If you would like to visit the garden during a quieter time, we recommend visiting on another date, or after 3:30pm on these days.
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.
What's happeningGuardians of the Garden: Bee Strong Challenge
April 10, 11, 17, and 18
Help us build a kinder environment for our hardworking pollinators by becoming a VanDusen Guardian of the Garden. Due to popular demand, we have added additional dates for the Bee Strong Challenge!
Join us April 10, 11, 17, and 18 for the Bee Strong Challenge to learn more about our pollinator friends, and how we can do our part to protect them.
Participants will follow a typical bee adventure through the Garden as they forage for pollen and water (around 4,000 steps), learning about the pollinator friendly flowers at VanDusen Garden and facts about bees along the way. Capes and pollinator costumes are always encouraged! Share your photos with #VanDusenGOG
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Important note The Guardians of the Garden Bee Strong Challenge is an add-on activity. Both an admission ticket and the add-on ticket are required at point of entry to participate and collect a prize. Adults/guardians that are supervising only require a general admission ticket.
Shaughnessy Restaurant promotion
Present your Garden admission ticket at Shaughnessy Restaurant from March 12 to April 18 to access exclusive, garden-inspired menu items with ingredients straight from the garden.
Lemony Laurel cocktail or Pirate Bay
The Lemony Laurel is an elegant vodka-based cocktail with a touch of anise and vanilla scented Italian liqueur, and lemons roasted with bay laurel leaves. As a non-alcoholic option, try the Pirate Bay, crafted with pineapple and bay laurel simple syrup with ginger beer and soda. Enjoy either for $6.
Bay Laurel crème brûlée
Shaughnessy’s take on the classic French dessert made with rich custard, topped with caramelized sugar and infused with Bay Laurel essence. Enjoy for $5, or free with the purchase of any entrée!
All Guardians of the Garden Bee Strong participants can present their completed activity sheet for a free ice cream with the purchase of any regular menu item!
Information icon Limited 1 per ticket holder, offer ends April 18, 2021. VanDusen admission ticket must be presented to redeem.
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