Explore VanDusen Botanical Garden

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.

Guardians of the Garden: Bee Strong Challenge

​​​​​​​March 12 to April 5

Spring is a time of regeneration in the garden when plants and pollinators demonstrate their resilience after enduring harsh winters. Just like you have shown your resilience this past year, our pollinators continue to thrive and work hard to provide food for living things on the planet.

Help us build a kinder environment for our hardworking pollinators by becoming a VanDusen Guardian of the Garden. Join us this spring for the Bee Strong Challenge to learn more about our pollinator friends, and how we can do our part to protect them. Complete the Bee Strong Challenge and collect your Bee Strong badge and reward for your hard work!

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.​​​​​​​

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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.

Meet the gardeners

James

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

David

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

James

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

Contact us

General inquiries: 
vandusenadmin@vancouver.ca

Rental inquiries: 
vandusenrentals@vancouver.ca

Special event inquiries: 
vandusenevents@vancouver.ca

Membership inquiries: 
membership@vandusen.org

Strategic Plan inquiries:
vandusenbloedel@vancouver.ca

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