Explore VanDusen Botanical Garden

COVID-19 update: VanDusen

May 1, 2020: 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. 

Learn about the changes

Festival of Lights

Experience the Festival of Lights, a magical winter wonderland with over one million lights decorating VanDusen Botanical Garden.

Booking tickets

Tickets are only available for purchase online at designated times to manage capacity and to limit contact upon entry.

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We are not accepting the Tourism Challenge Privilege Pass, discounts, or coupons for garden entry.

A service fee of $1 will be added to each ticket for non-members. This fee allows us to offer ticketing from an online platform to ensure that we can manage capacity and provide our visitors with the safest, touch-free experience.

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

​​​​​​​20% off Shaughnessy takeout for visitors

Shaughnessy Restaurant is offering 20% off takeout orders for garden visitors and members for the month of October! Simply present your VanDusen membership card or October admission ticket at Shaughnessy Restaurant to redeem this offer.

Offer valid from October 1 to 31, 2020 exclusively for garden visitors and members.

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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