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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

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.

What's happeningArtists for Conservation Festival: October 1 to 4

We're proud to host the 2020 Artists for Conservation Festival, a multi-day, nature-themed arts and culture event for all ages.

Visit the Artists for Conservation website for details and program scheduling.

Tickets must be purchased online in advance for this event.

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Shaughnessy Restaurant promotion

Try an exclusive garden-inspired beverage

The Bee's Knees is hand crafted with VanDusen honey, lemon, gin, and lavender fresh from the garden. This $5 drink offer is available from 3pm until close at Shaughnessy Restaurant. A non-alcoholic options will also be available: the Grand Fir Fizz.

Available exclusively for garden visitors within 3 days of visiting. Your valid ticket must be presented at time of purchase. Offer ends September 30, 2020.

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


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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