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COVID-19 update: Festival of Lights opening night postponed

November 24, 2020: The Festival of Lights opening night will be postponed until December 8 due to current Provincial health orders.

November 27 to December 7 ticket holders can choose to:

  • Exchange your ticket: check availability online first to ensure the date and time you want to exchange for has availability. Email info@ticketleader.ca or phone at 604-252-3700 to exchange. 
  • Receive a refund: you will automatically be refunded after November 27, no need to contact us. It may take between 10 to 14 days for the refund to appear on your credit card.

If you purchased tickets for Dec 8 to Jan 3, you do not need to contact us as your tickets remain valid.

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 and book daytime tickets

Festival of Lights

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

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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