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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.

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

Learn more about the Guardians of the Garden program

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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

Crème brûlée and cocktails​​​​​​​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!

Limited 1 per ticket holder, offer ends April 18, 2021. VanDusen admission ticket must be presented to redeem.

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.

Commercial filming and photography

We provide a diverse backdrop for filming and photography at VanDusen Botanical Garden.

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

Group and wedding photography inquires
vandusengroupphotos@vancouver.ca

Special event inquiries
vandusenevents@vancouver.ca

Membership inquiries
membership@vandusen.org

Media inquiries only
PB.Communications@vancouver.ca

Strategic Plan inquiries
vandusenbloedel@vancouver.ca

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