Explore VanDusen Botanical Garden

COVID-19 update: VanDusen

Masks

Masks are mandatory indoors at all times, with the exception of those under the age of 12.

Proof of vaccination (ages 12 and older)

Proof of vaccination  is required for entry to Truffles Café, Shaughnessy Restaurant, the Yosef Wosk Library, indoor rental events of 50 or more participants, and some in-person programming. Proof of vaccination is not required to enter the Garden or gift shop.

Check program and event listings before you visit.

Come prepared with your official proof of vaccination and government-issued photo ID.

Tickets are available online for designated entry times. VBGA members are no longer required to book a reservation for VanDusen Botanical Garden 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 8,000 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 happening

Taste of the Garden series at Shaughnessy Restaurant

Each week, Chef Matthew Phillip will be creating dishes utilizing fresh ingredients harvested from VanDusen’s Vegetable Garden. A rotating menu with produce, botanicals, and herbs will be highlighted to inspire what local, urban, sustainable cuisine is all about. Visit Shaughnessy Restaurant  to experience a Taste of the Garden.

Twenty-five percent of VanDusen’s harvest will be provided to Shaughnessy Restaurant, which will be making a monetary donation to the Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks . The remaining 75% is donated to the Gathering Place Community Centre, serving between 300 and 400 lunches and dinners combined each day to people with financial barriers.


Artists for Conservation Festival

The Artists for Conservation Festival returns to VanDusen Garden September 23 to 26 from 11am to 5pm daily. The festival is a multi-day nature-themed arts and culture event that immerses visitors in a cohesive blend of visual art, musical, and First Nations cultural performances, art workshops and activities, plein-air sketching walks, live art and music demos, and film.

Proof of vaccination  and masks are required for those ages 12 or older to access the indoor art exhibit.

  • September 23: 11am to 5pm
  • September 24: 10am to 5pm
  • September 25: 10am to 5pm
  • September 26: 10am to 4pm

Regular admission rates apply.

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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.

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 W

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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