Explore VanDusen Botanical Garden

Extended weekend hours in August

We're open from 10am to 5pm Monday through Thursday and 10am to 6pm Friday through Sunday.

What's happeningGuardians of the Garden: Conifer Champion Challenge

Guardians of the Garden (GOG) returns to VanDusen Botanical Garden with a new challenge.

Participate in the Conifer Champion Challenge and complete the activity to collect your second GOG badge.

Get challenge details


Summer food truck series

Starting July 15, select food trucks will be located at the Lathhouse with a variety of options. Come hungry and bring a blanket to enjoy a picnic on the lower Great Lawn, or wander through the garden and enjoy your food on the go.

Regular admission or membership is required for entry. 

View the schedule (2 MB)

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.

Photography and Commercial Filming

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.

Contact us

Rental inquiries
vandusenrentals@vancouver.ca

Membership inquiries
membership@vandusen.org

Media inquiries only
PB.Communications@vancouver.ca

Special Events
vandusenevents@vancouver.ca

Strategic Plan inquiries
vandusenbloedel@vancouver.ca

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