Experience a 55-acre oasis in the heart of Vancouver

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  • Bring your binoculars and visit the Backyard Bird Garden

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  • Let your kids try the new Junior Birder Challenge

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  • Spot and photograph local wildlife

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  • Enjoy a picnic beside one of our picturesque lakes

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  • Find your way through the Elizabethan hedge maze

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  • Relax in a serene setting with inspiring architecture

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  • Discover over 7,500 plant species and varieties from around the world

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  • Experience the 55-acre oasis in the heart of Vancouver

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  • Look for sculptures

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    VanDusen houses a significant sculpture collection, featuring artists such as Bill Reid, David Marshall, and Sebastian. The International Sculpture Symposium, held here in 1975, created 11 original works to begin the permanent collection.

  • Browse the garden-themed gift shop

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All British Classic Car Show

May 21, 2022

Vancouver ABFM returns to VanDusen Botanical Garden. An entertaining gathering of British-built classic cars, exhibitors, and vendors will be on display.

Dress in period attire 1940s to 1960s and enjoy a classic British tea and vehicles.

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An event ticket is required to enter the show. Regular VanDusen admission/VBGA membership not accepted for this event.

VanDusen Botanical Garden spans 55 acres and contains over 7,500 plant species from around the world. 

Unwind in a serene setting nestled in the heart of the city with picturesque lakes, a tranquil waterfall, inspiring architecture, beautiful sculptures, and 70 botanical collections.

There’s always something new blooming in the garden every couple of weeks. Check our bloom calendar to get an idea of what’s in bloom every month of the year. 

Get a visitor guide and map at the Visitor Centre admissions desk or download the map  (2 MB).

Junior Birder challenge

Over 85 bird species have been recorded at VanDusen. Discover a variety of birds from black-capped chickadees and common ravens, to blue herons and American robins.

Pick up a Junior Birder challenge at the admission desk and try to spot local birds during your garden visit. Complete the challenge and collect your Junior Birder button as a prize.

Don’t forget to stop by the Backyard Bird Garden which was designed with plants that provide food sources and habitats for native birds. This is a perfect spot for bird watching in the Garden.

Bloom guide (2.50 MB)

Use this bloom guide to help you navigate through all of the current garden blooms.

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    Activities and classes

    The Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association (VBGA) offers courses and classes for adults and children at VanDusen Garden including, art, photography, gardening, botany and ecology. Summer camps and a nature school programs are offered for children.

    Visit the Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association website for more information on courses and activities.