Membership

Membership includes free admission to the Garden and Bloedel Tropical Conservatory throughout the year (except during certain special events) and member-only opportunities. See below for the list of benefits that you will enjoy as a VanDusen member.

Click here to become a member or to renew your membership

 

  • +General Information

    Why Join?

    Let Our Back Yard Be Your Backyard

    Enjoy outstanding plant collections and the beauty of their display throughout the Garden’s 55 acres – perhaps with a picnic; take a restoring stroll or a brisk walk past trees, lakes, and plant collections from around the globe. Your VanDusen Membership also includes the Bloedel Tropical Conservatory. Located atop Little Mountain in Queen Elizabeth Park, the Conservatory houses more than 500 tropical plant species and more than 150 free-flying exotic birds. Bloedel provides a great antidote to dull, rainy days.

    Learn

    Members receive discounts on courses, seminars and programs for learners of all ages. VanDusen Botanical Garden is dedicated to increasing the awareness and appreciation of the Plant Kingdom through public education and training in botany, horticulture, ecology, garden design and related fields.

    Volunteer

    One of the many benefits of VanDusen/Bloedel membership is the opportunity to volunteer.

    How to Join

    In Person

    During regular Garden hours, you may purchase or renew a membership at the Information Desk or, line-up permitting, at the Admissions Desk.

    Online

    Renew or join online at any hour of the day or night.

    By Phone

    Call the Membership Office at 604-257-8675.

    Privacy Policy

    Please click here for access to our detailed privacy policy.

  • +Membership Benefits

    As a VanDusen Member, you will enjoy the following benefits and discounts:

    Noteworthy:

    • VBGA Membership is non-refundable and non-transferable.
    • Complimentary one-time guest admission passes cannot be used for special events and, due to their value, are not replaceable if lost.
    • Lost or stolen Membership cards can be replaced for a $2 administrative fee. Please contact the Membership Office at 604-257-8675 or speak to an Admissions cashier at the Garden.

     

  • +Membership Discount Guide

    The following businesses offer VanDusen Members a discount on regular-priced merchandise. Additional restrictions may apply.

    Present your VBGA Membership card with valid expiry date sticker affixed before purchase.

    Amsterdam Greenhouses and Garden Centre 19100 Old Dewdney Trunk Road, Pitt Meadows 604-465-6614
    Art Knapp Plantland 7780 Alderbridge Way, Richmond 604-278-9580
    4391 King George Blvd, Surrey 604-596-9201
    Art Knapp Plantland and Florist 1300 Dominion Avenue, Pt. Coquitlam 604-942-7518
    Art Knapp Urban Garden 1401 Hornby Street, Vancouver 604-662-3303
    Art Knapp Home and Garden 8697 Granville Street, Vancouver 604-266-9581
    Art’s Nursery Ltd. 8940 192nd Street, Surrey 604-882-1201
    Cedar Rim Nursery 7024 Glover Road, Langley 604-888-4491
    David Hunter Garden Centre 15175 – 72nd Avenue, Surrey2560 W Broadway, Vancouver 604-590-2431604-733-1534
    Erikson’s Daylily Gardens (open weekends April-June, daily in July,
    or by appointment)
    24642 – 51st Avenue, Langley 604-856-5758
    Figaro’s Garden 1896 Victoria Drive, Vancouver 604-253-1696
    Fraser Valley Cement Gardens 23664 Fraser Highway, Langley 604-534-5558
    GardenWorks 6250 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby 604-299-0621
    4746 Marine Drive, Burnaby 604-434-4111
    705 West 3rd Street, North Vancouver 604-988-8082
    1916 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria 250-595-4200
    1859 Old Island Hwy, Colwood 250-478-2078
    4290 Blenkinsop Road, Saanich 250-721-2140
    Hawaiian Botanicals and Water Gardens (regular-priced plants and pond equipment) 6011 No. 7 Road, Richmond 604-270-7712
    Hewer Home Hardware and Garden Centre (plants, seeds and bulbs only) 4459 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver 604-224-4934
    Northwest Landscape and Stone Supply 5883 Byrne Road, Burnaby 604-435-4842
    Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd. 3380 No. 6 Road, Richmond 604-270-4133
    Rain Forest Nurseries (landscape discount only) 1470-227th Street, Langley 604-530-3499
    The Gardening Circle 9193 Glover Rd, Fort Langley 604-888-8804
    The Natural Gardener Garden Store 4376 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver 604-224-2207
    VanDusen Garden Shop VanDusen Garden Entrance 604-257-8665
    West Coast Seeds (“A” packet seeds only, phone for discount) 4930A Elliott St., Delta 604-952-8820
    West Van Florist (garden centre items only) 1821 Marine Drive, W. Vancouver 604-922-4171

    The following organizations offer VanDusen members a discount. Additional restrictions may apply.

    Please present your membership card with valid renewal sticker affixed when purchasing your general admission.

    Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
    578 Carrall St., Vancouver
    604-662-3207
    20% discount on general admission

    UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research
    6804 S.W. Marine Dr., Vancouver
    604-822-4208
    20% discount on general admission

    Nitobe Memorial Garden
    1895 Lower Mall, UBC
    604-822-6038
    20% discount on general admission

  • +Categories & Fees

    Individual Membership

    Fee: 1 year – $45 | 2 years – $80
    Qualification: none
    Privileges and Benefits:

    • Photo membership card for express entry.
    • Free admission to VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Tropical Conservatory when open to the general public. Some special events excluded.
    • Discount on admission to select special events.
    • Volunteer opportunities.
    • Quarterly newsletter and email updates.
    • Reduced rates for some VanDusen courses, lectures and programs.
    • Discount promotions from participating businesses.

    Premium Membership (only available to new or renewing Members)

    Fee: 1 year – $112 | 2 years – n/a
    Qualification: age 19 or over
    Privileges and Benefits: Same as for an Individual Member, and in addition you are entitled to have one accompanying guest per day admitted free to VanDusen Botanical Garden to the extent permitted by the Vancouver Park Board.


    Couple/Dual Membership

    Fee: 1 year – $67 | 2 years – $120
    Qualification: Must both reside at the same address.
    Privileges and Benefits: For each, the same benefits apply as for an Individual Member, except that Couple/Dual Members are entitled to only one copy of the quarterly newsletter and under the bylaws notice to either is notice to both.


    Single Adult Family Membership

    Fee: 1 year – $50 | 2 years – $90
    Qualification: age 19 or over
    Privileges and Benefits: Same as for an Individual Member, and in addition entitled to have your accompanying children and grandchildren, while under age 19, admitted free to VanDusen Botanical Garden to the extent permitted by the Vancouver Park Board.


    Couple/Dual Family Membership

    Fee: 1 year – $73 | 2 years – $130
    Qualification: Must both be age 19 or over and must both reside at the same address.
    Privileges and Benefits: Same as for a Couple/Dual Member, and in addition each is entitled to have accompanying, with either of them, their children and grandchildren, while under age 19, admitted free to VanDusen Botanical Garden to the extent permitted by the Park Board.


    Senior Membership

    Fee: 1 year – $34 | 2 years – $60
    Qualification: age 65 or over
    Privileges and Benefits: Same as for an Individual Member.


    Senior Couple/Dual Membership

    Fee: 1 year – $62 | 2 years – $110
    Qualification: Must both be age 65 or over and must both reside at the same address.
    Privileges and Benefits: Same as for Couple/Dual Members.


    Student Membership

    Fee: 1 year – $34 | 2 years – $60
    Qualification: Must produce current Student I.D. as confirmation of having registered status at a post secondary institution.
    Privileges and Benefits: Same as for an Individual Member.


    Noteworthy:

    • VBGA Members will receive one benefit package, regardless of category or duration of membership.
  • +Gift Memberships

    Looking for a meaningful, earth-friendly gift option? Annual membership with VanDusen Botanical Garden Association is perfect for anyone who loves gardens, photography, bird-watching, or meditative walks in a peaceful setting.

    Not only does annual membership make a great gift for year-round enjoyment, it also supports the Garden’s mission to inspire understanding of the vital importance of plants to all life.

    To purchase membership as a gift, call the Membership Office at 604-257-8675 between 10 am and 5 pm on weekdays.

     

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