Membership

When you become a member, you’ll enjoy unlimited daily admission and express entry to the 55-acre forest and garden oasis at VanDusen Botanical Garden AND the lush tropical paradise of Bloedel Conservatory (atop Queen Elizabeth Park), plus so much more. 

Members also enjoy year-round benefits including express entry when you scan your valid membership card; discounts at the Garden gift shop, select special events, educational classes and programs, and nature camps for kids; and partner discounts at Shaughnessy Restaurant and local businesses and garden centres. Plus you can save an extra 10% on all two year memberships.

Your membership also helps the gardens grow by supporting botanical collections and biodiversity at VanDusen and Bloedel, as well as environmental education, and Indigenous initiatives.

Members and visitors with disabilities receive free admission for accompanying essential caregivers and support workers. Service animals are welcome. For more information on accessibility at our gardens, click here.

Group Membership

Empower your people and organization with unlimited access to nature—enhance wellbeing and engagement while supporting garden biodiversity and programs.
Groups (businesses and nonprofits) can save up to 40% on volume membership purchases.

See below for more information and email groupmembership@vandusen.org or call 604 257 8537 to purchase today.

 

 

  • +Membership Categories and Details (Purchase Here)

    ADULT: $50.00 (1 year), $90 (2 years, save 10%) 

    Unlimited daily admission to VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory for 1 designated pass holder (1 Adult, 19-64 yrs). Available as a 1 or 2-year membership (select 1 or 2 time periods when you enroll). Save an additional 10% on a 2-year membership.  


    DUAL ADULT:  $80.00 (1 year), $144 (2 years, save 10%) 

    Unlimited daily admission to VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory for 2 designated pass holders (2 Adults, age 19-64). The 2 pass holders may live at different residential addresses. Available as a 1 or 2-year membership (select 1 or 2 time periods when you enroll). Save 10% on a 2-year membership.


    SENIOR: $42.50 (1 year), $76.50 (2 years, save 10%) 

    Unlimited daily admission to VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory for 1 designated pass holder (1 Senior, 65+ yrs). Available as a 1 or 2-year membership (select 1 or 2 time periods when you enroll). Save an additional 10% on a 2-year membership. 


    DUAL SENIOR: $68 (1 year), $122.40 (2 years, save 10%) 

    Unlimited daily admission to VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory for 2 designated pass holders (2 Seniors, 65+ yrs). The 2 pass holders may live at different residential addresses. Available as a 1 or 2-year membership (select 1 or 2 time periods when you enroll).


    STUDENT (Post-secondary ID): $42.50 (1 year), $76.50 (2 years, save 10%) 

    Unlimited daily admission to VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory for 1 designated pass holder with valid post-secondary ID (1 Student, 18+ yrs). Please present your valid post-secondary ID in person at the VanDusen Membership Desk to pick up your new (or to renew your) membership card. Available as a 1 or 2-year membership (select 1 or 2 time periods when you enroll). Save an additional 10% on a 2-year membership. 


    DUAL STUDENT (Post-secondary ID): $68 (1 year), $122.40 (2 years, save 10%) 

    Unlimited daily admission to VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory for 2 designated pass holders, both with valid post-secondary ID (2 Students, 18+ yrs). Please present your valid post-secondary IDs in person at the VanDusen Membership Desk to pick up your new (or to renew your) membership cards. Available as a 1 or 2-year membership (select 1 or 2 time periods when you enroll). Save an additional 10% on a 2-year membership. 


    YOUTH: $35 (1 year), $63 (2 years, save 10%) 

    Unlimited daily admission to VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory for 1 designated pass holder (1 Youth, 15-18 yrs). Available as a 1 or 2-year membership (select 1 or 2 time periods when you enroll). Save an additional 10% on a 2-year membership. 


    ADULT+ 1 CHILD / YOUTH: $75.00 (1 year), $135 (2 years, save 10%) 

    Unlimited daily admission to VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory for 1 designated pass holder (1 Adult, age 19+ yrs), and one Child/Youth (child or grandchild), 5-18 yrs. Available as a 1 or 2-year membership (select 1 or 2 time periods when you enroll). Save 10% on a 2-year membership.


    FAMILY of 3 or 4: $100.00 (1 year), $180 (2 years, save 10%) 

    $20 each additional Child/Youth (5-18), to a maximum of 10 family members

    Unlimited daily admission to VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory for a family of three (3) or four (4), which includes up to two (2) designated pass holders (2 Adults, max), and 1-3 Children/Youth or grandchildren (5-18), and $20 for each additional Child/Youth. Max ten (10) family members in total. Available as a 1 or 2-year membership (select 1 or 2 time periods when you enroll). Save 10% on a 2-year membership.

    Family of three (3) may include: one (1) Adult member (designated pass holder) AND two (2) designated Children/Youth or grandchildren (5-18), OR, two (2) Adult members (designated pass holders) AND one (1) designated Child/Youth or grandchild.

    Family of four (4) may include: one (1) Adult member (designated pass holder) AND three (3) designated Children/Youth or grandchildren (5-18), OR two (2) Adult members (designated pass holders) AND two (2) designated Children/Youth or grandchildren; $20 for each additional Child/Youth.


    PREMIUM: $135.00 (1 year), not available for 2 years

    Unlimited daily admission to VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory for 1 designated pass holder (1 Adult, 19+ yrs), PLUS ONE accompanying guest of any age admitted free each day. Offered as a 1-year Membership only. Senior and student discounts do not apply. 


    PATRON:

    Help VanDusen and Bloedel flourish by becoming a Patron of the Gardens.

    This newly created membership level includes a charitable donation which will enhance botanical collections, improve education, and ensure the Gardens will thrive for future generations. Patrons enjoy all the benefits of regular membership, and more. Enquire at the membership desk or click below to become a patron today.


  • +Membership Benefits

    Some conditions apply. Please see below for detailed terms and conditions 

    • Unlimited daily admission to VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory 
    • Express entry when you scan your valid membership card 
    • Discounts on educational classes and programs for adults and families 
    • Discounts and priority registration on nature camps for kids (Individual + 1 Child and Family memberships are eligible)  
    • Discounts every day at the VanDusen Garden Gift Shop 
    • Free and discounted tickets for select special events such as the Harvest Days, Spring Strings, Artists for Conservation, Festival of Lights, and Sakura Days Japan Fair. 
    • $20 discount on dinner for two at Shaughnessy Restaurant at VanDusen  
    • Discounts at select garden centres and nurseries, e.g., GardenWorks, Art’s Nursery Ltd., and more! 
    • Discounts at select Wild Birds Unlimited stores  
    • Free digital magazine subscription to Better Homes & Gardens  
    • Discounted digital magazine subscription to Fine Gardening  
    • Free borrowing privileges at the Yosef Wosk Library and Resource Centre at VanDusen—the largest botanical and horticultural library in Western Canada!
    • Monthly e-news in The Garden Connection & President’s Letter providing the latest on educational classes, programs, kids camps, special events, member benefits, and more!
    • NEW! The Great Garden Adventure Explore like never before with a new booklet packed with children’s activities, beautifully brought to life by a local artist and designer. Join with a Family or Adult + Child Membership and pick up a booklet on your next visit.

     

     

    Terms & Conditions 

    • Membership benefits are subject to change without notice. Please visit this web page for the latest updates and list of current benefits. 
    • Members must present a valid membership card (with current expiry date sticker) at the time of purchase to receive discounts and partner benefits (e.g., at the VanDusen Gift Shop, Shaughnessy Restaurant, etc.). 
    • You must have an Individual + One Child or a Family membership to be eligible for discounts and priority registration on nature camps for kids  
    • Membership benefits do not transfer to guests, i.e., only individual active members (designated pass holders) are eligible to receive daily admission to the Garden and Conservatory and other discounts. 

    Shaughnessy Restaurant 

    • Offer available once per year for new and renewing members  
    • Show a valid VBGA membership card (with current expiry date sticker) before you order and you and your guest will receive a $20 discount off your second dinner entree. 
    • Maximum 2 offers per table, not valid on special days (e.g. Mother’s day, Father’s Day, Thanksgiving) and not valid during Festival of Lights. 
    • This offer cannot be combined with other promotions or gift cards. One-time use only for new and renewing members. 
    • Visit Shaughnessy Restaurant for menus, hours, and reservations or call 604 261 0011. 

    Wild Birds Unlimited

    • 10% off their purchase when you show your active membership card (with valid expiry date sticker) in-store (some exclusions apply). Available for in-store purchases only at West Broadway (Vancouver) and Marine Drive (North Vancouver). Applies to regular-price merchandise only, gift cards and DSC memberships not included. Cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions 

    Fine Gardening and Better Homes & Gardens digital subscriptions and memberships are available to our members exclusively through VBGA’s organizational membership in the American Public Gardens Association (APGA).

    Fine Gardening digital membership details: 

    • Only $9.95/year, normally $39.95 
    • Complete access to Fine Gardening’s website 
    • 20% off regular subscriber rates to the print magazine 
    • 25% off any online course (use code APGA) in Fine Gardening’s online learning tracks: 
    • Enjoy gardening design ideas, plants for a better planet, sustainability in the garden 
  • +Membership Categories and Fees at a Glance
    Prices subject to GST (5%)  1 YEAR   2 YEAR 

    (10% discount) 

    ADULT (19+ years)  $50    $90   
      DUAL ADULT (2 Adults) $80    $144   
    SENIOR (65+) /STUDENT (Post Secondary ID)  $42.50    $76.50   
      DUAL SENIOR/STUDENT $68 $122.40   
    YOUTH (15-18)   $35    $63   
    ADULT + 1 CHILD (1 Adult and 1 Child/Youth, 5-18)   $75    $135   
    FAMILY of 3 or 4 (max 2 Adults + 1-3 Children/Youth, 5-18) $20 each add’l child/youth, max 10 family members total)    $100    $180.00   
    PREMIUM (1 Adult + 1 guest daily, any age)   $135    n/a  
    PATRON $ UNLIMITED n/a  

    Please note: Memberships are nontransferable and nonrefundable and cannot be put on hold during the membership term, however, may be upgraded within 30 days of the purchase date. Please see below for detailed terms and conditions. 

    Learn more about new membership categories and fees. 

  • + How to Join or Renew

    Online: Please see above section for detailed descriptions, pricing, and to purchase all Membership categories.  

    Please note: When you purchase or renew online you will be asked to create and/or log in to your Vancouver Park Board recreation account with your email and password.   

    Over the Phone: 604 257 8675 

    Monday – Friday, 10 am – 3 pm (excluding holidays) 

    In-person 

    Membership Desk, Visitor Centre, VanDusen Botanical Garden 

    Open daily during the Garden’s seasonal opening hours. The Membership Desk closes 30 minutes before the Garden closes.  

  • +Group Membership

    Empower your people and organization with unlimited access to nature—enhance wellbeing and engagement while supporting garden biodiversity and programs.

    Save up to 40% when you purchase 25+ memberships for people in your company, nonprofit, or association.

    Purpose-Led Groups and Organizations

    Provide unlimited access to nature and so much more!

    Save up to 40% on volume purchases of memberships for people in your company, nonprofit, or association.

    • Reward and inspire your group/team with a unique benefit
    • Support health and wellbeing
    • Live your values
    • Grow strong teams and community through a shared love of nature
    • Save 10% on group garden tours

    People First

    • Enjoy unlimited daily admission and express entry to VanDusen Garden and Bloedel Conservatory
    • Save with garden and partner discounts on education programs, Garden Gift Shop purchases, select special events, and at local businesses and garden centres
    • More time in nature can help enhance overall health and wellbeing

    Planet Friendly

    • Enhance botanical collections and biodiversity at VanDusen and Bloedel
    • Support environmental education, nature camps, and Indigenous initiatives
    • Help conserve, protect, and enhance our natural world

    Group Membership Details

    • Volume discounts for Group memberships are available for purchases of 25 or more memberships.
    • Group membership purchases will be processed in a single transaction with an agent or representative acting on behalf of the group or organization.
    • Group memberships can be purchased with a credit card or by invoice and cheque.
    • Each individual in the group/organization will become a VBGA member, and will provide personal information to set up their membership account; they will also receive their own membership card at the Garden.

    Learn more and purchase a Group Membership for your organization today.
    Email: groupmembership@vandusen.org
    Phone: 604-257-8537

  • +Become a Garden Patron

    Help VanDusen & Bloedel to flourish by becoming a Patron of the Gardens. This newly created membership level includes a charitable donation which will enhance botanical collections, improve education, and ensure the Gardens will thrive for future generations.

    Patrons enjoy all the benefits of membership to the Gardens, along with exclusive access to donor events and recognition opportunities. Enquire at the membership desk or click here to learn about becoming a Patron today.

    Patron Benefits:

    • A charitable donation that will enhance & conserve the Gardens.
    • All the benefits of your chosen regular membership type.
    • Invitations to special events, inclusion on our donor wall, and updates on how your support is making a difference.
    • Exclusive Patron membership card.
    • Charitable tax receipt (amount dependent on patron level and chosen membership type).
  • +Give the Gift of Membership

    Membership Gift Certificates 

    You can purchase Membership Gift Certificates for one or two years for any of our membership categories.  

    • The gift certificate expires one year after the purchase date, i.e., it must be redeemed within one year after the purchase date. 
    • For the recipient, the gifted membership term of one or two years begins on the day they redeem the gift certificate. 
    • If you’re out of town, we can mail the gift certificate directly to the recipient for you. 

    Purchase or renew a membership for a friend or family member 

    You can also purchase or renew a membership directly for friends or family—in this case, the membership term begins on the date of purchase. Some restrictions apply—please call us for details at 604 257 8675. 

    Purchase a gift certificate today 

    • Visit the Membership Desk in the Visitor Centre at VanDusen 
    • Open daily during the Garden’s seasonal opening hours.
    • Please note: The Membership Desk closes 30 minutes before the Garden closes. 
    • Call the Membership team at 604 257 8675 (Mon-Fri, 10 a.m. -3 p.m., excluding holidays).
  • +Contact the Membership Team

    Email:
    membership@vandusen.org 

    Please note: Our membership team monitors email daily during the Garden’s seasonal opening hours and we will respond to your email as quickly as possible. 

    In-Person at the Membership Desk
    Membership Desk, Visitor Centre, VanDusen Botanical Garden
    Open daily during the Garden’s seasonal opening hours 

     Please note: The Membership Desk closes 30 minutes before the Garden closes.  

    Over the Phone
    604 257 8675
    Monday – Friday, 10 am – 3 pm (excluding holidays) 

  • +Membership Terms and Conditions

    Membership Terms 

    • When you purchase a membership, you become a designated pass holder and member of the Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association (VBGA). VBGA and Vancouver Park Board are joint operating partners of Vancouver Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory.  
    • You will be asked to provide valid picture ID (e.g., BC Driver’s License, BCID, BC Services Card, passport) to purchase a membership. 
    • Each member becomes a designated pass holder and will receive a membership card that contains a barcode with a unique pass number. Members gain entry to the Garden and Conservatory by scanning the barcode on their valid membership card. If a member forgets their membership card, they can gain entry to the Garden and Conservatory by visiting the Membership or Admissions Desk and a service associate will manually validate a member’s identity and membership with photo on file and/or valid ID. 
    • When a membership is purchased, a photo is taken of each member (designated pass holder) and saved to their personal membership account, which is stored on the Vancouver Park Board recreation (ActiveNet) system; this allows for validation of identity and active membership each time the membership card is scanned for entry into the Garden and Conservatory. If the membership is purchased online or over the phone, a photo will be taken when the member visits the Garden to pick up their new membership card. 

    Conditions of Sale 

    • All memberships are nontransferable, nonrefundable, and cannot be placed on hold during the membership term. 
    • You may upgrade your membership to a higher-value membership within 30 days of the purchase date. 
    • Auto-renewal 
    • When you purchase or renew online, you may choose the auto-renewal option for your membership at the time of purchase or at any time during the membership, which means your credit card on file will be automatically charged on your expiry date and your membership will be renewed for the same membership type and length as the original purchase. We will send you two reminder emails (if an email address is provided, if no email, we will send letter mail) during the month of expiry, prior to the auto-renewal. 
    • Once the membership is auto-renewed, it is nonrefundable. 
    • You may turn off auto-renewal at any time by logging in to your Vancouver Park Board recreation account, and going to My Account > Payment and Order Management > Change Auto-Charge Payments 

    Qualification for Discounts 

    • Seniors and students must present valid ID to receive the special discounted membership rates. 
    • To receive the senior or student discounts for the Individual + 1 Adult Membership, both individuals must be seniors or students and present valid IDs at the time of purchase. 

    Benefits 

    • Membership benefits do not transfer to guests, i.e., only individual active members (designated pass holders) are eligible to receive daily admission to the Garden and Conservatory and other benefits and discounts. 
    • Members must present a valid membership card (with current expiry date sticker) at the time of purchase to receive discounts and partner benefits (e.g., at the Garden Gift Shop, Shaughnessy Restaurant, etc.)  
    • Guests (of members) must purchase daily admission tickets to enter the Garden or Conservatory with a member. 
    • When members purchase special event tickets at member-discounted rates, they must also present a valid membership card (with current expiry date sticker) with their ticket at the time of entry (e.g. Festival of Lights). 

    Payment Types Accepted 

    • In-person: we currently accept only credit cards and debit cards when purchasing memberships and gift certificates in-person at the Membership Desk in the Visitor Centre at VanDusen. 
    • Online: we accept credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX and JCB) when purchasing memberships online 
    • Over-the-phone: we accept credit cards when purchasing memberships over the phone. We accept credit cards when purchasing gift certificates over the phone. 

    Access to the Gardens 

    • Members enjoy unlimited daily admission to the Garden and Conservatory during regular seasonal opening hours, 7 days per week, 364 days per year (excluding December 25). 
    • There may occasionally be large special events at the Garden or Conservatory during the day where members must purchase a ticket to enter the Garden, e.g., the weekend of Sakura Days Japan Fair. In this case, members will be offered the opportunity to purchase tickets at a member-discounted rate to enter the Garden and attend the special event. 
    • The Garden or Conservatory may occasionally be closed due to inclement weather, or other unforeseen circumstances, and every effort will be made to share this information with members and visitors as soon as possible via our websites and social media channels. 

    Membership Accounts and Privacy 

    • Membership accounts are created and managed on the city of Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation (Park Board) ActiveNet system.  
    • When members purchase or renew a membership online they will be asked to create and/or log in to their Park Board recreation account with their email and password.   
    • All personal information provided for membership purchase and renewal is securely stored in a password protected personal recreation account on the Park Board system and is protected by the City of Vancouver’s Privacy Policy. 

    Member Code of Conduct  

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