Hours & Admission

Tickets are sold onsite for both VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory and do not need to be booked in advance. Purchase your ticket at the admission desk when you arrive. VBGA Members can simply scan in their membership cards at both VanDusen and Bloedel for entry.

  • +VanDusen Botanical Garden Hours & Admission

    2023 Hours of Operation

    Dates Open Daily
    January and February 10:00am – 3:00pm
    March to May 10:00am – 5:00pm
    June to August 9:00am – 5:00pm (Mon- Thurs)
    9:00am – 6:00pm  (Fri – Sun)
    September and October 10:00am – 5:00pm
    November and December 10:00am – 3:00pm
    • Note: Last entry is half an hour before closing.
    • The VanDusen Gift Shop is open during Garden hours from Wednesday to Sunday.
    • Garden closed December 25
    • The Garden Cafe is closed December 25 & January 1.
    • Members wishing to visit VanDusen Botanical Garden can simply scan their membership card in the Visitor Centre to gain access.
    • All general admission tickets are only sold on site. Tickets are not available online to pre-purchase.
    • The Garden Cafe (Truffles) isopen daily during Garden hours.
    • Separate rates apply for group and wedding photography. Please click here to learn more.

    Become a VBGA Member and get free admission to VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory throughout the year as well as special opportunities and discounts.

    Daily Admission Rates 2022

    Winter/Spring Spring/Summer Fall/Winter Membership 10 Visit Pass
    Jan 1-Mar 31
    (excluding GST)
    Apr 1- Oct 31
    (excluding GST)
    Nov 1-Dec 31
    (excluding GST)
    Membership pays for itself in just a few visits! Buy now! Save 15% on regular admission with a 10-visit pack! Tickets are redeemable for any guest.
    Adult (19-64)  $8.90 $12.30 $8.90 Adult Membership Options $100
    Senior (65+)  $6.25 $8.60 $6.25 Seniors membership options (receive a 15% discount) $70
    Youth (13-18) $6.25 $8.60 $6.25 Family Membership $70
    Child (5-12) $4.45 $6.15 $4.45 Family Membership $50
    Children 4 and younger Free Free Free Free Free

    Please note that special pricing applies during some events. See Events Calendar for more details.

    The 10-visit pack is available for purchase at the VanDusen admission desk. This is the perfect option for those that want to bring friends or family members to visit the Garden. Tickets in the 10-visit pack can be used for any visitor. Not valid for special events.

    If you have any questions, please contact us at 604-257-8463.

    The minimum age to visit the garden or conservatory without an adult / guardian is 13 years of age (a youth)


    A 13 year old may visit with younger children and without an adult or guardian present. For example, they could bring their younger siblings or children they are babysitting.

    One adult, senior or youth can supervise and accompany up to 5 children 0-4 years of age at the Garden and Conservatory

    If a group wanted to bring in 6 children that were all between 0-4 years old they would need at least two adult, senior or youth guardians to accompany them

    This ratio does not apply to daycares or school groups that register or book through our Education Department.

  • +Bloedel Conservatory Hours & Admission

    2023 Hours of Operation

    Dates Open Daily
    January and February 10:00am -4.00pm
    March 10:00am – 5:00pm
    April to September 10:00am – 6:00pm
    October 10:00am – 5:00pm
    November and December 10:00am – 4:00pm

    For the safety and comfort of visitors, capacity at the Conservatory is now limited, and entry will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Please note that if you’re visiting on a weekend or holiday, you may experience a wait. Online reservations are not available at this time.

    • Closed on December 25

    Become a VBGA Member and get free general admission to Bloedel Conservatory and VanDusen Botanical Garden throughout the year as well as special opportunities and discounts.

    Daily Admission Rates (excluding GST) 2022

    Adult (19-64) $7.49
    Senior (65+) $5.20
    Youth (13-18) $5.20
    Child (5-12) $3.70
    Children 4 years and younger Free

     


    The minimum age to visit the Garden or Conservatory without an adult / guardian is 13 years of age.

    A 13 year old may visit with younger children and without an adult or guardian present. For example, they could bring their younger siblings or children they are babysitting.

    One adult, senior or youth can supervise and accompany up to 5 children 0-4 years of age at the Garden and Conservatory

    If a group wanted to bring in 6 children that were all between 0-4 years old then then they would need at least two adult, senior or youth guardians to accompany them

    This ratio would not apply to daycares or school groups that register or book through our Education Department

Our work of promoting environmental sustainability and stewardship would not be possible without Indigenous perspectives and knowledge.

The Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association (VBGA) acknowledges that VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory are located on the unceded Ancestral shared lands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We are honoured to be on the lands where these Nations have lived since time immemorial, and where they continue to maintain stewardship and live in balance with nature.

 

  • +A Safe and Welcoming Visit for All

    To ensure a safe and welcoming environment for all at the Garden and Conservatory, members must abide by the VBGA Member Code of Conduct and volunteers the VBGA Volunteer Handbook Code of Conduct and Respectful Workplace Policy. Additionally, the City of Vancouver has developed a Safe Access for Everyone Policy which covers everyone in their spaces. Issues that arise will be addressed as outlined in one or more of these policies, as appropriate.

  • +Garden Code of Conduct

    General Garden rules:

    • We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing. Shirts and shoes are required.
    • Walk and explore the garden along designated pathways and lawn areas only.
    • To protect our botanical collections, please do not pick or remove any plant materials such as flowers, seeds or foliage. All plant material must be left in the garden.
    • Dispose of waste in the garbage and recycling bins provided.
    • Baby strollers, wagons and wheelchairs are welcome. Please leave rollerblades, skate boards, and tricycles at home and lock up bicycles outside the Visitor Centre.
    • Working guide and service dogs are welcome. Leave pets at home.
    • Do not feed or handle wildlife.
    • Supervise children at all times. The minimum age to visit the garden without an adult or guardian is 13 years old (youth).
    • One adult, senior, or youth can supervise and accompany up to a maximum of five children 0 – 4 years of age. For example, at least two adults, seniors, or youth must accompany a group of six to ten children in the 0 – 4 age category. This ratio is not applicable for daycares and school groups that have booked through our education department.
    • Bring a picnic and a blanket to enjoy in the garden. Lawn chairs and coolers are permitted on the Great Lawn only. Portable grills are not permitted.
    • Keep personal items with you at all times. The garden is not responsible for lost or stolen belongings. If you find something in the garden that does not belong to you, return it to a staff member or volunteer.

    Prohibited at any time

    • Use of drones
    • Balls, frisbees, hula hoops, hockey sticks and other sports equipment.
    • Swimming in the lakes, ponds and waterfall.
    • Amplified music.
    • Outside alcohol. Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase at on-site licensed establishments.
    • Smoking of any kind, including vaping.
    • Tripods in garden beds or pathways. They may only be used in grassy areas.
  • +Conservatory Code of Conduct

    General Conservatory rules:

    • We recommend wearing layers at it is warm and humid inside. Shirts and shoes are required.
      Explore the conservatory along designated pathways only. Stay out of plant beds and watch for small birds on paths.
    • To protect our birds and tropical plant collections, do not bring any outside plant material or wildlife into the conservatory.
    • Do not pick or remove any plant materials such as flowers, seeds or foliage. All plant material must be left in the conservatory.
    • Dispose of waste in the garbage and recycling bins provided.
    • Baby strollers and wheelchairs are welcome. Leave rollerblades, skate boards, and tricycles at home and lock up bicycles outside the conservatory.
    • Working guide and service dogs are welcome. Leave pets at home.
    • Supervise children at all times. The minimum age to visit the conservatory without an adult or guardian is 13 years old (youth).
    • One adult, senior, or youth can supervise and accompany up to a maximum of five children 0 – 4 years of age. For example, at least two adults, seniors or youth must accompany a group of six to ten children in the 0 – 4 age category. This ratio is not applicable for daycares and school groups that have booked through our education department.
    • While you are welcome to take photos during your visit, photo shoots and elopements are not permitted during business hours. Visit our rentals page or commercial photography and filming page for more information.
    • Keep personal items with you at all times. The conservatory is not responsible for lost or stolen belongings. If you find something in the conservatory that does not belong to you, return it to a staff member or volunteer.

    Prohibited at any time

    • Smoking of any kind, including vaping.
    • Outside food or beverages other than bottled water.
    • Use of selfie sticks.
    • Feeding, touching, or handling the birds.
    • Touching the plants in our tropical plant collection.
    • Releasing pet birds or any other animals at the conservatory is strictly prohibited for the health and safety of our resident birds. If you are looking to rehome a bird, speak to our admissions staff for more information.