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UBC Botanical Garden

By Scott McDonald | Arboretums , Botanical Garden , GardensBC-Member , Parks and Walking , Vancouver Coast and Mountains

David C. Lam Asian Garden pathway at UBC Botanical Garden.

UBC Botanical Garden

Immerse yourself in the world of wild-collected plants with over 8000 taxa to explore!

Garden highlights include internationally recognized collections of magnolias and maples. Stroll through our impressive Asian garden with over 400 kinds of rhododendrons, travel the continents in our alpine garden, explore our native rainforest garden, head back in time in our traditional physic garden overflowing with herbs, discover food growing techniques in the food garden and discover your adventurous spirit as you navigate suspended walkways and tree platforms high above the forest floor on the Greenheart TreeWalk eco-adventure. A unique and fun experience on swaying bridges amongst the treetops, the walkway is a delight for kids and adults alike. No visit is complete without a visit to our well-stocked Shop in the Garden and Garden Centre.

David C. Lam Asian Garden pathway at UBC Botanical Garden.

David C. Lam Asian Garden pathway at UBC Botanical Garden.

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Garden Amenities

  • FACILITY RENTALS
  • LEARN
  • SHOP AND GARDEN CENTRE

The natural location for your next event. UBC Botanical Garden’s beautiful grounds will be an unforgettable location for your wedding, special event or meeting. The garden has two indoor facilities (large and small) and several outdoor options including a large outdoor amphitheatre.More information about Facility Rentals can be found on their website.

Interested in learning something new? UBC Botanical Garden offers a diverse selection of workshops, lectures and tours on topics such as pruning, organic gardening, arts, sustainability and more.More information about their Education programs can be found on their website.

Nestled at the entrance to the UBC Botanical Garden, the Shop in the Garden features unique treasures for gardeners and black thumbs alike. The Shop in the Garden showcases a diverse selection of gardening and botanical books, handy garden tools and accessories, distinctive gifts, dried flower arrangements. The Garden Centre offers seasonal choice selections of perennials, shrubs and vines for the garden and patio.Of special note to gardeners seeking hard-to-find or unusual plants, the shop stocks seeds hand-picked by the Friends of the Garden, from plants in the UBC Botanical Garden.The Shop in the Garden and Garden Centre is operated by the garden’s volunteers, the Friends of the UBC Botanical Garden. All proceeds from the Shop in the Garden and 100% of the purchase price of the seeds fund research, education, and garden improvements at the UBC Botanical Garden.More information and an overview of products at the Shop and Garden Centre can be viewed at their website.


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Hours

Re-opens July 3rd, 2020. Wednesday to Sunday 10 am – 3:00 pm for pre-purchased entry times only See website for daily/seasonal hours of operation.

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Plant Collections, Garden Highlights, Events, Workshops, Tours & WalksFacility Rentals, Plant and Garden Advice, Shop in the Garden, Garden Library, UBC Apple Festival

Getting Here

6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BCV6T 1Z4

Region: Vancouver Coast and Mountains

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Facility Rentals at UBC Botanical Garden

By Scott McDonald | Botanical Garden , Cultural Garden , Garden News

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Explore the different UBC Botanical Garden venues below. From the magical Contemporary Lawn and Arbour to the “best of both worlds” Reception Centre and to the peaceful Nitobe Memorial Garden, you’re bound to find the right space that fits your needs.

Roseline Sturdy Amphitheatre

A modern terraced setting, with a beautifully patinaed rammed-earth wall, provides an exquisite space for your ceremony. The Roseline Sturdy Amphitheatre with its tiered seating has capacity for up to 225 people.

Main Lawn

Our largest available venue with a capacity for over 250 people, the Main Lawn is the ideal space to host large events. Adjacent to Cattail Pond, this expansive green space looks onto the Physic Garden, the Arbour and the Alpine Garden. It is the perfect place to celebrate and have your guests explore everything the Garden has to offer.

Contemporary Lawn & Arbour

A rich garden oasis, the Contemporary Lawn & Arbour provides a secluded setting for your special day. With a tapestry of vines, the covered Arbour delivers a romantic setting for a beautiful ceremony or long table dinner. This private outdoor venue has capacity for 250 people, and works wonderfully for both ceremonies and receptions.

Reception Centre

Sitting close to the edge of the bluffs overlooking the ocean beyond, the Reception Centre is our largest indoor and outdoor venue. Opening onto a large covered patio and concrete uncovered patio, the building is adjacent to a beautiful lawn. The nearby covered lookout (the Ting) comes with this package. Holding a capacity of 100, this area is a lovely venue for both an indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception.

Garden Pavilion

Acting as a window into the delicate garden beyond, the Garden Pavilion is an idyllic space for intimate gatherings or a bridal room before your ceremony. With capacity for 50 people, this quaint building has large picture windows, and a catering preparation area.

Nitobe Memorial Garden

A traditional tea and stroll garden considered to be among the top Japanese gardens outside Japan. With a capacity of up to 25 people, this garden is the perfect backdrop for an intimate ceremony.

Greenheart TreeWalk

This space provides exclusive access to the canopy walkway as well as an adjacent meadow for entertaining within the garden. At their leisure guests can explore the 300m long aerial trail system, explore the Garden, and mingle in the meadow. Please call for availability.

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The Gardens at HCP – Horticulture Centre of the Pacific

By Scott McDonald | Arboretums , Botanical Garden , GardensBC-Member , Vancouver Island

Japanese bridge in the fall, at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific.

Horticulture Centre of the Pacific

The Horticulture Centre of the Pacific (HCP) started with volunteers in 1979, today it is a hidden gem that captivates and inspires all year around, one of Canada’s top garden treasures.

With nine acres of demonstration gardens to enjoy, you’ll find plenty of inspiration for your own garden. A further 100 acres of conservation park is home to endangered plant species and host to many native bird species.Over 100 volunteers assist in maintaining and growing the gardens and were the first to establish this unique setting. HCP is also home to Pacific Horticulture College, founded in 1987 providing year long professional horticulture education.Gardening focused community education programs run year around and our new Couvelier Pavilion provides a gorgeous setting for weddings and events.“The perfect place to share and stroll with friends and family.”

Japanese bridge in the fall, at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific.

Japanese bridge in the fall, at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific.

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Garden Amenities

  • WEDDING AND MEETING VENUE

Tofino Botanical Gardens Ecolodge

The Gardens at HCP staff are thrilled to help you plan your wedding. We offer fabulous spaces for your ceremony, photography and reception. We welcome you and your guests to relax and create a memorable day together. Our modern Couvelier Pavilion includes audio-visual equipment, tables, tablecloths, chairs and more – all set in an inviting post and beam building with views into the Gardens. There are several spaces through the Gardens used for ceremonies allowing you to showcase your style.Learn more about wedding rentals on our website.

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Getting Here

505 Quayle Road, Victoria, BC V9E 2J7

Region: Vancouver Island

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VanDusen Botanical Garden

By Scott McDonald | Arboretums , Botanical Garden , Cultural Garden , GardensBC-Member , Parks and Walking , Vancouver Coast and Mountains

Take a leisurely stroll down the Laburnum Walk.

VanDusen Botanical Garden

Travel the botanical world in this unique, 55 acre (22 hectare) collection, right in the heart of Vancouver, BC.

Explore VanDusen Botanical Garden, an inspiring 55 acre outdoor oasis with over 7,500 plant species and varieties. Spot and photograph local wildlife, enjoy the hedge maze with the kids and relax in a serene setting located in the heart of Vancouver. Bring a picnic or dine on the patios of Shaughnessy Restaurant or Truffles Café. Don’t forget to visit the award-winning visitor centre and browse the gift shop.

VanDusen Garden summer 2017

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Garden Amenities

  • GUIDED TOURS
  • DINING
  • LEARN AT VANDUSEN
  • YOSEF WOSK LIBRARY

Guided tours are the best way to see and appreciate all the Garden has to offer. From April 1st through to the end of October, tours are offered daily by trained docent guides starting at 2 p.m., and Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. In the winter months (Thanksgiving–March 31) guided tours offered only on Sundays at 2 p.m. Please note: all tours are weather permitting.See vandusengarden.org for more details.

Shaughnessy RestaurantThe Shaughnessy Restaurant is fine dining in the heart of Vancouver. Located in Garden Pavilion, Shaughnessy provides a retreat like no other. Casual elegance, soothing ambiance, and picturesque garden vistas create the perfect background to your dining experience.Truffles Café at VanDusenTruffles, VanDusen’s casual cafe in the award-winning visitor centre, offers a stunning view of the Garden entrance area and Livingstone Lake. Its inside space accommodates 58 people; with an additional 40 seats on the patio. Aligning perfectly with the Visitor Centre’s ‘Living Building’ philosophy, Truffles offers Fair Trade coffees, handcrafted hot and cold beverages, locally-inspired epicurean entrées, flavourful lunch and snacks.Both feature seasonal patios.Visit our website to learn more about our food services.

VanDusen is part of Vancouver’s Pollinator Project.

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.Take a course, and explore VanDusen’s educational opportunities for children and adults.See vandusengarden.org for more details.

Founded in 1976, and recently relocated to the new Visitor Centre, the Yosef Wosk Library and Resource Centre is the largest public access botanical and horticultural library in western Canada.The library’s collection focuses on gardening in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest, and covers a wide range of topics including gardening techniques, selecting and growing ornamental plants, native floras from around the world, vegetable and herb gardening, pruning and training, North American ethnobotany, butterfly gardening, native plant gardening, flower arrangement, plant hunters, garden history, pests and diseases, garden design, gardens to visit, horticulture in urban environments, botany and plant ecology, plant conservation, literature in the garden, garden art, organic gardening, environmental science and much more.Learn more about the Yosef Wosk Library on their website.


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Hours

See website for up to date hours and online ticket sales.

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Events, Rentals, Hours and rates, Directions, Where to eat, Family activities, Membership, Bloom calendar

Getting Here

5251 Oak Street (at W. 37th) Vancouver, BCV6M 4H1

Region: Vancouver Coast and Mountains

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UBC Botanical Garden

By Scott McDonald | Arboretums , Botanical Garden , GardensBC-Member , Parks and Walking , Vancouver Coast and Mountains

David C. Lam Asian Garden pathway at UBC Botanical Garden.

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UBC Botanical Garden

Immerse yourself in the world of wild-collected plants with over 8000 taxa to explore!

Garden highlights include internationally recognized collections of magnolias and maples. Stroll through our impressive Asian garden with over 400 kinds of rhododendrons, travel the continents in our alpine garden, explore our native rainforest garden, head back in time in our traditional physic garden overflowing with herbs, discover food growing techniques in the food garden and discover your adventurous spirit as you navigate suspended walkways and tree platforms high above the forest floor on the Greenheart TreeWalk eco-adventure. A unique and fun experience on swaying bridges amongst the treetops, the walkway is a delight for kids and adults alike. No visit is complete without a visit to our well-stocked Shop in the Garden and Garden Centre.

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David C. Lam Asian Garden pathway at UBC Botanical Garden.

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Garden Amenities

  • FACILITY RENTALS
  • LEARN
  • SHOP AND GARDEN CENTRE

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The natural location for your next event. UBC Botanical Garden’s beautiful grounds will be an unforgettable location for your wedding, special event or meeting. The garden has two indoor facilities (large and small) and several outdoor options including a large outdoor amphitheatre.More information about Facility Rentals can be found on their website.

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Interested in learning something new? UBC Botanical Garden offers a diverse selection of workshops, lectures and tours on topics such as pruning, organic gardening, arts, sustainability and more.More information about their Education programs can be found on their website.

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Nestled at the entrance to the UBC Botanical Garden, the Shop in the Garden features unique treasures for gardeners and black thumbs alike. The Shop in the Garden showcases a diverse selection of gardening and botanical books, handy garden tools and accessories, distinctive gifts, dried flower arrangements. The Garden Centre offers seasonal choice selections of perennials, shrubs and vines for the garden and patio.Of special note to gardeners seeking hard-to-find or unusual plants, the shop stocks seeds hand-picked by the Friends of the Garden, from plants in the UBC Botanical Garden.The Shop in the Garden and Garden Centre is operated by the garden’s volunteers, the Friends of the UBC Botanical Garden. All proceeds from the Shop in the Garden and 100% of the purchase price of the seeds fund research, education, and garden improvements at the UBC Botanical Garden.More information and an overview of products at the Shop and Garden Centre can be viewed at their website.

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Open daily from 9:30 am – 4:30 pmSee website for daily/seasonal hours of operation.

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Getting Here

6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BCV6T 1Z4

Region: Vancouver Coast and Mountains

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Tofino Botanical Gardens

By Scott McDonald | Botanical Garden , GardensBC-Member , Vancouver Island

Tofino Botanical Gardens are twelve acres of gardens, forest, and shoreline that explore the relationship between culture and nature.

Tofino Botanical Gardens

Canada’s westernmost public garden is friendly, whimsical and a great place for children. Our excellent sculpture collection is displayed in a rainforest setting. Intimate paths and boardwalks lead visitors down to Tofino Inlet where the natural beauty of Vancouver Island’s wild west coast reigns supreme.

Tofino Botanical Gardens have been created by founder, George Patterson, as a place to explore culture and nature. Kitchen gardens, compost bins, water conservation systems, chickens and goats speak to food security, sustainable agriculture, and the ancient satisfaction of tilling the earth. A deeper understanding of the local ecology of temperate coastal rainforests is encouraged throughout the gardens and exhibits. TBG is located within Tla O Quiaht Traditional Territory and this reality is celebrated with a new exhibit on the renaissance of canoe carving by artist Joe Martin.Performing arts are also an important part of TBG’s activities. We have hosted aerial dance performances in our old growth trees, spoken word and theatre in our visitors’ centre, live music on the lawn. Darwin’s Cafe is a place where interesting people come to discuss dangerous ideas.

Tofino Botanical Gardens are twelve acres of gardens, forest, and shoreline that explore the relationship between culture and nature.

Tofino Botanical Gardens are twelve acres of gardens, forest, and shoreline that explore the relationship between culture and nature.

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Garden Amenities

  • ECOLODGE
  • DARWINS CAFé

Tofino Botanical Gardens Ecolodge

Tofino Botanical Gardens developed the Ecolodge in order to offer visitors to Tofino the kind of accommodation they would expect in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.We strive to improve our performance each year in four major areas: energy efficiency, protecting the natural environment, conservation of natural resources, and support of our local community. All of this, of course is in the context of providing our guests with a very comfortable and convivial experience.Learn more about the Ecolodge on our website.

Darwins Café at the Tofino Botanical Gardens

We are open seasonally, offering espresso drinks, a wonderful array of homebaked cakes, cookies and muffins. We believe that we are what we eat, so we take pride in using greens and vegetables from our own organic garden, eggs from our humanely-raised chickens, and organic ingredients as much as possible. We are also proud to serve many healthy vegan or vegetarian meals with gluten-free options. A visitor once told us that Darwin’s Cafe is a cross between a library, his living room, and a cafe! We hope you will drop by – garden entry is not required to enjoy the cafe. Darwin’s Cafe is available year-round for meetings, musical evenings, staff parties, wedding receptions, and more. Hours: May – end of September 9am – 5pmFree WiFi, free chicken watching learn more about Darwins Café on our website.


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Features and Highlights

Ecolodge, Darwins CaféTofino Food & Wine Festival, Tofino Lantern Festival

Garden amenities

Getting Here

1084 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, BCV0R 2Z0

Region: Vancouver Island

Plan your trip – Explore British Columbia’s Gardens

Plan your trip! Explore British Columbia's Gardens

Let us help you plan your perfect British Columbia visit—we’ll show you the most beautiful Gardens to visit and other points of interest along the way.

Explore British Columbia Gardens today!​

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