VanDusen Botanical Garden

Local nameVanDusen Botanical Garden
LocationVancouver, Canada

In 1970 the Vancouver Foundation, the British Columbia provincial government, and the city of Vancouver signed an agreement to provide the funding to develop a public garden on part of the old Shaughnessy Golf Course. That garden, VanDusen Botanical Garden, is situated in the Shaughnessy neighbourhood of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at the North West corner of 37th Avenue and Oak Street. It is named for local lumberman and philanthropist Whitford Julian VanDusen.The Botanical Garden opened to the public on August 30, 1975 and remains jointly managed by the Vancouver Park Board and the Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association, similar to the operation of nearby Bloedel Conservatory. An administrative staff is bolstered by approximately 1200 non-gardening volunteers and six full-time unionized gardeners with seasonal interns assisting during the summer. The VBGA is responsible for membership, volunteering, education, the library, and development fundraising.

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Opening hours

The garden opens between 9 am and 10 am and closes between 3 pm and 8:30 pm, depending on the season.


Admission rates vary by the season:
Adults: $8.25 - $11.25
Seniors (65+), youth (13 - 18): $5.75 - $8.25
Children (3 - 12): $4.25 - $5.75
Family: $17 - $26.75

More information and contact


Official Website



Phone +1-604-257-8335

Address 5251 Oak St, V6M 4H1, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Coordinates 49°14'21.919" N -123°7'56.688" E

Tours and activities: VanDusen Botanical Garden

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