Don’t Just Visit, Become a Member!

LIBRARY ACCESS
 
Kids and adults have full use of our extensive library included in their membership.
CAMPS
 
10% discount on our very popular children’s camps plus priority registration (before the public)
BIRD WALKS
 
Our monthly Bird Walks are free for members. We sometimes run special Junior Birder events for families!

Things to do at VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory for Families

Family Membership Pays for itself in Just 2 or 3 Visits!

RECOMMENDED

FAMILY PLUS

$88.00
+ $10 for each additional child/grandchild +tax (2 yr – varies)

Family category PLUS additional designated children or grandchildren between the ages of 4-18 years at a fee of $10 per child per year purchased.

 

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FAMILY

$88.00
+ tax (2 yr $158.40 +tax)

Year-round general admission for 1-2 designated pass holders (age 19+) and up to 2 designated children or grandchildren between the ages of 4-18 years. 

 

PREMIUM

$120.00
+ tax (2 yr N/A)

Year-round general admission for 1 designated pass hold (age 19+), PLUS ONE accompanying guest of any age admitted free each day. Senior or Student discounts do not apply. 1-year membership purchased and renewed yearly.
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Being a member of the Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association has its perks. Not only do you get access to VanDusen and the Conservatory 364 days a year (closed on Christmas), you also get:
DISCOVERY STATIONS
 
The VBGA education team facilitates interactive and fun nature-based activity stations that are free for members to attend with their kids.

Our History

Since VanDusen Botanical Garden opened to the public in 1975, the Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association (VBGA) has offered educational programs and tours to connect people to plants. Our Mission is to inspire understanding of the vital importance of plants to all life through the excellence of our botanical collections, programs and practices. 

Each year, the VBGA delivers over 150 education and outreach programs to thousands of participants at VanDusen Garden and Bloedel Conservatory. We provide top-notch experiences facilitated and led by some of the most experienced educators, facilitators, gardeners, horticulturists and botanists in Canada.

"The Bloedel Conservatory is an indoor tropical oasis located in the lovely Queen Elizabeth Park that feels like you're in the middle of a rainforest.”

- Brittany Maria

© Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association (VBGA) 2019

Looking for something fun to do with your children?

Spend the day at either VanDusen Botanical Garden or Bloedel Conservatory – or both! 

If you’ve never been to the Gardens, there are so many activities for families to enjoy. From tropical birds to mazes and secret pathways, VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory are enriching environments where your children’s imagination can run wild, while also learning about nature, plants and birds. 

Here are some of the fun things you can do while visiting the Gardens.
Other ideas include:
Learn where our food comes from in the veggie garden
Touch volcanic rock as you travel through the grotto and Heather Garden
Bring a blanket and have your picnic on the great lawn (when it’s not raining of course!)
Bring your binoculars and find feathered friends in our Backyard Bird Garden
GET LOST IN THE MAZE
This hedge maze is one of six in North America. The maze is made of 3,000 pyramidal cedars, which were planted in 1981 and slowly grown into the form of the maze one finds today.
Meet the beautiful and charming parrots that call Bloedel home; Kramer, Mali, and Rudy may even chat with you and your kids!
GO OFF THE BEATEN PATH
There are so many hidden pathways to explore at VanDusen Garden. Have fun trying to find them all!
CHECK OUT THE HONEY HIVES
Bees are important pollinators and can be seen flying to the Veggie Garden in the Spring and Summer in search of some sweet nectar and pollen. 
LEARN ABOUT CARNIVOROUS PLANTS
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Check out the amazing “insect eating” pitcher plants and learn why these plants are specially adapted for capturing and digesting insects and other animals through their ingenious traps. 
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MAKE NEW FEATHERED FRIENDS
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“My child gained an appreciation for plants, nature, and relationships humans have with nature.”

Questions? Let's chat!