Tours & Walks

Complimentary Drop in Tours

Main Garden

  • Saturdays  12:00 pm and 2:00 pm
  • Sundays 12:00 pm

Nitobe Memorial Garden

  • Sundays 2:00 pm

We offer free tours on a seasonal basis with paid Garden Admission. This is intended for individuals, couples or small family groups visiting the Garden. Organized groups of 10 people or more need to request a private tour online.

Greenheart TreeWalk Tours

Experience the Pacific temperate rainforest from a bird’s eye view. Greenheart TreeWalk staff typically provide hourly tours from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM daily with paid TreeWalk admission. For groups over 10 guests, pre-booking is required.

Segway Tours

Explore the garden on a Segway! This upright mobility machine offers a quick and fun way to explore the Garden’s 80 acres and vast collection of over 50,000 plants. Segway tours at UBC Botanical Garden are up and running for the summer. Please visit the Segway website for more details.

Private Group Tours

We offer private guided tours for tourist, garden and special interest groups. Groups of 10-25 can visit the Nitobe Memorial Garden, Greenheart TreeWalk, and Food and Asian Gardens with a Garden Guide. Minimum of 10 participants per tour with 2 weeks advance notice. Tour fees include general admission and chaperones are complimentary for children and youth tours.

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Garden Members

Membership to UBC Botanical Garden includes private seasonal tours with Garden Staff, horticulturalists and world-renowned experts. Visit the Garden at unique times to enjoy the Collection in greater detail. For more information on becoming a Member of the Garden, click here.