Tours & Walks
Construction Update: UBC Botanical Garden is undergoing infrastructure upgrades. To find out how construction will impact your visit, see our Visitor Info & Maps page.
Visitors can orient themselves and learn about the facts and history behind the different areas of the Garden with our interpretive signs. For those wishing for a tour, we offer a variety of options:
Scheduled Public Tours & Walks
Visit our Events and Activities page for a detailed listing of all scheduled tours and walks currently open for registration.
Garden Drop-in Tours
Please check the sign at the Admission Desk for drop-in tour times.
Greenheart TreeWalk Tours
Experience the coastal temperate rainforest from a bird’s eye view and enhance your adventure by joining a tour. Greenheart’s naturalists at the TreeWalk offer drop-in tours with paid admission. Please check at the Admission Desk for the tours scheduled that day. For groups of 10 or more guests, pre-booking is required; please contact email@example.com or check at the Admission Desk for further information.
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 have ended for the 2017 season and will begin again in Spring 2018. Please visit the Segway website for more details.
We offer 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 and booking two weeks in advance is required.
Becoming a member of UBC Botanical Garden includes private seasonal tours with garden staff, horticulturalists and world-renowned experts. Members have the opportunity to visit the Garden at unique times to enjoy the collection in greater detail.
School Field Trips
For information, please visit our School Field Trips page.
Sustainability Field School
Immerse your team in an environment that promotes teamwork, creativity and fun with an offsite experience that leaves the team feeling inspired, energized and connected. With opportunities for team-building activities throughout the day, the experience aims to build positive relationships within your team in an outdoor setting. For more information please visit our Sustainability Field School page.