Plan Your Visit to UBC Botanical Garden

Visit UBC Botanical Garden

Nitobe Memorial Garden and the Greenheart TreeWalk are both now closed for the season.


Purchase your tickets to UBC Botanical Garden:


**New parking charges now in effect by UBC Parking. Please visit UBC Parking for more information and to pay online.**

Hours of Operations:
Wednesday-Sunday: 10 am-3 pm
*last entry time at UBC Botanical Garden is 2 pm
Monday-Tuesday: Closed

Gallery of recent photos at UBC Botanical Garden

Plan your visit to UBC Botanical Garden

Re-connect with nature and plants at UBC Botanical Garden.

New health and safety measures will be in place to ensure the wellbeing of our guests, members, and staff. As a result, entry to both will require booking in advance. Please see below to purchase tickets and reserve your entry time.

Hours of Operation

Wednesday-Sunday: 10 am-3 pm (last entry time is 2 pm)
Monday-Tuesday: Closed


Register for a shopping appointment in our Shop in the Garden & Garden Centre.

UBC Botanical Garden map








View a map of the Garden. The blue pathway is an accessible route. See the FAQ below for more information about accessibility in the Garden.


Tickets at UBC Botanical Garden are available online in 30-minute entry time slots. We encourage visitors to stay for a 90-minute visit at UBC Botanical Garden.

All visitors are required to book entry times in advance. You will need to present your ticket and membership/UBC card (as relevant) on arrival. Tickets may be presented digitally on a mobile device or printed on paper. For sustainability reasons, we encourage digital tickets. Unfortunately, if you do not hold an entry ticket, you will not be able to enter the Garden.

Purchase your ticket and reserve your entry time here. Please note that members, Friends of the Garden volunteers and UBC Cardholders must all reserve a free entry time. 

Ticket sales for future dates will be added to our admissions page. Keep checking back to this page, subscribe to our email newsletter, or follow us on social media.

Please note that the UNA Community Access Card no longer provides free access to UBC Botanical Garden or Nitobe Memorial Garden. UNA Residents are welcome to purchase tickets or a membership (which provides the best value for regular visits) here.

Important considerations:

    • There are no on-site ticket purchases
    • Tickets are only available online for a specific entry time. If you miss your entry time, you will not be permitted entry.
    • Members and UBC Cardholders are required to show their membership or valid UBC card on entry. FOGs are required to wear their nametag.
    • If the time you would like to visit is not available, please do not come on-site, as you will not be permitted entry. Please choose another entry date/time.
    • If you require assistance or have additional questions, please contact us at or call 604.822.3928. Someone will contact you within the business hours of 10 am – 2 pm.
    • As capacity is limited, we ask that you please cancel your ticket if you are no longer able to visit at your designated time.
    • All children under 13 must be accompanied by a guardian over 18 years of age.

Thank you for your patience and support. We kindly ask that you bear with us during the early days of re-opening as we adapt to new health and safety protocols to provide the safest and most enjoyable experience.


Garden Re-opening FAQ

The safety and wellbeing of our guests, members and staff is our topmost priority. All staff members are undergoing comprehensive training on COVID-19 safety and social protocols to ensure everyone’s safety while they work.

When you reserve a ticket, you will be sent a pre-visit email notifying you of the entry access guidelines and visitation protocols based on British Columbia’s and UBC’s guidelines, including information on social distancing, PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), and Hygiene and Hand Sanitizing.

There will be signage on hygiene, social distancing, building closures and limited amenities, such as available washrooms, at the entrance, information desk, and throughout the Garden. Everyone on-site will be advised to practice physical distancing by remaining at least six feet away from others while standing in lines or exploring the Garden. Directional information indicating the recommended walking routes will also be posted along paths.

All high traffic/high touch surfaces are cleaned at regular intervals. Shared spaces such as the Reception Centre, Garden Pavilion & Scholar’s Retreat have been modified and will allow limited occupancy. The Taylor Plaza will be closed.

While we strive to maintain health and safety guidelines provided by UBC and the province, the Garden is committed to providing a comfortable experience for all.

For guests with accessibility and mobility challenges, there will be accessible pathways marked throughout the David C. Lam Asian Garden. A limited number of benches will also be available throughout the Garden for guest needs. See the above-posted map of the garden to view a suggested accessible route in the Garden.

Please email us at or call 604.822.4208 for more information on accessibility at the Garden and to notify us about your accessibility needs. We will do our best to ensure that we provide the best experience possible when you visit.

Starting from July 3, 2020

Wednesday-Sunday: 10 am-3 pm (last entry time is 2 pm at UBC Botanical Garden)

Monday-Tuesday: Closed

You can purchase your ticket online here. You can reserve a 30-minute entry time starting from 10 am. The last entry time is 2pm at UBC Botanical Garden.

A pre-visit e-mail will be sent to you. In that e-mail you will find more information about Garden entry access guidelines and visitation protocols based on British Columbia’s and UBC’s guidelines, including information on social distancing, PPE, and hand sanitizer locations.

You can change the date and time of your visit or cancel your order altogether through the Eventbrite website. Details can be found on our admission page.

Only one week of reservations are available at a time. Please check back closer to the date you wish to visit.

No. We do not offer on-site ticket purchasing. You will need to reserve your ticket and entry time online to access the Garden.

UBC Botanical Garden: The entry times are 30 minutes in length and indicate the window of time during which you need to enter the Garden. For example, if you select an 11:00 am-11:30 am entry time, you can enter the Garden any time between 11:00 am to 11:30 am. We suggest visitors enjoy the Garden for up to 90 minutes.

There will be no onsite food and beverage available at the Garden at this time, and there are no areas available for picnics or other gatherings.

The Shop in the Garden and Garden Centre are both open. You can book a shopping time here.

Greenheart TreeWalk is closed.


We look forward to welcoming you back to UBC Botanical Garden.

10 responses to “Plan Your Visit to UBC Botanical Garden”

  1. Garden Communications

    Hi Gregg, yes UNA cardholders should register online. Please note that the UNA Community Access Card no longer provides free access to UBC Botanical Garden or Nitobe Memorial Garden. We welcome you to purchase tickets above or sign up for a membership (which provides the best value for regular visits) here:

  2. Gregg

    Do UNA card holders register online as well?

  3. Garden Communications

    Hi Vishi, as a UBC Student entry is free, but you would still need to book an entry time. You can register at the following link: and select “Reserve Your Entry Time” for UBC Botanical Garden and/or Nitobe Memorial Garden as appropriate. Hope you enjoy your visit!

  4. Vishi

    What ticket would a UBC student buy?

  5. Garden Marketing

    Hi Holly, I don’t see why not! This should be fine, thanks for asking!

  6. Holly Steele

    Would you accept tourism challenge cards if it was from one person going alone? Would be similar to a UBC student with a card.

  7. Garden Marketing

    Hi Joanne, we are still working out the details. As soon as we figure it out we will let you know!

  8. Joanne

    Are you accepting Groupon coupons yet?

  9. Garden Marketing

    Hi Chris, we are looking to accept Tourism Challenge passports beginning in the 3rd week of July, but we haven’t quite finalized the details yet. Stay tuned to our social media channels for details. Thanks.

  10. Chris Salton

    Are you accepting Vancouver Tourism cards? If yes, how do book times for 2 people?

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