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Buy before you arrive: Buy online before you arrive to avoid disappointment as popular times are selling out. Admission tickets are available for purchase on-site by card if spots are still available.


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

Health and safety measures are in place to ensure the wellbeing of our guests, members, and staff. As a result, entry to both Gardens is now by timed entry tickets. Purchase your tickets via the buttons in the sidebar (near the top of the page on mobile).

UBC Botanical Garden & Greenheart TreeWalk

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.

Purchase tickets | Reserve entry time (for Garden Members, Friend of the Garden Volunteers, UBC Cardholders, UNA Cardholders, and Indigenous People)

Nitobe Memorial Garden

Due to the smaller size of the garden, Nitobe Memorial Garden will be limited to 25-minute visits. We have reduced the entry cost to reflect the time limit of visits. As a guest at Nitobe Memorial Garden, both entering and exiting must happen within a 25 minute window that begins at the start of the selected time-entry slot. We encourage you to come at the beginning of your entry time to maximize your time in the Garden. As an example, if your time-entry ticket is at 10:00 am., although you may enter between 10:00 am. and 10:20 am., you must exit the Garden by 10:25 am. See the FAQ below for more details.

Purchase tickets | Reserve entry time (for Garden Members, Friend of the Garden Volunteers, UBC Cardholders, UNA Cardholders, and Indigenous People)

Membership

The best way to enjoy everything the gardens at UBC have to offer is through an annual garden membership, which includes admission to both UBC Botanical Garden and Nitobe Memorial Garden. Membership is an investment in your community and a valuable way to help us continue to provide informative and engaging experiences for our many visitors. We are pleased to offer our members a range of benefits. Learn more about membership.

Healthcare Special offer: We value our healthcare workers and first responders and would like to offer you a 50% off discount on a yearly garden membership. Note: this offer is valid only on “Garden Membership.” If you choose “Garden Membership with Greenheart TreeWalk access” the 50% off discount is only applied to the cost of the base “Garden Membership”. To redeem this special offer proof of your status as a health care professional will need to be provided on your first garden visit. A Garden membership will arrive in the mail for future visits. Thank you for your service!

UBC Alumni Discount: UBC Alumni with “Acard” receive a 50% off discount on yearly garden membership. Note: this offer is valid only on “Garden Membership.” If you choose “Garden Membership with Greenheart TreeWalk access” the 50% off discount is only applied to the cost of the base “Garden Membership”. To redeem this special offer you will need to bring your UBC Acard on your first garden visit. A Garden membership will arrive in the mail for future visits.

Garden FAQ & Important Information

  • 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. Members and UBC Cardholders are required to show their membership or valid UBC card on entry. Friends of the Garden (FOG) volunteers are required to wear their nametag.
  • Tickets are only available online for a specific entry time. If you miss your entry time, you will not be permitted entry.
  • Families: A Family ticket includes 2 adults and 4 children under the age of 18. When purchasing a Family ticket, you can add up to 5 “Additional members” tickets. Please select a Family ticket and the corresponding number of “Additional members” tickets for your accompanying family members.
  • Youth and child ages: Young Child: 0 – 5. Child: 6 – 12. Youth: 13 – 18
  • If you are sick or are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19, please do not visit the Garden. Please contact us at garden.info@ubc.ca. You can check your symptoms on the BC Covid-19 Self-Check website.
  • If you require assistance or have additional questions with purchasing, transferring or cancelling tickets, please contact garden.info@ubc.ca or call 604-822-3928. Someone will contact you within the business hours of 10 am – 2 pm.
  • All children under 13 must be accompanied by a guardian over 18 years of age.

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.

Masks are now required in all indoor spaces at UBC, including washrooms. Learn more.

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, and Garden Pavilion have been modified and will allow limited occupancy. The Taylor Plaza is closed. Learn about our COVID-19 safety protocols.

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

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 garden.admissions@ubc.ca 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.

Our current hours can be found on our website here.

You can purchase your ticket online at the links on the left of this page. You can reserve a 30-minute entry time starting at opening time and ending 90 minutes before closing at UBC Botanical Garden and 30 minutes before closing at Nitobe Memorial Garden.

Once you reserve a ticket, you will receive an e-mail from "UBC Botanical Garden Online Shop" asking you to confirm and subscribe to receive your ticket information email. Please click "Subscribe" to receive confirmation emails to review your order. You will also get a reminder e-mail one day before your booked visit date.

If you would like to change or cancel your entry time, please email us at garden.info@ubc.ca.

That date may not be available in your system yet. Please check back closer to the date you wish to visit.

Yes, admission tickets are also available for purchase on-site by card. Buy online before you arrive to avoid disappointment as tickets may sell out.

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.
Nitobe Memorial Garden: As a guest at Nitobe Memorial Garden, both entering and exiting must happen within a 25 minute window that begins at the start of the selected time-entry slot. We encourage you to come at the beginning of your entry time to maximize your time in the Garden. As an example, your time-entry ticket is at 10:00 a.m., although you may enter between 10:00 am and 10:20 am, you must exit the Garden by 10:25 am.

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.

Yes! You can book an appointment to shop in the Shop in the Garden & Garden Centre here

Yes! Tickets for the Greenheart TreeWalk are available when you click on the "purchase tickets" for UBC Botanical Garden link in the sidebar.

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