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Covid-19 update: Masks are mandatory in indoor spaces at UBC, including our Shop and washrooms. Learn more.

Please note we are closed Monday and Tuesday. View our schedule on our hours and directions page.

**Important note for afternoon visitors of Greenheart TreeWalk:**Please check in at the Garden entrance by 3:30 pm and at TreeWalk (NOT the Garden entrance) by 4 pm. The distance from the Garden entrance to the TreeWalk is around 1km. Please allow yourself time to walk from the Garden entrance to check in at the TreeWalk by 4 pm.

Notice for VanPass holders: You no longer need to register for a ticket on UBC Botanical Garden’s website to visit. Please present your VanPass voucher at point of entry when you visit.


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.

Booking update: You can now get tickets on-site when you arrive at UBC Botanical Garden and Nitobe Memorial Garden (we only accept card on-site). You can still book your visit ahead of time below. 

Learn more in our FAQ at the bottom of this page.

Book your visit to Nitobe Memorial Garden.

UBC Botanical Garden & Greenheart TreeWalk

UBC Botanical Garden - click here to buy tickets UBC Botanical Garden - click here to book your entry (for Garden Members, Friend of the Garden Volunteers, UBC Cardholders, UNA Cardholders, and Indigenous People)

 

 

 

 

You can also book your tickets here:

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

Booking update: Please note that instead of entry times, you can now book a visit based on AM (morning) or PM (afternoon) arrival to the Garden.

UBC Botanical Garden
AM: 10 am – 1:30 pm
PM: 1:30 pm – 5 pm

**Please note to refrain from arriving at the Garden in groups of 10+ people without a pre-organized tour. Due to weight restrictions, large groups cannot be accommodated on the Greenheart TreeWalk at one time.**

Cost of Admission

UBC Botanical Garden Ticket Admission Admission with Greenheart TreeWalk
Adult $10 $23
Senior (65+), Non-UBC Student, Youth (13-18) $8 $17
Child (6-12) $5 $10
Young Child (0-5) Free
Family (up to 2 adults and 4 kids)* $24 $50

 

*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.

Nitobe Memorial Garden

Nitobe Memorial Garden - click here to buy tickets Nitobe Memorial Garden - click here to book your entry (for Garden Members, Friend of the Garden Volunteers, UBC Cardholders, UNA Cardholders, and Indigenous People)

 

 

 

 

You can also book your tickets here:

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

Booking update: Please note that instead of entry times, you can now book a visit based on AM (morning) or PM (afternoon) arrival to the Garden.

Nitobe Memorial Garden
AM: 10 am – 12:30 pm
PM: 1 pm – 5pm

Due to the lifting of certain COVID-19 restrictions, the 25-minute visit limitation has been removed.

Cost of Admission

Nitobe Memorial Garden Ticket Admission
Adult $5
Senior (65+) $5
Non-UBC Student $5
Youth (13-18) $5
Child (6-12) $5
Young Child (0-5) Free
Family (up to 2 adults and 4 kids)* $24

 

*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.

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. Click the link below to find out more about memberships and our discount for healthcare workers and UBC alumni.

Learn more and purchase a membership

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.
  • 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.admissions@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.admissions@ubc.ca or call 604 690 3895 (Botanical Garden) and 604 834 4908 (Nitobe). Someone will contact you within the business hours of 10 am – 2 pm. Please note that all refunds will be processed via giftcard, which you can use to book tickets to either Garden or at the Shop in the Garden.
  • All children under 13 must be accompanied by a guardian over 18 years of age.

You can select an AM or PM arrival time to UBC Botanical Garden and Nitobe Memorial Garden. Please note the times for the two Gardens below:

UBC Botanical Garden
AM: 10 am – 1:30 pm
PM: 1:30 pm – 5 pm

Nitobe Memorial Garden
AM: 10 am – 12:30 pm
PM: 1 pm – 5pm

No, the time slots are for online ticket bookings only. You can book your tickets on-site upon arrival as normal.

No, you don’t have to leave. Since there are no longer capacity restrictions, you can stay for as long as you want.

Please enter the Garden during the time slot that you select when you reserve your tickets.

Yes, as long as we are open, you can still enter the Garden.

If you chose the AM time slot and anticipate arriving late, or if you chose the PM time slot and anticipate arriving early, please let us know ahead of time by calling us at 604 690 3895 (Botanical Garden) and 604 834 4908 (Nitobe).

Please note that the last ticket for the TreeWalk is 3:30 pm. Please check in at the Garden entrance by 3:30 pm and at TreeWalk (NOT the Garden entrance) by 4 pm. The distance from the Garden entrance to the TreeWalk is around 1km. Please allow yourself time to walk from the Garden entrance to check in at the TreeWalk by 4 pm.

Build Back Tourism Ticket Holders click on the "reserve entry time" button to reserve your tickets.

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

Masks are recommended in indoor spaces at UBC, including our Shop and washrooms.

There will be signage on hygiene, building closures and limited amenities, such as available washrooms, at the entrance, information desk, and throughout the Garden. Directional information indicating the recommended walking routes will also be posted along paths.

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 604 690 3895 (Botanical Garden) and 604 834 4908 (Nitobe) 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 on this page at the "Buy Tickets" and "Entry Registration" image buttons above. If you cannot view those image buttons, you can click the links in red right below the images.

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.admissions@ubc.ca or call 604 690 3895 (Botanical Garden) and 604 834 4908 (Nitobe). Someone will contact you within the business hours of 10 am – 2 pm. Please note that all refunds will be processed via giftcard, which you can use to book tickets to either Garden or at the Shop in the Garden.

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.

We have snacks and goodies available at the Garden for purchase.

Yes! We are now open for drop-in shopping. The best times to shop include earlier in the morning and weekdays. Learn more about our Shop and Garden Centre here

Yes! Tickets for the Greenheart TreeWalk are available when you click on the "purchase tickets" for UBC Botanical Garden. To review the assumption of liability waiver for the Greenheart TreeWalk click here.

You can view our customer reviews page to learn more about the visitor experience at UBC Botanical Garden, Nitobe Memorial Garden, Greenheart TreeWalk and the Shop in the Garden.

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

If you are encountering issues with parking, please contact UBC Parking at 604 822 6786 (Monday to Friday: 8am – 4pm).