Drop-in Tours

Join us for a Drop-in Tour – free with Garden admission!

Drop-in Tours are included with admission to the Garden, and are free for members. Tours are led by trained garden volunteers and Friends of the Garden. Topics include information about the diversity of plants grown at the Garden, our history and mission, collections and research, as well as plants of special interest.

These tours are designed for individuals, families, and small groups. They are not intended for organized groups such as senior centres, birthday parties or community groups. If you’d like to coordinate a group tour, please see our Guided Tours and Field Trips.


Drop-in Tour Schedule 2024

UBC Botanical Garden

Saturdays and Sundays from May 4th to September 29th

Tours start at 11:00am & 1:30pm and are around an hour in length

Tours on Sunday, May 5th will be cancelled due to the Vancouver Marathon

Nitobe Memorial Garden

Saturdays from May 4th to September 28th

Tour starts at 11:00am and are around an hour in length


Tours go ahead rain or shine but may occasionally be cancelled due to illness or volunteer availability. Please ask at our Admission Desk when you check in. Anyone can join, including Tourism Challenge visitors.