Hours & Directions

Construction Update: UBC Botanical Garden has completed the pathway restoration and upgrading phase of our irrigation system replacement and expansion project in the David C. Lam Asian Garden. The newly surfaced pathways will greatly improve accessibility in the Garden, especially in wet weather. The final phase of our irrigation system upgrade, including beautification of the construction area, is underway, focussing on specific areas with minimal impact to our visitors. The new irrigation system supports our mission to assemble, curate and maintain a documented collection of temperate plants for the purposes of research, conservation, education, community outreach and public display. We thank our members, visitors and volunteers for their support and patience.

Hours of Operation

Months Shop in
the Garden
UBC Botanical
Garden
Greenheart
TreeWalk
Nitobe Memorial
Garden
Open Daily
April to October
includes STAT holidays
10:00 am –
5:00 pm
10:00 am –
4:30 pm
*exceptions below
10:00 am –
4:00 pm
10:00 am –
4:30 pm
*exceptions below

 

Extended Hours

Date Shop in
the Garden
UBC Botanical
Garden
Greenheart
TreeWalk
Nitobe Memorial
Garden
September 23 Open Early
at 8:00 am
Open Early
at 8:00 am

Construction Update: UBC Botanical Garden is undergoing infrastructure upgrades. To find out how construction will impact your visit, see our Construction Update page.

UBC Botanical Garden

Nitobe Memorial Garden

Getting Here

By Car

From downtown, take West 4th, 10th or 16th Avenue to UBC. From the airport, take SW Marine Drive northbound to UBC. We are located on the west side of SW Marine Drive.

By Transit

There are two buses that stop near UBC Botanical Garden. The #49 Metrotown/UBC bus stops at the corner of West 16th Avenue and SW Marine Drive. From there it is a 10-minute walk to the Garden. The C20 campus shuttle originates at the main UBC bus loop and stops on Stadium Road, opposite the Garden. For complete bus schedules and routes, please call Translink at 604.953.3333 or visit translink.ca.

By Taxi

Call MacLures Cabs at 604.683.6666, Black Top & Checker Cabs at 604.731.1111 or Yellow Cabs at 604.681.1111 to arrange for a taxi.

Parking

Free parking is available in the Garden’s parking lot for the first three hours of your visit. After three hours, you will need to pay via the Honk Mobile app.