Hours & Directions

September 23: UBC Botanical Garden & Nitobe Memorial Garden are closed for the remainder of the day due to extreme weather. The Shop in the Garden & Garden Centre remains open.

Covid-19 update: Masks are now required in all indoor spaces at UBC including washrooms. Learn more.

Learn more about our re-opening plans including important safety information here.
Register for a shopping appointment in our Garden Centre.

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

Current Hours:

Closed all STAT holidays including UBC observed STAT holidays. 

Shop in
the Garden
UBC Botanical
Nitobe Memorial
 Wednesday – Sunday 10 am – 3 pm
**by pre-purchased ticket**
Wednesday – Sunday
10 am – 3 pm
**by pre-purchased ticket**
Wednesday – Sunday
10 am – 3 pm
**by pre-purchased ticket**
Wednesday – Sunday
10 am – 3 pm
**by pre-purchased ticket**


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 #R4 41st Ave bus stops on West 16th Avenue near University Hill High School. From there it is a 15-minute walk to the Garden. The #68 UBC Exchange campus shuttle stops on Stadium Road, opposite the Garden, and returns to the UBC trolley loop on University Boulevard. For complete bus schedules and routes, please call Translink at 604.953.3333 or visit translink.ca.

Route from #R4 41st Ave to UBC Botanical Garden:

Route from UBC Botanical Garden to #68 UBC Exchange:
*Note: #68 Lower Mall does not stop on Stadium Road at SW Marine Drive.

Nitobe Memorial Garden can also be accessed via the #68 UBC Exchange bus northbound (Stop #59125) on NW Marine Drive, or southbound (Stop #61424) on West Mall.

UBC Exchange Construction Update. Last updated July 8, 2019.

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.


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.