Shop & Garden Centre

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

Shop in the Garden and Garden Centre: Pre-booking no longer required

We are now open for drop-in shopping! If we are busy you may need to wait to enter as we are still maintaining a maximum occupancy with our COVID-19 safety plan to give shoppers, staff, and volunteers enough space to physically distance within the space. The best times to shop include earlier in the morning and weekdays.

Our hours:
Wednesday-Sunday: 10 am-5 pm
Monday-Tuesday: Closed



Nestled at the entrance to UBC Botanical Garden, the Shop in the Garden features unique treasures for gardeners and novices alike. The Shop in the Garden showcases a diverse selection of gardening and botanical books, handy garden tools and accessories, distinctive gifts and dried flower arrangements. The Garden Centre offers seasonal choice selections of perennials, small trees, shrubs and vines for the garden and patio.

The Shop in the Garden and Garden Centre is operated by the garden’s volunteers, the Friends of the UBC Botanical Garden. All proceeds from the Shop in the Garden and 100% of the purchase price of the seeds fund research, education and garden improvements at UBC Botanical Garden.

UBC Botanical Garden Seeds Available

Seeds are collected by our Friends of the Garden volunteers at UBC Botanical Garden. These open-pollinated seeds are $3.50 per package. The number of seeds in each package varies depending on the type of seed. View our current list of seeds available. Please call the shop to confirm availability if you are making a special trip to the shop as some may be sold out at the time of your visit. All members of UBC Botanical Garden receive a 10% discount at the Shop in the Garden.

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Visit the Hours & Directions page for Shop hours of operation and directions.