All School Group visits must be booked through our online booking form
All Groups must read carefully our Code of Conduct and bring a signed copy of it the day of the visit.
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6804 Southwest Marine Dr.
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4
All School Group visits must be booked through our online booking form.
Note: we are currently booking guided school group tours on Tuesday and Thursdays.
Minimum group size is 10 persons. Groups with fewer than 10 persons will be charged the minimum group size.
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Take your students on a global expedition without leaving Vancouver at Canada’s oldest continually operating botanical garden. Highlights include BC native plants, forest plants from Eastern North America and Asia, an alpine garden, food garden, and the Greenheart Canopy Walkway eco-adventure.
FREE General Admission for Teachers!
UBC Botanical Garden is a great place to take your class. Whether you teach pre-school, high school, or post-secondary your classroom can be supported by our activities and lessons. We encourage teachers to visit the garden (on us!) to become familiar with the garden and canopy walkway. Show your teacher federation or association ID for complimentary admission for you and one guest.
Garden Guided Tours and Self-Led Visits
Child: 5-12; youth: 13-17; adult: 18-64; prices are per student plus tax.
Seasonal Garden Tour
$4 child; $6 youth; $8 adult | Approx. 1 hour
Check our website for more information and booking details Seasonally themed garden tours are available for school groups (preschool to grade 12). Explore seasonal highlights with our friendly and knowledgeable guides, learn about the wonders of the natural world and make valuable connections with key points in the school curriculum.
Greenheart Canopy Walkway Tour
$10 child; $15 youth; $20 adult | Approx. 45 minutes Suggested visit duration: 1.5 hours
The Greenheart Canopy Walkway is 308 m long and 17.5 m tall at its highest point. The fully guided tour takes students on an exciting aerial adventure packed with interesting facts about BC forests, the environment, first nations, and more. The vocabulary and specific content can be altered to accommodate any age range. You can also opt for a self-led visit, anytime from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Nitobe Memorial Garden Tour
$3 child; $4.50 youth; $6 adult |Approx. 45 minutes Suggested visit duration: 1.5 hours
For a unique cultural experience, visit Nitobe Memorial Garden, an authentic Japanese garden, regarded as among the top five outside of Japan. Students will learn about the Japanese tea ceremony, and a story of life evoked by Garden symbols that conveys much about traditional Japanese culture.
Garden and Canopy Walkway Tour
$11.50 child; $17.25 youth; $23 adult | Approx. 2.5 Hours
A combination of either a seasonal UBC Botanical Garden tour or Nitobe Memorial Garden tour, combined with a Greenheart Canopy Walkway tour.
Self-Led Garden Tours
All grades | $3.40 child; $5.10 youth; $6.80 adult
Explore our plant collections at your own pace with your own focus. You design and lead your own lessons. The duration of your visit is flexible to suit your needs.
All school group visits must be booked through our online booking form. Minimum 10 participant charge per tours and self-led visits; these fees cover program delivery and staffing costs. Already discounted family rates and our UBC Attractions Passport excluded. Children under five years old receiving a guided tour will be charged the child rate to cover program delivery and staffing costs. One adult (includes teachers and chaperones) free for every 10 students; additional adult guests may join your group at the rate listed above. Educational programs and experiences are subject to change. UBC Botanical Garden reserves the right to cancel, change or reschedule a booking due to unforeseen circumstances, such as staffing issues.
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