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Darts Hill Garden Park

Darts Hill Garden Park

Please note that public access to Dart Hill Garden Park has been suspended for April due to global concern about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Due to the sensitive nature of the garden, wedding and graduation photos, pets, bicycles and sporting equipment are not permitted in the park.

A Secret Garden: The Story of Darts Hill Garden Park is available now for purchase at


1633 170 Street, Surrey BC

About Darts Hill

Created by Francisca Darts with the dedicated support of her husband Edwin, Darts Hill Garden Park is a showcase of 70 years of devotion, hard work and a pure love of horticulture.

Out of a logged parcel of land, Francisca and Edwin Darts cleared and transformed their property initially into an award winning orchard. As Francisca became more involved with local gardening clubs, so did her enthusiasm for rare and unusual plants from around the world. Gradually, they transformed their garden again, creating a collection garden – a plantsman’s garden. Wishing to see their garden continue to grow, inspire and teach new generations of gardeners, the Darts gifted their 7.5 acre garden to The City of Surrey in 1994.

Due to the sensitive nature of the botanical and unusual plant life at Darts Hill, it was Mr. and Mrs. Darts’ wish that events (including corporate events), event photography and weddings not take place in the garden. We highly recommend visiting Bear Creek Park, which is complete with a wedding chapel and beautifully manicured gardens on a first-come, first-served basis.

Be sure to explore all the display gardens in the City of Surrey.

Visit Darts Hill Garden

Visit Darts Hill Garden Park regularly during the peak months of April through July, as well as September and October. The garden may also be visited during special events such as Surrey's Sounds of Summer. To learn more about the garden, consider becoming a member.

The garden is open on the dates specified, rain or shine; entrance by donation is suggested. Parking is available 1633 170th Street. Sorry, no dogs please. This is a large hillside garden with limited wheelchair access. To help maintain the sensitive nature of this garden, please remain on designated paths at all times. Photography is highly encouraged to preserve your memories as no plant removal is permitted.

CANCELLED: Upcoming Openings

As the COVID pandemic continues, the health and safety of residents is our top priority. As such, we are following the BC Centre for Disease Control’s mandate to practice social distancing and limit gatherings greater than 50 people. At this time, all activities at Darts Hill Garden are cancelled through the end of April. This includes strolls, workshops, tours, and events.

Private Guided Tours

Book a private, two-hour tour of Darts Hill Garden Park. While exploring the winding pathways, you’ll learn about the garden’s history and its wide variety of rare plants.

Available Tour Times

Guided tours are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 to 12:30 and 1:30 to 3:30 or Saturdays from 11:30 to 1:30. Due to special events and garden closures, there will be no private guided tours on select Saturdays: April 25, May 10, May 23, June 29, September 20, and October 13.

How to Book a Tour

To book your Private Guided Tour, please call the City of Surrey at 604-501-5100. Private tours must be booked and prepaid two weeks in advance. Cost is $5 per person. One week’s notice is required for cancelation or reduction in numbers.

Walking tours require a minimum of five participants. Large-sized groups will be accommodated with additional guides. A golf cart is available for those with limited mobility and must be requested at time of booking. Golf cart tours can accommodate up to three people and will have a duration of 1.5 hours with the above noted start times. Cost of a golf cart tour is $25.

More Information

Call: 604-501-5050

Photo Album Credit: Scarlet Black


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