Darts Hill Garden Park
Visit Darts Hill Garden Park, with its rare and precious plants, shrubs and trees.
City parks are open for casual use. Please follow all posted signage and keep your guard up to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Stay home when sick, stay 2 metres apart, and consider wearing a mask in crowded places.
Darts Hill Garden is re-opening in the fall for pre-registered visits. See below for registration details.
Due to the sensitive nature of the garden, wedding and graduation photos, pets, bicycles and sporting equipment are not permitted in the park.
Planning a Visit
Darts Hill Garden Park is reopening with updated guidelines to allow the community to safely enjoy the park. All visitors will be required to pre-register for a Darts Hill Garden Stroll. Entry times will be available every 30 minutes. Visitors will have 90 minutes to enjoy the garden.
- General Admission Tickets are $5.00
- If you are purchasing tickets for multiple people please pre-register by phone
- Children under 12 can enter for free with an adult. If you are planning to bring children to the garden, email email@example.com with the following information.
- Registration date
- Registration time slot
- Number of children
- Tickets are free for Garden Members
- Please register by phone
Pre-Register by Phone
If you would like to register by phone or if you are purchasing tickets as a member or for multiple people, please call the City of Surrey Call Centre at 604-501-5100
Call Centre Hours of Operation
- Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
- Closed: Saturday, Sunday, and Statutory Holidays
Fall Hours of Operation
September 4 to October 4, 2020
- Fridays, 11am -2pm
- Saturday and Sunday, 11am - 3pm
Friday entry times are as follows:
Saturday and Sunday entry times are as follows:
- For the best registration experience, we recommend using Google Chrome as your internet browser.
- All registrants need a MySurrey account to register.
- If you have any issues registering online, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.
- Visit our New Online Registration System page for more information including video tutorials and guidelines.
For questions regarding registering for a time slot:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call: 604-501-5100
Photo Album credit: Scarlet Black
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.
Darts Hill Garden Park Endowment
The Darts Hill Garden Park Endowment provides necessary funds to build upon Francisca Darts’ vision of a Plantsman’s Garden. The Endowment contributes to capital projects that ensure the garden continues to be a unique and vital asset within the City of Surrey. Your generous contribution helps ensure the fund continues to grow and provides benefit to visitors to Darts Hill Garden Park through additional amenities and improvements.
In 1994 Edwin and Francisca Darts donated their 7.5-acre garden to the City of Surrey and its citizens. Their intention was to give Surrey its own garden to be used as a horticultural centre for the preservation, enhancement, and development of plants. Learn more about the Darts Hill Garden Park Endowment and opportunities to contribute to the legacy of Darts Hill Garden Park.
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.