Heritage walnut tree at Darts Hill Garden Park

Discover rare plants, shrubs and trees during seasonal openings at Darts Hill Garden Park.

Darts Hill Garden Park is a feature garden in South Surrey with many species of plants from all over the world. Francisca and Edwin Darts gifted the garden to the residents of Surrey in 1994. They wanted to ensure everyone could enjoy their garden and learn more about plants in Surrey.

The park features 7.5 acres of historic gardens and facilities with an additional 7 acres to explore. In the future, we will add educational facilities and expand the gardens to 21.5 acres total.

Public Openings

  • April 5 - September 29, 2024
  • Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 10am to 4pm

For year round access to Darts Hill Garden Park become a member!

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1633 - 170 Street

  • Admission is by donation. Suggested donation is $5.
  • Entry is free for Garden Members and children 12 and under.
  • Cash or Visa is accepted at the welcome table.
  • Funds collected support the work of the Darts Hill Garden Conservancy Trust Society to preserve and enhance the garden.
Park guidelines
  • Private events (including corporate events), staged photography and weddings are not permitted in the garden. See recommended parks for private events.
  • No bicycles or sporting equipment allowed.
  • No pets – only service animals, suitably identified, are permitted in the garden.
  • Pack your garbage out when you leave.
  • Limited wheelchair access.

  • Pathways are gravel with slight to steeper inclines.

  • The main pathways are suitable for users of walkers. However, stamina is required due to distances.


Upcoming events

  • Work Party at Darts Hill Garden Park

    Garden Work Parties

    Join our head gardeners in the care and maintenance of Darts Hill Garden Park. Best suited for those 16 years old and up – tools and training provided. Pre-registration is required. 

    • Dates: The third Tuesday of each month from April - October
    • Time: 10am-12pm
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  • Mother and child looking at flowers

    Nature Storytime (Ages 2-5)

    Enjoy a seasonal story with your child followed by a guided garden walk. Pre-registration is encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome if space is available day of. Parent/Guardian participation is required.

    • Dates: The second Saturday of each month from April - September
    • Time: 11-11:45am
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  • A person guiding a garden tour

    Tea & Tour

    Stop by Darts Hill for a tea or coffee with friends, followed by a leisurely tour of the garden featuring what's in bloom.

    • Dates: First Friday of the month (starting in June)
    • Time: 10:30am-12:00pm
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Darts Hill Garden Conservancy Trust Society

The garden is operated by the City of Surrey under the guidance of the Darts Hill Garden Conservancy Trust Society, who seek to continue the development of the garden and to extend opportunities to the public to enjoy the garden.

Darts Hill Garden Park Endowment

The Darts Hill Garden Park Endowment provides funds to build upon Francisca Darts’ vision for the garden.

See how you can contribute to the Darts Hill Garden Park Endowment.

Get Involved with the Darts Hill Conservancy Trust Society

Explore membership and volunteer opportunities

See more detailed visitor information including garden maps and event listings.

The story of 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 pure love of horticulture.

Out of a logged parcel of land, Francisca and Edwin 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.

"You don't want an instant garden, you want to live with your plants, see them grow up. I recommend that!" Francisca Darts, 2013

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.


Learn more about the history of the garden

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City of Surrey

Phone: 604-501-5050

Email: partnersinparks@surrey.ca

Darts Hill Garden Conservancy Trust Society

Email: info@dartshill.ca