Visit the Garden
Darts Hill Garden Park welcomes visitors at public open days, special events, plant sales, private guided tours, and special members’ days.
The gates to Darts Hill Garden Park will open to welcome the public next spring. Explore the garden during our drop in Public Garden Strolls, open from 11am to 3pm on Friday, Saturdays, and Sundays beginning in April 2022.
Plan a visit
Darts Hill Garden Park will be open next spring for drop in garden strolls.
Hours of Operation
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 3pm
beginning in April 2022
Darts Hill Garden Conservancy Trust Society and the City of Surrey are following the guidelines of the COVID-19 Public Health Orders so all activities, programs and events are subject to change. Before travelling to the garden, please check the Darts Hill Garden Park calendar to confirm opening.
To enhance your enjoyment of the garden three seasonal maps are available for download. Scroll to the bottom of this page to access them plus a colour garden map. The main pathways are gravel with inclines; they may be suitable for some wheelchair users.
Partners in Parks Special Events: Public Family Programming:
Organized by the City of Surrey Partners in Parks, the intent behind family programming is to have parents or caregivers and children participate in self-guided activities throughout the garden. The goal is to spark an interest, appreciation and connection to Darts Hill Garden Park in younger families so they will continue to engage with the garden for years to come.
Spring Scavenger Hunt: Families will be provided with markers to find and tasks to complete throughout the garden trails. Markers and tasks (ie. Find garden bed #25 and write down the name of the plant) along the trails. This activity is meant to spark an interest in the different plant species in the garden as well as teach families how to engage with the garden appropriately.
Flower in Bloom Drawing Station: Families and individuals will be presented with the opportunity to draw the flowers in bloom. Art supplies and easels will be provided at intervals throughout the garden where spectacular seasonal flowers are in bloom.
Flower Seek & Find: Much like a scavenger hunt, families will be given pictures of seasonal flowers in bloom to find throughout the garden. Markers will be placed by the flowers to give the common and specimen names, as well as description. At the end families will be encouraged to tell hosts their favourite and why.
Meadow Story Time: Safely distance story time for families that incorporates thematic importance of wild flowers and bees. Story times can be run at various intervals throughout the day to ensure that time slots are not too full.
Live Music Programming:
Organized by the City of Surrey Partners in Parks, the intent behind live music in the garden once per month is to provide an outdoor music experience in a casual way that can be enjoyed while wandering throughout the garden. Music will be projected via speakers on 100 foot cables from a central location by the pond. Exact locations to be determined.
Dates of our 2021 Special Events and Activities appear on our calendar.
Darts Hill Garden Conservancy Trust Society and the City of Surrey Partners in Parks are following the guidelines of the COVID 19 Public Health Orders so all activities, programs and events are subject to change.
Sounds of Summer may also return to the park in 2021. Wednesday July 28 and Wednesday August 11 are tentatively booked for these popular concerts held on the pasture. In 2020 both of these were cancelled and may be cancelled again this year but they are on the schedule! Check the DHGCTS website closer to the dates for cancellation updates.
The Society and the City of Surrey are following the guidelines of the COVID 19 Public Health Orders so all programs and events are subject to change.
FIVE Plant Sales are scheduled for 2022. Please check the events/calendar for more information and the dates of these Sales.
Our Plant Sales offer a wide selection of perennials, ferns, ground covers, shrubs, and trees at very reasonable prices and ready to be planted in your garden. Many of these plants have been selected from Darts Hill Garden and cared for by our Propagation Team.
The Society and the City of Surrey are following the guidelines of the COVID 19 Public Health Orders so all programs and events, like Plant Sales, are subject to change.
Garden Tours may be available in 2022. For more information contact [email protected].
Darts Hill is a large (7.5 acre) hillside garden with 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.
No pets please – only service animals, suitably identified, are permitted in the garden.