Behind a simple cedar fence in Vancouver’s Point Grey neighbourhood, lies a secret garden, a quiet oasis where Canada’s famed architect, the late Arthur Erickson, made his home for over fifty years. Residing in a minimal house set on the lane, he looked out to a contemplative garden landscaped with reflective water, rhododendrons, ferns, bamboo and grasses among mighty Douglas fir and dogwood trees. Arthur described its essence as “a clearing in the forest.” 

Together Arthur Erickson’s house and garden were his inspiration, his haven and one of his most delicate design accomplishments; a work of art, unique, and intact. The Arthur Erickson Foundation is sole owner of the property, and is responsible for its management, maintenance, and related operations. We are working hard to raise funds to support the restoration of the house and garden and to provide an endowment for its ongoing care.

The garden changes character through the seasons; visits are recommended April to October. Tours are offered at 4 pm on on the first and third Thursday of every month, or by special arrangement.

Sign up for a tour to visit the garden by selecting one of the upcoming dates below. For alternate tour dates or larger group tours, please contact Simon Scott at (604) 306-8031 or 



Sign up for an upcoming tour

Sign up for an upcoming tour by selecting one of the dates below:

Jul 2015 Aug 2015 Sep 2015 Oct 2015
Thursday Jul 16 (expired) Thursday Aug 6 Thursday Sep 3 Thursday Oct 1
Thursday Jul 23 Thursday Aug 20
Thursday Sep 17
Thursday Oct 15
      Thursday Oct 29


Photo Credit: Selwyn Pullan