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 alternative tour dates or larger group tours, please contact Simon Scott at (604) 306-8031 or 



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

Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Jan 2018 Feb 2018 Mar 2018
Thurs, November 2 Thurs, December 7 Thurs, January 4 Thurs, February 1 Thurs, March 1
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Thurs, November 16 Thurs, December 21 Thurs, January 18 Thurs, February 15 Thurs, March 15






Photo Credit: Selwyn Pullan