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Cultural Centre

Rooftop Garden

Where nature paints and art blooms 
Where plants gather and people grow 
Where seeds of tradition harvest innovation

‘’Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.’’

~Henry David Thoreau       

Rooftop Garden ImageRooftop Garden

Richmond’s Rooftop Garden, the urban cousin of Terra Nova, is located at the Richmond Library/Cultural Centre. Formerly a homage to concrete, the space has been transformed into a green oasis. The garden will host outdoor arts events and innovative programs ranging from growing food in small spaces to water conservation techniques. It will also serve as the foundation for a Culinary Arts program.

As the City grows it will become more important for the community to have widespread knowledge of urban gardening and agriculture: both in terms of the aesthetic beauty of a City but also in terms of the practicality of providing locally grown food. In this sense, this garden aims to be a legacy for future generations. 

Richmond Library/Cultural Centre, 2nd Floor
7700 Minoru Gate

Hours of Operation
The Rooftop Garden will be re-open from May 15, 2017.
Monday to Friday from 9:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday & Sunday from 10:00am - 4:00pm 

For more details, please call 604-247-8300.

Richmond Garden Club
Richmond Garden Club members are proud to volunteer in maintaining the rooftop garden in the Richmond Cultural Centre. This little oasis adds a microscopic view of urban gardening in the middle of the City of Richmond. Richmond Garden Club members bring their love of gardening and expertise to work in this garden from April to October. To join the Richmond Garden Club, email us at and get in on this wonderful volunteer opportunity!

RichmondGardenClub   When:  4 Wednesday's of every month
(January - June;
September - November), 7:00pm

Where: Richmond Cultural Centre
7700 Minoru Gate

For more info:

All this for only $12 annual; $15 annual per couple

Chess in the Garden
During the Rooftop Garden hours of operation, visitors can enjoy a game by signing out the chess or checkers set from the front desk (damage deposit required for signing out chess set).

Rooftop Chess Board 2Rooftop Garden Checkers

If a Rooftop Garden volunteer is on shift, visitors do not need to sign out the chess/checkers set, they can simply arrive and play.

Camyar Chaichian
Arts Coordinator
Phone: 604-247-8326