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VanDusen Botanical Garden

5251 Oak St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada
+1 604-878-9274
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This beautiful garden has 22 hectares of plants and trees.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
5251 Oak St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada
+1 604-878-9274
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Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the best parks in Vancouver! Lots of flowers, a very good restaurant, even the souvenir shop is better then in the other parks! You can spend all day there.

Thank janetan2
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved the walk through what WAS once the old Shaughnessy Golf, 37th and Oak on Vancouver ' s West side, roughly a km West of Queen Elizabeth Park. 100's of varietals of trees n flowers from round the world, a respite from the jungle of...More

Thank r s
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here recently with our grade 2/3 class. They offer an excellent experience in a beautiful setting. Our class learned a lot, loved the pond scoop, and the maze was a huge hit with all the kids.

Thank Iluvgramma
Reviewed 4 days ago

This large botanical garden is easily accessed by bus and is set out with a number of themed areas which makes for a pleasant outing. We started in the North American forest including massive redwoods and douglas fir and went around a couple of ponds...More

Thank TassieTravellers99
Reviewed 1 week ago

The VanDusen Botanical Garden has an amazing collection of plants from all over the world. There are many interesting sections, but my favourites were the Rose Garden and the Maze. The flowers are beautiful and the tree varieties interesting. Who knew there were so many...More

Thank DonkN
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a delightful way to spend several hours! It was a drizzly day with no crowds so perfect for enjoying the beauty of the multitude of flowers and plants from around the world. I can only imagine how beautiful it would be in the fall...More

Thank midgemom
Reviewed 1 week ago

MY wife and I didn't know much about this garden, but caught the bus out from Vancouver for a visit. We were very impressed with the garden. Very well laid out and lots of interesting features.

Thank Wacoo67
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only had a little over 90 minutes for our visit. Being from the arid American west, we were quite impressed with the lush abundance of vegetation, water features and well marked walkways and displays. We covered a lot of the park, but left more...More

Thank GoodFoodLover11
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very big garden to look around you need lots of time to see every thing they even have a maze to get lost in

Thank christine r
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the bus at 2.75 each way. The price was ok and there is a reasturant also. It is a well layed out garden with wild life in and on the ponds. There is plenty of lawns for a picnic and a childrens play...More

Thank michael H
Residential neighbourhood to the ultra-wealthy, the
gorgeous manor houses centred around The Crescent area
are a fabled sight to behold. Shaughnessy is
Vancouver's most verdant plotted neighbourhood, and
its tree-lined streets, walking routes, bike trails,
and charming public parks make for an ideal location
to spend and afternoon communing with nature.
Consequently, it is also the botanical centre of the
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Mitchell F
What is the weather like in early June. If it is raining are there covered roof paths
23 April 2017|
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Response from Bev C | Reviewed this property |
The weather is generally nice. This year we have had an unusually cold and rainy spring. There are no covered paths.
Is it worth visiting the garden in early February? Or will not much be blooming?
6 January 2017|
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Response from Dirk R | Reviewed this property |
While normally I could affirm a yes this winter has been cold, freezing and most of the flowers are hiding terrified of the air.
Is July, September or October the best time to visit
26 December 2016|
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Response from Avik C | Reviewed this property |
Not necessarily Each season has its unique look at VanDusen gardens; you will have plenty to see in Summer, Spring and Fall but Winter would be a little too cold for a visit there