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VanDusen Botanical Garden

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Address: 5251 Oak St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada
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+1 604-878-9274
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09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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This beautiful garden has 22 hectares of plants and trees.

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A botanical wonderland!

Was there for Mother's Day--so many trees and plants in bloom. A beautiful day in a beautiful garden. There's a 2 for 1 coupon in the Entertainment book making the entrance... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bruce W
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was there for Mother's Day--so many trees and plants in bloom. A beautiful day in a beautiful garden. There's a 2 for 1 coupon in the Entertainment book making the entrance for adults $5.50--a real bargain!

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Many flowers dead or had dead leaves, labelling of plants and trees hit snd miss, not essy to find various areas on maps.

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Anacortes, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We saw these gardens while participating in the annual All British Field Meet car show in May 2017. The gardens are large with pathways meandering though for your stroll. While we were there the rhododendrons were in bloom. There is a cafe/visitor center and a restaurant on site which were both good.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There was about every plant you could think of that would survive in this climate. Gardens are divided into sections. There is a small waterfall in a remote part of the gardens. There is also a nice maze. You could wander here for hours enjoying the views. The day we were there a university group was filming for a new... More 

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Toronto, ON
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I come to the Van Dusen garden every time I am in Vancouver, I love it here. It's a fabulous garden with lots to see and enjoy. Everything from a Zen garden, to the Maze, or walk through the rhodendren trail. This time of year you can also see the beautiful wisteria and laburnum path. Make sure you give yourself... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My bucket list includes visiting garden mazes. This is the first garden maze I had ever been in. You can't get lost in this one. It is more a sight for the eyes. The VanDusen Botanical Garden is lush, with ponds & animals, it is everything you could want to experience in a botanical garden. The rose garden was especially... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thought we would spend about an hour here and ended up roaming and taking pictures ALL afternoon. Positively gorgeous!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a little out of the way from downtown Vancouver but worth it. The gardens are lovely. There is something for everyone and every season. If you came to Vancouver to see beautiful gardens and nature, don't leave this one off your list.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

VanDusen was an amazing surprise - not too far from the city center but quiet, peaceful, and full of nature. Part of it is built on top of the reservoir and the space is huge. A couple of beautiful lakes, some wooded trails, amazing gardens, a maze, and a small waterfall with an amazing variety of well-signed trees and plants.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In fact the rain added to the atmosphere! The maze was fun, and the whole garden was so beautifully laid out, with the waterfalls, trees and the seasonal planting giving a real feast for the eyes.

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Shaughnessy
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 city, featuring conservatories and an expansive Botanical Garden, taming and sculpting the wild into seasonal viewing areas and enchanting landscapes. Quiet, elegant Shaughnessy excels at providing the Three Gs: Gardens, Golfing, and Galleries.
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