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VanDusen Botanical Garden

5251 Oak St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada
+1 604-257-8335
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VanDusen Botanical Garden is a 55-acre oasis in the heart of Vancouver with over 7,500 plant species and varieties from around the world! Spot and photograph local wildlife, find your way through an Elizabethan hedge maze, unwind in a serene setting, dine on the patios of Truffles Cafe or Shaughnessy Restaurant, or browse the garden-themed gift shop. VanDusen has something for everyone to enjoy! The Garden's multi-award winning LEED Platinum Visitor Centre was named Most Sustainable Building of the Year in 2014. Shaped like an orchid when viewed from above, its organic lines echo the way nature and conservation have been considered at every turn.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
5251 Oak St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada
+1 604-257-8335
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A most beautiful, lush and perfectly kept up garden stroll through the pathways. Especially gorgeous at the holidays. Not to be missed.

Thank Xavierrette
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even in the fall this is a great place too go for a walk and enjoy the outdoors and garden areas Getting ready for the Christmas light event. Great place too go.

Thank LLHH
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place in spring, summer or fall. It is perfect for a walk and learn about the flora in the park.

Thank Zizi M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a pleasure to visit VanDusen... A must visit every season. Spring has an array of gorgeous colours! The rhododendron garden is amazingly colourful as are the tulips. Big acreage to roam around in... relax, sit by a pond or just tour around the many...More

Thank Judy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its simply beautiful! And so much care has gone into making it wonderful to visit. Flowers are wonderful, the sidewalks are tended to, the birds are all around ... its great to bring children to. I love it there

Thank JoanieFM
Reviewed 1 week ago

The VanDusen gardens are always wonderful in the summer but are incredibly beautiful during the Christmas Lights show which is on for most of December.

Thank paddlerinpink
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the various themes, formal gardens and woodlands, lakes and streams which were all particularly beautiful at this time of year (mid October). You can round all of it in a couple of hours easily. We wound up enjoying late afternoon coffee and cake...More

Thank dodge440
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife wanted to do the maze, so we hiked around this enormous garden to see it. They were decorating for halloween in an Alice in Wonderland theme and it was very cute. When we got to the maze we were like two little kids...More

Thank Scott J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

beautiful stroll into garden.. the coffee shop inside the garden was a nice stop for afternoon lunch. spent the whole day exploring this garden.

Thank Arpita D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited in the height of summer, so everything was lush green. Not the first time we visit, and I can say they definitely improved over the years. Loved the ponds, the maze, the trees and the cool organic veggie garden. Can easily spend the...More

Thank Robert K
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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Kim S
4 November 2017|
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Response from Neilpilot | Reviewed this property |
You do not need a ticket to dine. In fact, we did just that, and then returned the following day for our garden tour. BTW, why would anyone post as an answer "Sorry, I do not know"? What's the point??
Mitchell F
24 April 2017|
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Response from snow47 | Reviewed this property |
No the gardens are spread out, quite a lot of walking
6 January 2017|
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Response from snow47 | Reviewed this property |
I wouldnt think there would be much to see. Even when we were there in early June, the flowers wernt very good, been hit and dry