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VanDusen Botanical Garden

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Address: 5251 Oak St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada
Phone Number: 604-878-9274
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Viewing wildlife, Walking
Description: This beautiful garden has 22 hectares of plants and trees.

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Nice garden

Went to VanDusen for the first time even though I live in the Lower Mainland. Must say I was a little underwhelmed. Maybe it's because of the time I went, there were for obvious... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Went to VanDusen for the first time even though I live in the Lower Mainland. Must say I was a little underwhelmed. Maybe it's because of the time I went, there were for obvious reasons not many flowers in bloom but still found it to be nice but not great. It is definitely a nice relaxing place to go for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

My partner and I were here in the summer and LOVED it! We heard Vancouver had an early spring and were hoping to see the city in full bloom with cherry, magnolia and camellia blossoms. And some of that is happening at VanDusen. Love Truffles Café for a snack before the walkabout.Beautiful and peaceful, with plenty of birds calling about.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We have visited the garden at various seasons and certainly Winter isn't the garden's best time. But there are still some flowering plants. The grounds are still very relaxing to walk. The maze is still fun for children. Etc. It's just a great place to go for a walk, maybe have some afternoon tea (although they were out this time!!).

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This garden is gorgeous...lovely place to walk and to see a huge variety of beautiful fauna and flora...you can get a snack or tea and lunch as well. Good for kids too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited here during December 2013 when the gardens were lit up with all of the Christmas lights - this is not a sight to be missed! It was just spectacular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This garden is just stunning any time of year. It's a real oasis in the city and is perfect for all ages. If you enjoy a walk in a nice garden, just go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very inexpensive and worth every penny. You can spend hours here admiring all of the plants and landscapes. The cafe there also has very good food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Walking through the gardens as Spring starts is always a pleasure. Towards the end of April, there is always a garden sale of plants at reduced prices. I have bought plants at this show every year since 1993.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is my favourite place in Vancouver. I cant believe that it is just off a really busy road, because when you go into the gardens you cant hear anything except for birds chirping, and the faint drizzle of water if it is raining. If you are a science teacher, you should definitely take your students here since there is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I have lived in the Lower Mainland for 23 years and had driven by but never visited this park until 2 summers ago when a friend came into town and we met in Vancouver so I needed to plan a day out. I have been back 2 more times since. Lovely experience and like stepping into a tropical forest in... More 

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