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VanDusen Botanical Garden

5251 Oak St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada
604-878-9274
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Ranked #4 of 187 Attractions in Vancouver
Type: Gardens
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Walking, Viewing wildlife
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: This beautiful garden has 22 hectares of plants and trees.
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Castle Rock, Colorado, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

My family stopped by for a visit and in no time at all we were strolling through the most beautiful plants, pathways, lakes and streams all on the spacious acreage of the gardens. October was still warm. It doesn't have a great deal of flowering plants but makes up for that with amazing landscaping.

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British Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit to the Christmas lights this year. We take our children every year and it's truly magical!

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Edinburgh
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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Gardens aren't normally our speed on holiday, but we decided to head out here for a change - what a great surprise! The gardens themselves are beautiful, and an hour or two spent walking round was a relaxing alternative to some of our other holiday adventures. We walked out from the centre of town, which turned out to be a... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

VanDusen Botanical Garden was just beautiful. We had a walking tour with a very knowledgable guide. The weather happened to be good, which can be rare. But I think the garden would have been nice even in the rain. Spent 5 hours wondering around, but most people would not be there that long. The unique thing about the garden was... More

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Champaign, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Well thought-out, well maintained, courteous staff, reasonable admittance fee. A fairly long walk to/from the nearest subway station.

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Washington, DC
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57 reviews 57 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We spent about 3 hours wandering around the gardens. It's an amazing and large area filled with old growth trees and lovely surprises like a maze (made of hedges) and a Korean decorative pavilion overlooking an open area. Get a walking map at the outset and follow trails with flowers and trees that are "in season" or wander on your... More

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Chula Vista, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I am a lover of plants and have seen many botanical gardens thought the US and in other countries. The are many unique plants in a very natural setting here. The restaurant has pretty good food. You can also purchase a picnic basket for $40.00 and pick your picnic spot anywhere in the gardens. Or, enjoy tea in the patio.... More

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We loved these gardens. Having the plants named was very good. The restaurant where we had lunch, was excellent.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Kind staff and lovely garden. Nature made us drunk; all was nice and clean. It is a must see garden.i strongly suggest to visit.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My wife and I visited the Botanical Garden on our trip to Vancouver. The garden is larger than we expected it to be, and was very beautiful. I highly recommend that you go through the maze. It was a lot of fun. It isn't walkable from downtown, but I highly recommend the cab / train / bus ride to there.

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