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VanDusen Botanical Garden

5251 Oak St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada
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Ranked #4 of 184 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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Vancouver, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Went there in the evening during the Christmas week. Really nicely decorated with lights. Light shows with music. You can buy snacks inside too. No parking was available so we had to park 2 blocks away from the Botanical Garden.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Very pretty. A nice break in a very busy city. I was there during rush hour traffic so it was kind of nice when I left the busy streets were way calmer.

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Atlanta, GA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A world class botanical garden. Practically impossible to do in a single day, but you will have the time of your life trying if you are a fan of nature.

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Dripping Springs, Texas
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Well laid out park with some wonderful collections. The landscape design is really creative and beautiful. A nice break form the busy city activites.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We hadn't been to VanDusen for several years. What a pleasant surprise! The grounds are extensive and beautifully planted, with most plants identified. Local sculptors' work dot the gardens. We were a bit pressed for time and couldn't see everything but can't wait to go back. A pleasant cafe and a full service restaurant add to visitors' enjoyment.

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Morgan Hill, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful garden experience. Take your time and see the sites of this garden. Do not go expecting butchart gardens but do take the time to explore all 55 acres of this garden you won't be disappointed! Don't forget your AAA card for a discounted entrance fee. If this review was helpful please let me know...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Large park, not crowded. Tremendous variety of plants from around the world. A little wild looking; not as manicured as Butchart. Are you smarter than a rat? Prove it on the fun maze.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

GO! That's all I can say! The most beautiful gardens I've seen. Go along with one of the volunteer guides - a treat indeed!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Very nice gardens, well laid out. Check their blooming calendar for the best months to visit. Nice restaurant on site for lunches, dinner, and drinks.

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White Rock, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

VanDusen doesn't disappoint during any season. Whether you catch the uplifting spring blossoms, the summer explosion of colour or the stunning lights at Christmas time, you are sure to be impressed. If you do happen to go in December, be prepared for parking to be at a premium or travel via public transit.

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