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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 190 Attractions in Vancouver
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Viewing wildlife, Walking
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This beautiful garden has 22 hectares of plants and trees.

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Vancouver, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

A wonderful place to spend a few hours. Beautiful and interesting. Even when the garden is busy you can always find quiet spots to just enjoy the garden.

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A lovely garden experience, worth the drive/ bus ride from downtown. Spring is out of this world with color and blossoms. Christmas winter eves delightful with the lights all aglow. 37 acres, themed areas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Went there when the spring floral explosion was in full mode, gorgeous! Such a vast garden and so pretty and well kept!

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Large variety of wonderful plants and fauna surrounded by water areas, and some nice art sculptures. Had a nice cup of coffee and light meals in the very pleasant restaurant with contemporary outdoor seating. Great place to visit.

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We went here in the afternoon, it was cloudy, and raining off and on. Regardless, it was a very pleasant experience! If you're into trees, gardens, and such, I would recommend this. It was like we were in a whole different world within the city. There's so much to walk around and look at. The grounds are well maintained and... More

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BC Canada
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Make a trip to the gardens for the Christmas Festival of Lights- a wonderland of lights and music for the whole family!

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Coquitlam
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62 reviews 62 reviews
46 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

VanDusen is more of a horticulturalists garden than a tourists in that it is primarily species oriented rather than offering beautiful flowers. That being said, visiting in the Fall offers a vista of wonderful colours, shapes and textures, and of course in December the garden is lit with hundreds of thousands of lights, and if it snows, it truly is... More

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Seattle
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

If you are into plants, streams, ponds, hedge mazes, sculpture and as much time as you want for a walk in fresh air you must see these gardens if you visit Vancouver. We had a wonderful walk around for several hours. There are graveled trails through all sorts of environs on this converted 18 hole golf course. The Vancouver Botanical... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Always a nice place to visit with something different to see depending on the season. I particularly like spring, but I've also been there in Winter and Fall which both have their botanical highlights. I love the art pieces (Squid!) throughout the park as well as the maze, which is always fun even if I pretty much know the route... More

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Powell River
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Always great to visit these gardens. We have been many times at different times of the year and they are always beautiful. The views over the city also make the visit worthwhile.

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