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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 183 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
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This site is an enclave of specimen plants from all over the world. Beautifully maintained and at Christmas it is festooned with decorative lights and raises money for local charities.

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Yorkshire
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Visited here on a gorgegous sunny afternoon. At the end of April, not all the flowers where out but the blossom trees were in full bloom, just stunning. Thoroughly enjoyed our walk round with backdrop of mountain views, then an amazing Canadian take on afternoon tea on the terrance. One of the highlights of our trip to Vancouver.

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la
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

we went in the middle of the weekday and the garden was empty. Lots of variety of flowers. It started to sprinkle a little and the staff was able to loan us their umbrella for the duration we were at the garden. Highly recommend for a relax experience in the middle of a crowded city.

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Astoria, Oregon
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53 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

but interesting already. More walking exercise,and good photo opportunities. Observed gardeners planting for the spring and summer.

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BRITISH COLUMBIA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We attended the Cherry Blossom Japanese event to enjoy the colorful spring flowers ....we were so surprised that you can see more flowers on the streets of Richmond....more Cherry blossoms on #1 rd in Richmond...near the Terra Nova shopping center end.....A lot of bulb flowers return every year with out replanting ,,,my primroses rebloom each spring.....what is the problem with... More

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Buderim, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Lovely gardens, very interesting and well set out and maintained- away from inner city area. Nice café.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Took my family here as I thought they would enjoy it. The tables are crowded together, the food is average and not inexpensive. The service was average. All in all a very ho-hum experience and I definitely wouldn't go back.

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

These gardens are beautiful. We had 5 kids with us (ages10-15) and they were not too excited about going. However, they loved it! They did the maze multiple times and had a blast. There were lots of things to look at and they could run around and burn off energy! the gardens had lots of signs telling us what kind... More

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Melbourne, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I liked everything about it, the rhodendron trees in bloom, the maze, the paths through displays and the orchid show.

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Vancouver, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Suffering the winter blues, my boyfriend and I walked through Van Dusen on New Year's Eve. It was just what the doctor ordered! Beautiful lights, tasty treats throughout the park, and a spirit of the season. The exotic car show and All British Car Shows are also great times to visit the Gardens!

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