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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, Walking, Viewing wildlife
Description: This beautiful garden has 22 hectares of plants and trees.
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If you like gardens, don't miss this one!

This place is huge. Lots of beautiful plants and flowers. The maze was amazing. Worth spending an afternoon here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Nevada City, California
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Nevada City, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This place is huge. Lots of beautiful plants and flowers. The maze was amazing. Worth spending an afternoon here.

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Ottawa, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I visited Van Dusen botanical garden with my family in May 2015. I had been there once before 8 years ago and remembered the garden as a lovely place; I was not disappointed. We took the Canada Line to the garden and walked about 15 minutes from the closest station. (It is also possible to catch a bus from the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Was here for the cherry blossom festival and was nice to see the gardens and various japanese culture related booths and fast food available all in one place. There isn't a lot of elevation at this particular garden so its also a good option for folks who can't handle more challenging gardens/parks. They have a small fall/stream at the garden.

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nyc
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

VanDusen is lovely oasis of a botanical garden. Although it is not a huge garden, there are many charming paths and lots of interesting plantings to enjoy. I particularly enjoyed the areas around the ponds.

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Lone Butte
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

These gardens have been renown for their beauty but now it is rundown with weeds flourishing, last fall leaves cluttering gardens and walks littered w bark chips. Nothing that TLC n effort couldn't correct. Massive difference between these gardens n the MacMillian observatory.

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Tennessee
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Well marked displays with great plantings. Good restaurant. Very near public transportation. No effort to display natives but to give good color. Rodies were blooming and were varied and nice.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The garden is good for a few hours walk around and enjoy the plants, definitely needs sunny weather. The building itself is one of the best in vancouver, based on the shape of a flower.

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vancouver, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is my very first visit to VanDusen Garden since it was Tourism Challenge so I was able to enter without a fee. The entire property is beautiful and so well maintained but I would suggest visiting a later month, perhaps June, July, August because there wasn't much in bloom in May. Their rhododendrons were radiation size and they were... More 

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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Nested on a hill, sit outside on a warm day and enjoy the scenery of Vancouver. Get there before the sun goes down and wait until the city lights come live around you. Food and service are superb.

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london, england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The weather always makes a big difference, especially if you intend wandering around a garden for best part of a day. We left our visit here for the last day of our trip to Vancouver and we had endless blue sky the whole time. The gardens are indeed lovely. Some rhododendrons had passed their best but others had just flowered... More 

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