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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 185 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I loved the variety of plants and the garden settings here at VanDusen. We had a lovey day here and a light snack. I am in love with trees and plants so what can I say. the varyitys here are quite amazing.

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vancouver, bc
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Went with the family mid August to have a picnic on the great lawn. The gardens are beautiful and full of sculptures and paths that kids live exploring. The maze is also fun for kids.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We loved the garden. It was beautiful and manages to achieve that rare delight in an attraction open to the public - a sense of peace and traquility. The cafe was good too!

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Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Lots of Rhododendron. Pretty pond, eco-friendly. I am really enjoy to walk in the garden during the spring time. If the membership can bee cheaper, I will get it every year.

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Mississauga, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I love nature and peace and tranquility and VanDusen delivers on all fronts. Just off a busy street but a million miles away. Bring an extra memory card because you WILL take loads of shots. Would return anytime!

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Toronto
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I spent a sunny afternoon at this botanical garden. It's easy to get to by bus and they offer free tours. The volunteer who led my tour was passionate about all the plants we saw and made it an interesting and fun experience. Apparently the property used to be a golf course! They also have a great restaurant with high... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We took one of the guided tours (no additional charge) with Kumi. She was friendly, knew about the plants and history of the Gardens. The guided tour was around an hour fifteen minutes, and we were encouraged to take our time after and wander on our own as well. A very nice, relaxing part of our visit to Vancouver.

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Calgary
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28 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

a little piece of heaven in a busy urban landscape....give yourself a break and enjoy time out in a place of beauty. The gardens are well manicured and the flowers are gorgeous...there are interesting varieties of trees, flowers and shrubs and some lovely artwork too....definitely worth a visit.

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Alpine, Utah, United States
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45 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

I don't have a green thumb, but as someone who does appreciate beauty, this place is worth seeing. I don't know names/genus/species stuff, but there are those of you who would really enjoy. Worth seeing.

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San Diego, California
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239 reviews 239 reviews
93 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Loved the maze and the sunflowers. There are very extensive and beautiful gardens. We enjoyed spending time looking at all the different areas. The pond was nice and I enjoyed the rhodedendron gardens.

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