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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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This beautiful garden has 22 hectares of plants and trees.

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$128*
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Private Tour: Gardens of Vancouver

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Four season park!

We live in the valley but are members of the Gardens. We love to go for a walk anytime all year round, there is always something new to see. With a daughter living in the city... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Abbotsford, Canada
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Abbotsford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We live in the valley but are members of the Gardens. We love to go for a walk anytime all year round, there is always something new to see. With a daughter living in the city we go for a stroll around the garden whenever we get a chance. Lovely place to bring a picnic and a book and sit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love this garden. They host courses, local and global species. Every little path takes you on a new discovery of a different environment. You learn as you walk. There are lots of spaces and places to rest and reflect. My favorite is the fern section.

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Rockford, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This garden was very nice, but many flowers were no longer in bloom. If you have time, visit Buchart Gardens instead!!

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Teresopolis, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This huge botanical garden is just amazing. It is set with different subjects in each area, from everywhere in the world. It is huge, so save some time and energy for it! It is worth it..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Free walking tour you say? Yes please! Although you do have to pay the entrance fee, it's pretty minimal, and for the size of this garden I feel confident that the money is well spent! They have a great selection of botanicals, but also fountains, and an awesome herb and vegetable garden which was very fun to walk around. There... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't know much about plants, but I would like to and the VanDusen garden is a great place to learn about plants from all over the world. We were lucky enough to visit on a bright and sunny day but had only 90 minutes to spend. You could easily spend all day here (bring a picnic lunch and/or have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a little time here one afternoon and the gardens were pretty nice, but then after seeing Butchart in Victoria, there is no comparison. If Butchart is on your sightseeing list, there's really no point in stopping here too. The hedge maze was pretty cool (I've always wanted to try one), but it wasn't particularly hard. Overall, it was... More 

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Gisborne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to relax and wander as there are plenty of spots for relaxing in the garden. It is a great place for photographing views and flowers. The vegetable garden area is very instructive as well as attractive. The vegetables are grouped to show the origin of the vegetables and their relationships to each other. Lots of ideas for... More 

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Cupertino, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful park with well kept and maintained greens; lots of unique shrubs very delicately placed with nicely organized manner. Worth a walk thru during your visit to Vancouver. If you really want to get more history and info about the creativity, hire a personal guide but it is not necessary if you going to stroll around and enjoy the park... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are well laid out and quite beautiful. We were there mid-August - not much was in bloom, so many shades of green. It would be a nice place to go and read a book. Very quiet. The Elizabethan Hedge Maze was fun - not very large or difficult, but fun none-the-less. It is one of only six in... More 

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Staying in Shaughnessy

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Shaughnessy
Residential neighbourhood to the ultra-wealthy, the gorgeous manor houses centred around The Crescent area are a fabled sight to behold. Shaughnessy is Vancouver's most verdant plotted neighbourhood, and its tree-lined streets, walking routes, bike trails, and charming public parks make for an ideal location to spend and afternoon communing with nature. Consequently, it is also the botanical centre of the city, featuring conservatories and an expansive Botanical Garden, taming and sculpting the wild into seasonal viewing areas and enchanting landscapes. Quiet, elegant Shaughnessy excels at providing the Three Gs: Gardens, Golfing, and Galleries.