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VanDusen Botanical Garden

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Address: 5251 Oak St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-878-9274
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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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Beautiful!

Although it was a little bit further out from the hotel we stayed in, It still was worth the trip! I would have enjoyed it better if the weather was nicer, but I guess this was a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although it was a little bit further out from the hotel we stayed in, It still was worth the trip! I would have enjoyed it better if the weather was nicer, but I guess this was a typical vancouver weather. I definitely think the garden is beautiful!

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Toronto, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You don't have to be a botanist to enjoy an afternoon strolling through VanDusen Gardens. There are enough different species to hold everyone's interest for an afternoon.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful nature walk with water features and beautiful flowers, it is also good around Xmas when they do their festival of lights event - grab a warm cup of hot chocolate and wander through the Christmas wonderland. Would not recommend the restaurant though.

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first time going to VanDusen in the summer time so many flowers really beautiful place & amazing.

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This botanical garden exceeded my expectations. Not only were the grounds extensive and filled with amazing trees and plants but the the setting was extremely tranquil. The Halloween exhibit was incredible!! There were hundreds of craved pumpkins lining the pathways. The craftsmanship demonstrated in these pumpkins was unbelievable!! Everything from Minions to Star War characters were on display. I can... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had an excellent time at this garden. We grabbed lunch in the cafe which had plenty of gluten-free options and treats for him. The fall colors were spectacular and the English hedge maze was a lot of fun as well as the meditation garden. If you enjoy gardens this is a great one to visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did a water colour art class that was advertised with the Cherry Blossom Festival and it was fantastic. A great day where I was able to meet some lovely ladies and be taught the secrets of water colour painting. Recommended for those that are a little creative.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delight in wandering the paths of 55 acres of botanical gardens in the centre of residential Vancouver.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From Spring to Fall this botanical garden is a must visit when in Vancouver. My wife and I go several times a year as there is every time something new to see as plants and flowers grow and are replaced by others as the season progresses. Th fall is particularly nice as the fall colors are splendid. In addition to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gardens are a stunning place to loose oneself for an afternoon or entire day. Extremely walkable for all ages and shapes and sizes. Beautiful at any time of year; whether spring bringing floral displays or autumnal wanders through the coloured foliage time is well spent at the gardens. Bring a snack and water / bevrage and enjoy the water... More 

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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.
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