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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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Lovely gardens...

Beautiful experience here, lovely lush gardens with water features and cafes dotted around. Easy to access and family friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful experience here, lovely lush gardens with water features and cafes dotted around. Easy to access and family friendly.

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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Have not been here for years. Parts are tucked away. Fountains, gardens, and a maze. Also a vegetable garden and bee hives

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a lovely garden with nice strolls along the pathways. Must try is their fantastic blueberry mint lemonade!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been going here for years, less in recent years though since they "modernized" the place. It had a very lovely "small" caring "botanical" feel before, something that is hard to find in these types of places, (Kew gardens in London being a good example of a big place with a great small personal feel). Well, VDG has lost that.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is beautiful! The gardens are distinct and arranged by type - my favorite was the Magnolia/Hydrangea section. While it was too late in the season for the Magnolia blooms, the Hydrangeas made up for it. Much larger than expected - bring really comfortable shoes or break the visit up into manageable chunks (buy a membership in that case!)... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ever thought gardens will be ambassadors of mother nature? This is the place to go, bring your gears !

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You could easily spend the whole day here. Pack a picnic and a rug, find a spot and read your book. There is maze, a stone garden, several ponds and many different flora to explore. Most of the plants and flowers had little blurbs for you to read and educate yourself. There is also a restaurant if you're a little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

As a lover of gardens in general, and botanical gardens specifically, this ranks among the best I've been to.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the gardens in late August - very spacious, interesting. peaceful and beautiful. A little hard to find though - ask for directions from the friendly locals. We did in the end!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Give yourself at least 3 hours to look around this fascinating place. There are so many great things to see and you might even learn something too. The maze is fun as well as learning about the readwoods and other trees that I thought I was familiar with. Make sure to take a map as the people at the register... 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.