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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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Beautiful gardens in summer!

We visited VanDusen Garden prior to a Alaska cruise out of Vancouver. It is an oasis of colorful and interesting plantings in a mostly suburban area. We enjoyed wandering the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Doug124
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Etowah, North Carolina
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Etowah, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited VanDusen Garden prior to a Alaska cruise out of Vancouver. It is an oasis of colorful and interesting plantings in a mostly suburban area. We enjoyed wandering the forest paths, the summer plantings, and the lakes and fountains. My wife is a dedicated gardener and Van Dusen had been on her bucket list. The admission is very reasonable... More 

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KENT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not sure what actually to expect but was pleasantly surprised. Visited when the trees were turning colour and so, got some beautiful sights with the different colours. Took a slow walk around and they were getting ready for a vintage motor show. So saw some lovely motors to boot, which was a bonus! Got a map to tell you what... More 

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Seattle
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This garden has great potential but budgets and lack of extra care bring this garden down a notch. It is certainly a pretty place to visit. Although it is a botanical garden, I wish it were better maintained regardless

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Paisley, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent dinner in a pleasant surrounding. Good choice of dinners (steak, duck, pasta, salmon, chicken, etc.)

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Smithers, B.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When I come to Vancouver I ry to see the VanDusen garden and I try to take a guided tour. Every guide is different and they are all interesting, entertaining and knowledgeable. Every season the Garden presents a different face and one always learns new things.

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Waynesboro. VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a do not miss attraction. It was worth figuring out the bus transit system to get here. Spent two hours walking and viewed the entire gardens.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Allow at least 2 hours to explore the extensive grounds which are varied and interesting. The maze & bee hives were a surprise to find. We visited in autumn but springtime would be even more impressive with the floral display.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breathing, clean, beautiful gardens. Don't miss this experience. It is one of the nicest gardens we have every experienced.

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Thank LynnDAbney
Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

VanDusen is one of my favorite botanical gardens to visit in the world. It is so beautiful and calm, and everyone is so nice. The scent, the scenery, it's perfect.. and by far a romantic place to be.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an awesome way to spend a day slowly strolling down a magnificent garden. Everything is very beautiful. (I recommend going in summer or spring) My personal favorite is that they have a maze made out of bushes it is actually very fun! I would love to go again

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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.