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Park & Tilford Gardens

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Address: 440 Brooksbank Ave, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7J 3S8, Canada
Phone Number: 1 604 984 8200
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We always pop in around Christmas to see all the lights. It's a nice peaceful walk though. Very nice throughout the year as well. Grab a coffee and lunch from the local shops and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2016
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NORTH VANCOUVER
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This little garden holds quite a lot of interesting plants in a variety of settings. Loved the history behind the gardens (created as a community gift by a distillery that used to be on the property). The distillery is gone but the garden remains. Lovingly cared for by staff and volunteers, I always like to drop by when I am... More 

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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bizarre location, not very wild. Sort of a has been place. Worth a stop if you are passing through on a long trip but only for a quick stroll. I was disappointed the first time I went and been hoping for much more.

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Thank Mark B
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gardens use to be well maintained and lovely to walk through. In the past year or more it is a pretty poor showing. Not well maintained and not many interesting or colourful flowers. Not worth the time to go there.

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Thank Jim B
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

We usually walk through here during Christmas to look at the lights. The garden itself isn't very big so it's perfect for families with little kids who don't like walking.

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Thank JasonCowl
NORTH VANCOUVER
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

We always pop in around Christmas to see all the lights. It's a nice peaceful walk though. Very nice throughout the year as well. Grab a coffee and lunch from the local shops and have a nice picnic. My 2cts, Hope this helps.

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Thank flyfishn
North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Good place to walk through year round next to shopping area, Christmas time it is lighted up and allot of special arrangements, and at that time there is a donation, otherwise usually free to public.

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Thank purpleroses2015
Vancouver, Canada
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51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

My favourite section is the Japanese Garden - when the cherry blossoms are in bloom. The petals fall on the water feature, giving a wonderful sense of calm and peacefulness. Being a local, it's easy to stop by and wander the gardens for 15 or 20 minutes ... a hidden oasis - always rejuvenating. As a tourist attraction it's not... More 

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Thank Vista888
Birmingham
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

The park is uniquely located at the corner of a retail center. We thought we were in the wrong location when we first drove up. The park is not overwhelming in size, but we can appreciate what a nice diversion it is for those who live in the area. The hardscaping was extensive and you can sense that they are... More 

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Thank Brian C
Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

The gardens are a mere shadow of their former selves (basically back before the distillers moved out of North Vancouver). Moderately interesting if you have a few moments in the neighbourhood and want to chill for 5-10 minutes. Definitely not a destination.

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Thank cmbtraveller
Red Deer, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

If you're stopping by the mall for coffee or food, make sure to swing into the gardens. Excellent display of a huge array of plants both native and non-native to the area. Always something new to see no matter what time of year. And being free, the price can't be beat!

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