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“A wonderful botanic garden”

VanDusen Botanical Garden
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Ranked #6 of 356 things to do in Vancouver
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This beautiful garden has 22 hectares of plants and trees.
Miami, Florida
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A wonderful botanic garden”
Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

What a lovely tranquil and interesting garden this is. Wonderfully curated and themed with a great collection of plants. One can easily forget that there is a big dynamic city surrounding it. The garden has very well placed and tasteful art installations throughout the grounds. Definitely worth a visit.

Visited September 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“An Oasis!”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

This is my and my husbands favourite botanical gardens. We visit at least four times a year - one visit per season - and it never disappoints. To do this garden justice you have to put aside about four hours, especially if you are in to photography. You can then round the visit off with either a snack in their snack/coffee bar or a delicious meal in their restaurant. No trip to Vancouver would be complete without visiting here.

Visited September 2013
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Cambridge, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice garden”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

Garden was good like any other, but the best part was Truffles cafe within the garden. Excellent brunch.

Visited August 2013
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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“VanDusen in Gentle Rain”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

A Thursday afternoon, and the gardens were quiet in the light, occasional rain. I was not expecting to be too impressed, despite the positive reviews, given the relative youth of the garden. However, while much of the tree collection is young, there are magnificent Douglas firs, and a stand of giant sequoia that, while youngish, are impressive. And the garden is so well laid out and tended - it quickly became one of my global favorites.

Visited September 2013
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San Francisco, California
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“Best in Spring”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Plan to spend about two hours here. The self guided walking tour is about an hour long. Better to go in the Spring when the flowers are in bloom.

Visited August 2013
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