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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
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

This beautiful garden has 22 hectares of plants and trees.

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My bucket list includes visiting garden mazes. This is the first garden maze I had ever been in. You can't get lost in this one. It is more a sight for the eyes. The VanDusen... read more

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

My bucket list includes visiting garden mazes. This is the first garden maze I had ever been in. You can't get lost in this one. It is more a sight for the eyes. The VanDusen Botanical Garden is lush, with ponds & animals, it is everything you could want to experience in a botanical garden. The rose garden was especially... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We thought we would spend about an hour here and ended up roaming and taking pictures ALL afternoon. Positively gorgeous!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a little out of the way from downtown Vancouver but worth it. The gardens are lovely. There is something for everyone and every season. If you came to Vancouver to see beautiful gardens and nature, don't leave this one off your list.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

VanDusen was an amazing surprise - not too far from the city center but quiet, peaceful, and full of nature. Part of it is built on top of the reservoir and the space is huge. A couple of beautiful lakes, some wooded trails, amazing gardens, a maze, and a small waterfall with an amazing variety of well-signed trees and plants.

Thank loveDCA
Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In fact the rain added to the atmosphere! The maze was fun, and the whole garden was so beautifully laid out, with the waterfalls, trees and the seasonal planting giving a real feast for the eyes.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the film crews in the garden a delightful way to spend a couple of hours. A fun maze to conquer, squirrels to see, medicinal plants, a medicine wheel, water features, sculptures, totem poles (2) and beautiful flowers.

Thank Dominique M
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With a season's pass to the gardens, I get to visit throughout the year. Each season has something different to offer. The rhododendrons put on a colourful display in the spring. I also love the Laburnum walk in the spring. This year the bright yellow "golden chain" blooms are late. The tulips are magnificent at the moment. These were my... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the gardens are great i hadn't been there in 40 years and the one day i chose to go it was the anual plant sale and it was crazy busy

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens are amazing anytime of the year, but at Christmas time, they became an attraction on its own with thousands of lights that enriches the entire experience. It is simply amazing! Try to come over the week instead of weekdays to avoid the crowds and take public transit since parking is difficult on the streets and s bit pricey... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went for a stroll here in the afternoon. The flowers and gardens are very beautiful and well kept. Excellent place for events or meetings.

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