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VanDusen Botanical Garden

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5251 Oak St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada
+1 604-257-8335
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VanDusen Botanical Garden is a 55-acre oasis in the heart of Vancouver with over 7,500 plant species and varieties from around the world! Spot and photograph local wildlife, find your way through an Elizabethan hedge maze, unwind in a serene setting, dine on the patios of Truffles Cafe or Shaughnessy Restaurant, or browse the garden-themed gift shop. VanDusen has something for everyone to enjoy! The Garden's multi-award winning LEED Platinum Visitor Centre was named Most Sustainable Building of the Year in 2014. Shaped like an orchid when viewed from above, its organic lines echo the way nature and conservation have been considered at every turn.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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5251 Oak St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada
Shaughnessy
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"festival of lights"
in 88 reviews
"van dusen"
in 53 reviews
"light show"
in 35 reviews
"hedge maze"
in 29 reviews
"truffles cafe"
in 20 reviews
"water features"
in 30 reviews
"plants and trees"
in 21 reviews
"full bloom"
in 25 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 20 reviews
"gift shop"
in 38 reviews
"queen elizabeth park"
in 23 reviews
"rose garden"
in 31 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 29 reviews
"few hours"
in 39 reviews
"sunny day"
in 16 reviews
"downtown vancouver"
in 21 reviews
"rhododendrons"
in 53 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a lovely garden. I have been here many times but only to see the Christmas light show. It was lovely to finally see it in the daytime. You have to pay to see these gardens and quite frankly there are other free gardens...More

Thank Alex A
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were there in the middle of May. The rhododendrons were spectacular! The golden chain laburnum trees were magnificent. This is a beautiful garden. Highly recommend!

Thank Beautifuldays2013
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I spent two and half hours looking around the gardens and we didn’t see all there was to see. The different shades of green was a magnificent sight on its own, but when you add the colour from the plants and flowers...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You are greeted with a breath-taking landscape. The gardeners have sectioned off the garden by plant or garden type. There is a good mix of plants and art/sculpture work. Most species of plants are carefully labeled.

2  Thank SFBayAreaTrekker
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't expecting Keukenhof or Kirstenbosch. Or maybe I was. Anyways - if you have ever experienced a truly world class botanical garden, you might want to temper your expectations. I've been in the spring, summer and fall to experience the full spectrum of planting...More

1  Thank Stephanie B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens at VanDusen are a treasure and oasis. Gardens are stunning and so many paths to wander along. The sun was shining, the staff were all so pleasant and helpful and we had a very pleasant lunch in the cafe.

Thank TravellerVictoria
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

you will be inspire with many type of beautiful flower and the most exciting is the maze that you can play with friends and family.

Thank Wattanai S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunny, beautiful the 6th of May day to walk, absorb all the heavenly energy freely shared by all the "living buildings" in this garden! Try to count the Gigant Sequoias in the Redwood section: they move with you; by the time you realized there are...More

1  Thank araescu
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My only regret is that we wasted time at another (UBC) earlier in the day (separate review) and did not start here. Beautiful, so well labeled, friendly staff. Another member on here said you could see everything in less than an hour. He must not...More

Thank Roadtrip42Maryland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a rainy day, and still had fun (and it wasn't crowded). It's a fantastic botanical garden, and one could spend hours walking the various paths. Thoroughly enjoyed our time spent here.

1  Thank beth ann k
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Residential neighbourhood to the ultra-wealthy, the
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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
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Lorraine D
21 December 2017|
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Response from Emily S | Property representative |
Thanks for asking! Dogs are not permitted in the garden, with the exception of certified aid dogs.
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Kim S
4 November 2017|
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Response from Neilpilot | Reviewed this property |
You do not need a ticket to dine. In fact, we did just that, and then returned the following day for our garden tour. BTW, why would anyone post as an answer "Sorry, I do not know"? What's the point??
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Mitchell F
24 April 2017|
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Response from snow47 | Reviewed this property |
No the gardens are spread out, quite a lot of walking
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