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VanDusen Botanical Garden

5251 Oak St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada
+1 604-878-9274
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This beautiful garden has 22 hectares of plants and trees.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
5251 Oak St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada
+1 604-878-9274
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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely walking around. They do have tours but we were at the wrong time so just wandered following the map provided (this was a bit confusing in places). Plants well marked. Think we saw 1 blue heron twice - or may have been 2 in...More

Thank Ruth448
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Do not miss this gem of a garden in Vancouver. Truly well designed masterpiece, easily walkable rich experience. Takes only a couple of hours. Nice collection of flowers, shrubs and trees. If you are not driving, you can cab over easily.

Thank Yatriguru
Reviewed 2 days ago

The gardens at the Van Dusen are grouped mostly by where the plants came from. There is a Mediterranean garden, a Southern Hemisphere garden, a Japanese garden and so on. But there is also a rose garden, a vegetable garden, and a large lily pond....More

Thank Mmarymomm
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's a very nice place to spend some hours, there's some much nature to see. A peaceful and relaxing place. You should pay a small fee to go to this garden but sure it's worth it, There is a japanese garde, a rose garden a...More

Thank Mariana S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Was a nice place to visit and walk around, however as with other botanical gardens you feel like to get total enjoyment out of them you need to be a biologist to appreciate the subtle differences between different types of tree. The 'northern' section was...More

Thank Alexander G
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a highlight of our time in Vancouver: we highly recommend the gardens and the delicious and healthy options for lunch: a delightful place to spend a few hours.

Thank MartsoSwan
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had family visiting from abroad and they just loved every moment at these beautiful gardens. Well worth the price of admission.

Thank richthetech
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite a variety of trees, plants, shrubs. Enough shady areas throughout garden on those sunny & warm days.

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw plants and trees that we have never seen before. The layout of the botanical garden is very inviting and a beautiful place to spend time as a family or couple. I hope to visit here again.

Thank Kevin5542
Reviewed 1 week ago

Over 7,000 types of flowers and trees. It is absolutely stunning. They change out the flowers each season and Christmas. Many unusual varieties. Really inspires you to get started improving your garden. Take a serene stroll through and give your cares away.

Thank 17NancyS
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
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Mitchell F
24 April 2017|
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Response from Bev C | Reviewed this property |
The weather is generally nice. This year we have had an unusually cold and rainy spring. There are no covered paths.
6 January 2017|
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Response from Dirk R | Reviewed this property |
While normally I could affirm a yes this winter has been cold, freezing and most of the flowers are hiding terrified of the air.
26 December 2016|
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Response from Avik C | Reviewed this property |
Not necessarily Each season has its unique look at VanDusen gardens; you will have plenty to see in Summer, Spring and Fall but Winter would be a little too cold for a visit there