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VanDusen Botanical Garden

5251 Oak St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada
+1 604-878-9274
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5251 Oak St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada
+1 604-878-9274
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Was there for Mother's Day--so many trees and plants in bloom. A beautiful day in a beautiful garden. There's a 2 for 1 coupon in the Entertainment book making the entrance for adults $5.50--a real bargain!

1  Thank Bruce W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Many flowers dead or had dead leaves, labelling of plants and trees hit snd miss, not essy to find various areas on maps.

Thank snow47
Reviewed 4 days ago

We saw these gardens while participating in the annual All British Field Meet car show in May 2017. The gardens are large with pathways meandering though for your stroll. While we were there the rhododendrons were in bloom. There is a cafe/visitor center and a...More

Thank EESTravels
Reviewed 4 days ago

There was about every plant you could think of that would survive in this climate. Gardens are divided into sections. There is a small waterfall in a remote part of the gardens. There is also a nice maze. You could wander here for hours enjoying...More

Thank Drigby1
Reviewed 5 days ago

I come to the Van Dusen garden every time I am in Vancouver, I love it here. It's a fabulous garden with lots to see and enjoy. Everything from a Zen garden, to the Maze, or walk through the rhodendren trail. This time of year...More

Thank Lizzy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...More

Thank Mamastrosity
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank sharonleann
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank lisa l
Reviewed 1 week ago 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,...More

Thank loveDCA
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Angela W
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
What is the weather like in early June. If it is raining are there covered roof paths
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.
Is it worth visiting the garden in early February? Or will not much be blooming?
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.
Is July, September or October the best time to visit
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