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VanDusen Botanical Garden

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
5251 Oak St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada
+1 604-257-8335
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Overall we were disappointed, after reading the TA ratings. I am a Certified Master Garden and we have visited numerous public gardens around the world. VanDusen was very nice but nothing extraordinary. Very very well maintained, lovely entrance building and dining space. Gardens were very...More

Thank I7990PRdonnat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wasn't aware of the botanical gardens until my son suggested it to us for an afternoon trip this Autumn. My wife and I are keen gardeners and the VanDusen certainly pack a lot into its 55 acres. It's easy to get around but I'd...More

Thank Pierreaulit
Reviewed 1 week ago

VanDusen botanical garden, on Oak St. and West 37th. Ave., is one of the loveliest gardens in Vancouver. I reported to you before on how beautiful the garden is in the summer and the winter. Today, I would like to tell you about "VanDusen in...More

Thank medi470
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely casual tea for two in the Truffles cafe and then a delightful walk in the quiet gardens. Such a treasure in the middle of the city! Plenty of places to sit and sip a hot drink on a cool fall day 😃....More

Thank Wim V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't say anything about the Garden in the winter, but it has been beautiful spring, summer and, now, fall. One can easily spend 2-3 hours walking around the variety of micro-environments in this former golf course converted to a park. Most of the walks...More

Thank Mel S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We both enjoy gardening and visiting these type of showcase gardens and this one did not disappoint. Started off planning our visit over a cup of coffee in Truffles cafe in the visitor centre. This garden is a manageable size and yet much has been...More

Thank YorksRick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son knows we love gardens and gardening so this might have been an obvious choice but what a great choice for a sunny day in October. With the maples turning to their Autumn colours and the press of summer tourists well past it's an...More

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family loved the festival of lights! My girls rode the carousel, we danced to a YMCA light show, and we took pics with all the photo props! The lights were so well planned, and it was just as fun for the grown-ups as it...More

Thank Rachel I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a morning walking through VanDusen and have to say what a beautiful garden it is. Every section provides a unique climate and even in September it was green and lush. The inclusion of various artwork also provided nicely to the landscape. The flowers were...More

Thank Cabasf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you drive by the garden on Oak St, you would never suspect that there is such a huge 55 acre garden in the heart of the city. It's prime location in the most expensive neighbourhood in Vancouver. The location is centralized and plenty of...More

Thank flower154943
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
23 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