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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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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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 34 reviews
"hedge maze"
in 32 reviews
"truffles cafe"
in 21 reviews
"water features"
in 31 reviews
"plants and trees"
in 24 reviews
"full bloom"
in 26 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 21 reviews
"beautiful flowers"
in 17 reviews
"gift shop"
in 38 reviews
"queen elizabeth park"
in 25 reviews
"rose garden"
in 32 reviews
"different areas"
in 15 reviews
"few hours"
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"couple of hours"
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"sunny day"
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Reviewed yesterday

The grounds are absolutely beautiful! We had perfect weather and went first thing in the morning at 9am because we heard it was less busy then, which we found to be true. The cafe on the grounds has nice bakery/tea/coffee offerings. We had the cinnamon...More

Thank Christine C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the nicest botanical gardens I've visited. The layout if amazing with wonderful curvy paths and rolling grasses. The artwork is lovely. This is a great way to relax and enjoy the flora of the area.

Thank foreigncarnut
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A springtime visit to the gardens made for a very pleasant afternoon outing. We happened to be there when the cherry trees were about in full bloom, along with rhododendrons, camellias, and the spring bulbs. While it's not the largest botanical garden I've seen, it...More

Thank Mary Jo N
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The gardens are beautiful, and a great place to walk, or relax and even watch a few birds. There are different areas of the gardens, and I really enjoyed the areas around the ponds, and fountain. The rose garden was lovely too, with so many...More

Thank pdenevers7
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A lovely garden near downtown which is well maintained and has an interesting collection of trees and flowers. Rose garden is very impressive. There is an admission charge but it is worth it.

Thank leightayl0r
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have gone in the summertime when all the flowering plants are in bloom and it is just gorgeous. I have also gone during their winter season when they have the holiday lighting display. It is absolutely amazing! It is super busy around Christmas time....More

Thank Carmynomad
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most beautiful gardens in the world. Perfect place to get away from the city and go for a walk or have a quiet read. Great place to take the kids for a safe place to run. Two good restaurants or pack a...More

Thank Susan M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful tranquil gardens. Full of lush colours. Pleasant restaurant nearby to enjoy relaxed lunch.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first thought I would only be there for an hour or two... Ended up wander around for about 4! You have many many things to see! The guided tour is highly recommended and lasts for about 45 minutes. Many species from all around the...More

Thank Daniel M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife needs assistance due to knee problems and we were afraid we wouldn't be able to see much of the gardens. I called ahead to ask if they had wheelchairs to which one of the docents said yes, but had a better suggestion. The...More

Thank abqdor
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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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241sheilam
June 21, 2018|
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Response from Emily S | Property representative |
In July we're open from 9am to 8pm daily. If you're looking for a quieter experience then we would recommend visiting in the evening between 5pm and 8pm. Generally weekends are busier than week days and evenings are the... More
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Lorraine D
December 20, 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
November 3, 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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