VanDusen Botanical Garden
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Visit vandusengarden.ca for COVID-19 safety procedures to best prepare for your visit. 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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Neighbourhood: Shaughnessy
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 city, featuring conservatories and an expansive Botanical Garden, taming and sculpting the wild into seasonal viewing areas and enchanting landscapes. Quiet, elegant Shaughnessy excels at providing the Three Gs: Gardens, Golfing, and Galleries.
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anthony c
2 contributions
Nov. 2022
The festival is highly overrated with the admission price they charged. Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam has better light display with $0 charge.
Parking is absolutely horrendous and I would not recommend taking the small children because of the wait and congestion.
Written November 25, 2022
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Tori
Wisconsin133 contributions
Nov. 2022
This is probably really cool during the peak season. It was nice to change the admission price for the off season because the gardens were rather plain when not in bloom.The light displays were set up for the Festival of Lights which was pretty nice, and the cafe inside was nice as well. We went while it was raining but most of the garden has paved paths which was very helpful.
Written November 23, 2022
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Graeme M
Mississauga, Canada26 contributions
Oct. 2022
regardless of the season, there is always a good reason to visit! plenty to see without a lot of walking - easy to get to with lots of parking
Written October 18, 2022
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shalfiow
Freshwater, UK20 contributions
Oct. 2022
This is an excellent garden, I haven’t been there for some years (I am a regular visitor from England) and regret not having been here before. A lovely morning walking round with the bonus of the harvest exhibit.
Written October 12, 2022
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sleepybexhill
Bexhill-on-Sea, UK1,498 contributions
If you want to see a garden while in Vancouver, this is a good option. You can easily spend a couple of hours wandering around this garden which showcases plants and trees from around the world at a fraction of the cost of Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island. This is a seasonal garden so your experience will vary depending upon when you visit. The garden staff keep the place in very good order. There is also a decent cafe on site.
Written October 4, 2022
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deepakgupta5
Vancouver, Canada490 contributions
Oct. 2022
This is a lovely botanical garden. I have only been to one other, which is in Sydney and I found the Vancouver botanical garden to be much bigger with more variety. My family and I had a great time strolling.. It's a really lovely place to walk around, take pictures or literally stop and smell the roses !

It is definitely a place that one can visit the year around. Only thing I would add is that they need to work on the signs and posts as most of the places aren't marked and without the paper map (and sometimes even with the paper map), it is hard to figure out which part of the garden you are in
Written October 3, 2022
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fiamma11
Vienna, VA4,498 contributions
Jul. 2022
VanDusen Botanical Gardens are beautiful. Truly a gem. Wonderful to walk around the gardens and seeing all the specimens on view.
Written September 30, 2022
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DaveyB1962
Swindon, UK221 contributions
Sep. 2022
Should be on every visitors (and locals) list to visit.
Lovely well laid out park and reasonable entry fee.
Only small issue is that it is a bit tricky to get to by public transport ( nearest Skytrain stop is a mile away)
Written September 23, 2022
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989harrisj
14 contributions
Jul. 2022
Love visiting the gardens, and I'll be back throughout the year! We had a great time strolling among the lovely foliage. It's a really lovely place to stroll around, take pictures, and even stop by the cafe for a meal.

When you visit, you can just take in the scenery or spend more time reading the information on the placards posted throughout the gardens. Much to learn! Perfect for a date night or family outing!
Written September 23, 2022
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Keng L
Homer Glen, IL1,352 contributions
Beautiful gardens. Still many flowers in September. Rose garden still blooming. Last visit in April was in time for the rhododendron blooms. Quick walk through is at least an hour while a leisurely stroll will be 2 hours or more. Parking is on south side of gardens or on the street but not during rush hour. Fee for admission with discount for seniors.
Written September 15, 2022
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VANDUSEN BOTANICAL GARDEN (Vancouver) - 2022 What to Know BEFORE You Go

Frequently Asked Questions about VanDusen Botanical Garden

VanDusen Botanical Garden is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Buy tickets in advance on Tripadvisor. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

VanDusen Botanical Garden admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost C$9.38, while a popular guided tour starts around C$8.08 per person. See all 15 VanDusen Botanical Garden tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

VanDusen Botanical Garden can be crowded, so we recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 15 VanDusen Botanical Garden tickets and tours on Tripadvisor