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VanDusen Botanical Garden

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Address: 5251 Oak St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-878-9274
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

This beautiful garden has 22 hectares of plants and trees.

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Variety and Serenity

Spending anywhere from an hour to a full day in this garden is delightful. It's large enough to provide a respite from the city bustle. I especially enjoy it in the less busy... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spending anywhere from an hour to a full day in this garden is delightful. It's large enough to provide a respite from the city bustle. I especially enjoy it in the less busy times, when it's not unusual to be the only person around, and I'll often sneak a nap on a bench by a pond. But it's interesting to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Where you can you see so many Christmas lights glittering on the water or lights dancing to the music of Christmas well you found it . Walk around at your own leisure take photos etc. Families to solo this is a must see to come to for a Christmas activity.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it was a little bit further out from the hotel we stayed in, It still was worth the trip! I would have enjoyed it better if the weather was nicer, but I guess this was a typical vancouver weather. I definitely think the garden is beautiful!

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Toronto, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You don't have to be a botanist to enjoy an afternoon strolling through VanDusen Gardens. There are enough different species to hold everyone's interest for an afternoon.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful nature walk with water features and beautiful flowers, it is also good around Xmas when they do their festival of lights event - grab a warm cup of hot chocolate and wander through the Christmas wonderland. Would not recommend the restaurant though.

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first time going to VanDusen in the summer time so many flowers really beautiful place & amazing.

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This botanical garden exceeded my expectations. Not only were the grounds extensive and filled with amazing trees and plants but the the setting was extremely tranquil. The Halloween exhibit was incredible!! There were hundreds of craved pumpkins lining the pathways. The craftsmanship demonstrated in these pumpkins was unbelievable!! Everything from Minions to Star War characters were on display. I can... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had an excellent time at this garden. We grabbed lunch in the cafe which had plenty of gluten-free options and treats for him. The fall colors were spectacular and the English hedge maze was a lot of fun as well as the meditation garden. If you enjoy gardens this is a great one to visit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did a water colour art class that was advertised with the Cherry Blossom Festival and it was fantastic. A great day where I was able to meet some lovely ladies and be taught the secrets of water colour painting. Recommended for those that are a little creative.

Thank Sheridan M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delight in wandering the paths of 55 acres of botanical gardens in the centre of residential Vancouver.

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