VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver

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At VanDusen Botanical Garden, take a peaceful stroll through a vibrantly colored floral display of gardens and trees spreading over 22 ha (54 ac). At the botanical garden, find carved totem poles, large stone sculptures, a Korean pavilion, and a garden maze that can be navigated by children. There is a large collection of rhododendrons and Fagus Sylvatica, as well as sorbus, fraxinus, and magnolia plant and flower species. Visit the website to find out when each type of plant blooms. By using our Vancouver travel route planner, you can arrange your visit to VanDusen Botanical Garden and other attractions in Vancouver.
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  • My wife and I spent two and half hours looking around the gardens and we didn’t see all there was to see. The different shades of green was a magnificent sight on its own, but when you add the colour ...  more »
  • You are greeted with a breath-taking landscape. The gardeners have sectioned off the garden by plant or garden type. There is a good mix of plants and art/sculpture work. Most species of plants are ca...  more »
  • I wasn't expecting Keukenhof or Kirstenbosch. Or maybe I was. Anyways - if you have ever experienced a truly world class botanical garden, you might want to temper your expectations. I've been in the ...  more »
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  • A wonderful place to have a walk. Very beautiful and peaceful. The entrance ticket is 11 CAD, but I don't regret them. Beautiful flowers and trees are laced with a few contemporary sculptures. There's a place with totem poles - just 2of them but they look lovely and authentic and with a beautiful legend behind them. The best thing however is the maze made of the hedge. Looks small but it's a real one! Not everyone manages to find the exit : many give up and return.
  • Amazing place to relax on a warm day! Not huge, but cleverly structured, so you can easily get lost for 2-3 hrs, if you simply walk along routes. Lovely blooming, amazing redwoods, also very nice sculptures (both obvious ones and wittily hidden in trees as well). A day of beauty for $8? Bring it on! Highly recommend!
  • Great place to unwind and contemplate nature. They have a wide variety of plants from all over the world that are great to experience throughout the season. Grab a book and a nice cup of tea and sit next to any of the several bodies of water and relax to the sound of flowing water, gentle breezes, and beautiful bird songs. My only wish is that they had more events for adults as they do have several for children to enjoy and explore.
  • Admission prices are low and all that you get to see and do is well worth it. There are many areas dedicated to different regions of the world, each is unique and beautifully designed, with plenty of nooks and crannies to explore. The volunteers are friendly people who are genuinely interested in botany and gerdening. It was a few hours of relaxing fun!
  • Maybe one of my favourite place on the planet. I love plants and growing things, and this place blows the mind. I love it in different season, the 90+acres of property are filled to the brim with themed areas of beautifully curated flora. I can't say enough good things. Their wintertime celebration of lights is simply unbeatable. Always five stars.
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