VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver

4.6
#7 of 32 in Parks in Vancouver
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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  • We loved the various themes, formal gardens and woodlands, lakes and streams which were all particularly beautiful at this time of year (mid October). You can round all of it in a couple of hours easi...  more »
  • My wife wanted to do the maze, so we hiked around this enormous garden to see it. They were decorating for halloween in an Alice in Wonderland theme and it was very cute. When we got to the maze we we...  more »
  • beautiful stroll into garden.. the coffee shop inside the garden was a nice stop for afternoon lunch. spent the whole day exploring this garden.  more »
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  • The garden's are beautiful but the cafe could run more efficiently, very slow service and ran out of food in the late afternoon. The gift store was closed when we came out and we wanted to purchase some souvenirs but gardens were still open? I wouldn't go too late in the day or you might be disappointed.
  • VanDusen is an absolutely beautiful park. The gardens are broken up into flora from different regions around the world. The botanical center itself is a stunning piece of sustainable architecture and design, almost worth checking out on its own. Some highlights include the springtime Cherry blossoms, the car show, and definitely the Christmas lights during the winter.
  • My top spot to go in Vancouver. Throughout the year there are many different plants and flowers to see and smell. The grounds are peaceful and a quiet break from the city. I always feel refreshed after visiting Van Dusen.
  • Van Dusens Halloween Festival is definitely worth the visit. They have some rubbish food stalls and tat for sale but the light show is brilliant. There are hundreds of amazing carved pumpkins illuminating the paths.
  • Beautiful place to bring any visitors in the spring or summer. It looks a little different every time I go and the Christmas lights are stunning. Photographers especially will enjoy their time here

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