VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver

#7 of 54 in Parks in Vancouver
Garden · Nature / Park
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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  • Taking a stroll thru’ VanDusen is like a peaceful escape from the stresses of modern living. Wandering the gardens on Mother’s Day is a tradition for our family. Get your zen on, and give yourself a.....  more »
  • We were there for the lights festival just before Christmas. It was a good experience for the winter. Nice lights with recycled material. Good ideas with lots of places for taking photos.  more »
  • We visited from another near by city and this was our third time this year as we enjoyed the gardens and restaurants. Visited Sept 6th, we are seniors, can walk but wish there was more seating in...  more »
  • Parking is hard during peak hours, but check out the side streets nearby to see if you can get lucky. Great attraction in Vancouver during all points of the year! Visitor centre is clean and well maintained, and staff are generally friendly and welcoming. The walking paths are pretty small in spots, but that’s typical of a botanical garden in my experience. Would highly recommend going around the holidays for their Festival of Lights!
  • We have been to and enjoyed many Botanic Gardens throughout the world, and this is in the top 6 for sure! It is spacious, and has a little bit of everything. It will not disappoint; plantings and flowers amongst great open spaces, forested areas, water (both still & falling), and a fun Maze. IF any fault, it would be too few large flowering areas.
  • My first experience to VanDusen Botanical Gardens, to attend a wedding. I was truly impressed how beautiful this place was. I will share with my friend's back in Calgary. Whenever I am in Vancouver next time, I know where I will be going to eat.
  • Well kept garden, with a lot of bio diversity. Bigger than I first imagined but this park has a maze, different garden sections and a mini waterfall (legit tiny). We arrived late, close to closing so we only had 45 mins through the park but would recommend giving yourselves 1-1.5 hours to fully enjoy everything.
  • Loved the place, with many roads to follow, places to stay and breath fresh air while having an amazing view. There is a maze to have a good time with kids, a soothing waterfall and many other places to contemplate nature at its best. You should plan to spend many hours visiting all the corners of the garden.

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