VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver

4.6
#7 of 55 in Parks in Vancouver
Garden · Nature / Park
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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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  • Went to see the lights with the family on Boxing Day. It was very cold and snow was on the ground, but the event was so nice & it was good to get together with family. My only thing was that it was....  more
    Went to see the lights with the family on Boxing Day. It was very cold and snow was on the ground, but the event was so nice & it was good to get together with family. My only thing was that it was....  more »
  • Sakura Days Japan Fair April 9-10, 2022: While I highly support this event, I thought it was poorly organized. We purchased our tickets online and had to wait in line around the block for... 
    Sakura Days Japan Fair April 9-10, 2022: While I highly support this event, I thought it was poorly organized. We purchased our tickets online and had to wait in line around the block for...  more »
  • are very similar to the butchards gardens in victoria but smaller. you can visit the park in the morning because is not very crowed, i wen t twice and in the afternoon was super busy 
    are very similar to the butchards gardens in victoria but smaller. you can visit the park in the morning because is not very crowed, i wen t twice and in the afternoon was super busy  more »
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  • Very beautiful Garden, one of the best places I visited. Can spend around 2-3 hours inside the park. Lot of varieties of flowers and trees, including beautiful ponds and mazes. Got to know the names of different plants, very peaceful and clean. Parking lot was very big and it's free. Must visit parks in Vancouver and if you have children it's mandatory to visit, they will learn lot of new things, loved it.
  • The staff here are very helpful and knowledgeable! There are maps of the garden so it is easy to navigate, and even in the rain and snow it's a beautiful garden to visit! They have several areas where you can see water lilies when they're in bloom and for the past few years I've returned with my family to get pictures of them because they're always so beautiful and well cared for! In the winter they do a festival of lights and it's always vibrant and whimsical to walk through the garden to see what they've done! (And they bring in a mini doughnut seller so that makes it twice as fun). Spring visits are always a joy because they go all out with their spring flowers! And they have a bee hive area as well as a garden where they grow specialized fruits and veggies that you won't necessarily see anywhere else!
  • VanDusen Botanical Gardens is one of the most beautiful places to visit to see Christmas lights. There is 15 acres of plants and trees decorated in every color imaginable. You can stroll at your leisure. Enjoy hot chocolate and eat chocolate dipped fruit or mini donuts. All the while listening to Christmas music
  • I hosted a small group of seniors to the gardens on June 12/2017. Weather was perfect which helps. Although we are between spring & summer there was still plenty to see. Lots of colours, open green expanses and some wonderful aromas await the senses. Sometimes you just don't know where to look or what to smell.
  • Fun place to visit, especially during a warm sunny day. The various types of flowers, trees, and other vegetation to be found is magnificent. It easily took us 1.5h and it feels like we didn't get through everything; definitely worth another visit, even during a different season. The maze was super fun, the bees are is fascinating, and love all the descriptions/names on the various plants/trees. The entry fee is reasonable, there's parking available, as well as coffee/snacks!

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