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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  • We visited Vancouver over Christmas. We took the Christmas Karaoke Trolley Tour and this was one of the stops. The VanDusen Botanical Garden was amazing! We had plenty of time to see everything and vi...  more »
  • One of the things that I like the best is the variety of the gardens.Flowers, trees, shrubs, plants from all around the world in miniature gardens mimicking the styles of gardens across the globe. Kid...  more »
  • We visited for the Christmas light show. A spectacular setup that anyone visiting Vancouver over the Christmas season should see. This is a great place for families and children. The gardens are very ...  more »
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  • I made the mistake of coming here in the month of March, expecting to see some sort of indoor garden seeing as it was happen. So imagine my disappointment in seeing nothing but dead plants and ice ponds. But! I will give credit to the effort in planning the stone steps and cute little bridges, it's well thought out. I will be back again to enjoy everything in full bloom, hope it won't be long after I post this review. ☺️
  • We visited for the Christmas light show. A spectacular setup that anyone visiting Vancouver over the Christmas season should see. This is a great place for families and children. The gardens are very well maintained. The entry price varies from year to year.
  • This is a great place to go in every season. During winter, they have the Festival of lights, which is the most beautiful Christmas lights decoration in the City. During Spring, they highlight the natural beauty of the garden with wide variety of flowers, plants, and international layout of gardens. In Summer, it is nice to relax and enjoy the summer breeze - cool off around the pond and under the trees. I see some people just come for picnics, photoshoots, or just lie down quietly on the grass, or sit on the benches to read. During fall, you can also enjoy the natural beauty of the garden with different colours of leaves / trees. Overall, there's plenty of things you can do in the garden - an awesome place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature with family and friends.
  • Their Festival of Lights during the winter time is probably the best light display in the city. The whole garden lights up with music and a light show in the middle of the pond. Food and drink stands can be found stationed around the lake; with a carousel ride towards the end. Parking is competitive and it gets very cold. Spent about 1.5 hours here.
  • Great place for Christmas lights and walking around in the evening. Well organised lighting and walkways. Musical light fountains were great show and main attraction. Great place for kids to take around. Parking is an epic mess and very difficult to park in neighborhood. Lots of tow trucks were moving around and picking cars parked in wrong spots. Be careful.
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