We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

VanDusen Botanical Garden

Features Animals
5251 Oak St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada
+1 604-257-8335
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$6.17*
and up
VanDusen Botanical Garden Admission
More Info
US$5.27*
and up
Bloedel Conservatory Admission Ticket
More Info
US$149.31*
and up
Private Tour: Gardens of Vancouver
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
More
VanDusen Botanical Garden is a 55-acre oasis in the heart of Vancouver with over 7,500 plant species and varieties from around the world! Spot and photograph local wildlife, find your way through an Elizabethan hedge maze, unwind in a serene setting, dine on the patios of Truffles Cafe or Shaughnessy Restaurant, or browse the garden-themed gift shop. VanDusen has something for everyone to enjoy! The Garden's multi-award winning LEED Platinum Visitor Centre was named Most Sustainable Building of the Year in 2014. Shaped like an orchid when viewed from above, its organic lines echo the way nature and conservation have been considered at every turn.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“van dusen” (53 reviews)
“light show” (35 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
5251 Oak St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada
Shaughnessy
CONTACT
Website
+1 604-257-8335
Ways to Experience VanDusen Botanical Garden
from US$6.20
More Info
from US$149.31
More Info
from US$46.30
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (1,670)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"festival of lights"
in 88 reviews
"van dusen"
in 53 reviews
"light show"
in 35 reviews
"plants and trees"
in 23 reviews
"hedge maze"
in 29 reviews
"truffles cafe"
in 21 reviews
"water features"
in 30 reviews
"full bloom"
in 25 reviews
"gift shop"
in 39 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 20 reviews
"queen elizabeth park"
in 24 reviews
"rose garden"
in 32 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 29 reviews
"few hours"
in 39 reviews
"sunny day"
in 16 reviews
"downtown vancouver"
in 21 reviews
"rhododendrons"
in 58 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 1,471 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Absolutely gorgeous garden with breath taking flower beds and landscaping. Had lunch in the garden restaurant and it w As delicious. Very magical experience

Thank karen j goldenberg
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed yesterday

What a beautifully set out and manicured botanical garden. Lovely to see retired volunteers working the information desk

Thank JULIE R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the Garden in June on a sunny day. It has a vast collection of beautiful flowers, plants and magnificent trees.

Thank RashadBishara
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful places I've been to. I loved every every second of strolling through the gardens. If you're in Vancouver, try not missing a visit here.

Thank Keisha B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a lovely park not to be missed. It’s a little bit of peace and quiet away from the traffic and noise of the world nearby. The flowers, the colours, a chance to sit and enjoy a meal at their two food venues. If...More

Thank sarbi57
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 days ago

Stunning gardens and the restaurant was excellent. The variety of rhododendrons was astounding. My personal favorite was a pink Japanese maple tree!

Thank Handysusan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 days ago

Hard to add to all the good words already written in these reviews but it is a place not to be missed. I know nothing about flowers or plants or anything, but I absolutely loved seeing all the variety and the colors, not to mention...More

Thank lyrix428
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 days ago

Long rhodendon walk bloom in May. Trees maze all year wonder. Lotus pond and Maple impressed everyone. Forests example from all north america. Easy access by bus

Thank Theerawood
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 days ago

My Mom and I came here we both had a good time here lots to see it was a nice day too. It was busy here.

Thank figureskater13
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 days ago

We really enjoyed the beautiful flowers, sculptures, etc. A lovely place for a nice stroll on a beautiful day! Bring your camera and some comfortable walking shoes.

Thank Victoria L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Shaughnessy
Residential neighbourhood to the ultra-wealthy, the
gorgeous manor houses centred around The Crescent area
are a fabled sight to behold. Shaughnessy is
Vancouver's most verdant plotted neighbourhood, and
its tree-lined streets, walking routes, bike trails,
and charming public parks make for an ideal location
to spend and afternoon communing with nature.
Consequently, it is also the botanical centre of the
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 92 hotels in Vancouver
Shaughnessy Village
71 reviews
1.53 miles away
Park Inn & Suites by Radisson
961 reviews
1.73 miles away
Holiday Inn Vancouver-Centre Broadway
757 reviews
1.81 miles away
Granville Island Hotel
2,377 reviews
2.12 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Shaughnessy
198 reviews
.22 miles away
Truffles Cafe
75 reviews
.26 miles away
Truffles Fine Foods
14 reviews
.07 miles away
Dragon Ball Tea House
14 reviews
.77 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Queen Elizabeth Park
1,897 reviews
.84 miles away
Bloedel Conservatory
593 reviews
.84 miles away
Oakridge Centre
30 reviews
.90 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Lorraine D
21 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Emily S | Property representative |
Thanks for asking! Dogs are not permitted in the garden, with the exception of certified aid dogs.
0
Votes
Kim S
4 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Neilpilot | Reviewed this property |
You do not need a ticket to dine. In fact, we did just that, and then returned the following day for our garden tour. BTW, why would anyone post as an answer "Sorry, I do not know"? What's the point??
2
Votes
Mitchell F
23 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 13 answers
Response from snow47 | Reviewed this property |
No the gardens are spread out, quite a lot of walking
0
Votes
;