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VanDusen Botanical Garden

5251 Oak St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada
+1 604-257-8335
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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.
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  • Average5%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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5251 Oak St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1, Canada
Shaughnessy
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+1 604-257-8335
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"festival of lights"
in 88 reviews
"van dusen"
in 53 reviews
"light show"
in 35 reviews
"hedge maze"
in 29 reviews
"truffles cafe"
in 20 reviews
"water features"
in 30 reviews
"plants and trees"
in 21 reviews
"full bloom"
in 25 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 20 reviews
"gift shop"
in 38 reviews
"queen elizabeth park"
in 23 reviews
"rose garden"
in 31 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 29 reviews
"few hours"
in 39 reviews
"sunny day"
in 16 reviews
"downtown vancouver"
in 21 reviews
"rhododendrons"
in 53 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cherry blossom time! Tours of gardens regularly throughout the day. Great for photos when in Vancouver.

Thank Elizabeth D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a lot of flowers out but a lot of flowering trees which were beautiful. A couple of nice waterfalls and just very peaceful. Quite a gem in the heart of the city.

Thank Caribbeancrazy243
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Reviewed 1 week ago

These gardens are going to be beautiful in a few weeks. Now they were almost dormant still. I guess I was just really hoping to see more flowers, and will have to come back soon!

Thank Arike1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place to relax on a warm day! Not huge, but cleverly structured, so you can easily get lost for 2-3 hrs, if you simply walk along routes. Lovely blooming, amazing redwoods, also very nice sculptures (both obvious ones and wittily hidden in trees as...More

Thank Terrence S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review is about the egg hunt organized by the park for Easter, not the park itself (it is a great park to visit) The Van Dusen egg hunt is not an egg hunt. Egg hunt is hiding eggs somewhere and having the kids searching...More

Thank Matt C
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Emily S, Marketing Coordinator at VanDusen Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience at the VanDusen Egg Hunt event this year. We recently sent out a survey to all ticket holders so hopefully you were able to provide feedback through the survey. We hope to continue to improve...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the largest scam going ! Our whole family and friends decided to buy tickets roughly 30 people and go. The line up to enter was long and disorganized. Then once you entered you walked to 3 small areas with eggs just scattered. After...More

Thank gregkeith
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Emily S, Marketing Coordinator at VanDusen Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience at the VanDusen Egg Hunt event this year. We had an Easter bunny in the activity area and warm drinks were available from Truffles Cafe and food trucks on the great lawn near the activity...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vancouver has been dubbed the “City of Glass” by novelist and artist Doug Coupland. As you wander the hectic streets of the city – be it Granville, Robson or wherever – you cannot help but notice the green-tinted windows of the many office buildings. You...More

Thank PookyCake
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

High summer & Christmas holidays are a joy to stroll through these stunning arrangement of flora. They have a spring plant sale where you can find unusual & interesting plants. Get there early, but watch your find...some people are shameful at lifting your selection.

Thank Wendy R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were entertaining friends from Sweden and took the opportunity of a sunny morning in March to visit here. I'm glad we did. I am amazed the gardens are only 40 years old, much of the landscaping has such a mature feel to it. The...More

Thank Jeff Z
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Our group of 6 teens and 4 adults went on a winter day, just after snow. The pond was frozen and we were entertained by skipping ice blocks on the pond, hearing the chirping sound. We made quick work of the maze but the concept...More

Thank graciella202
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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.
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Lorraine D
21 December 2017|
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Response from Emily S | Property representative |
Thanks for asking! Dogs are not permitted in the garden, with the exception of certified aid dogs.
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Kim S
4 November 2017|
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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??
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Mitchell F
23 April 2017|
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Response from snow47 | Reviewed this property |
No the gardens are spread out, quite a lot of walking
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