Vandusen Botanical Garden located in the heart of Vancouver features a collection of over 7500 varieties of plants from around the world
Vandusen Botanical Garden once a full-length golf course that was slated to be developed for housing in the 1970s was saved through the efforts of group of citizens and the Vancouver Parks Board. The project was funded equally by the City of Vancouver, the Province and Mr. W.J. Vandusen.
First opened in 1975 this spectacular garden has gained an international reputation with its diverse collection of over 7500 varieties of plants from around the world. These are all displayed in a beautiful setting among lawns, ponds and rock work with views of the north-shore mountains beyond. Words cannot adequately describe the beauty of this Vancouver gem, so be sure to click on the photo and video tab to appreciate the amazing beauty you can see here.
The displays are great at any time of the year, but they are, no doubt, at their very best during the spring and summer months.
Vandusen Botanical Garden does have a small admission fee. Visit their official website linked below for current rates.
Facts For Your Visit
Hours: Winter - Mon-Sun 10am-Dusk; Summer - Mon-Sun 9am-Dusk
Address: 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC
Directions: Click the Map and Directions Tab at the top this page for Vandusen Botanical Garden map with nearest station(s) and Skytrain and Bus / walking directions.
Official Website: Vandusen Botanical Garden