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 see some examples the amazing beauty you will experience there.
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
Directions: VanDusen Botanical Garden Map with nearest station(s) and Skytrain and Bus / walking directions.
Open Now: No
Hours This Week:
- Monday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
- Tuesday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
- Wednesday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
- Thursday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
- Friday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
- Sunday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Address: 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1, Canada
Phone: (604) 257-8463
Official Website: VanDusen Botanical Garden
VanDusen Botanical Garden Reviews
Overall Rating: 4.4 out of 5 based on 53 reviews. See all
We went new years eve when all the lights were up, it was lovely and I would say worth the price to get it.
SueAnn Deeble - 1 month ago
If you go to the festival of lights go on a weekday. The Van Dusen doesn't have proper staff to deal with the amount of people on the weekends. Extremely rude and disorganized front staff at the gate. It was a chaos trying to get in. But, once you get in its wonderful! I would go back on a weekday. The garden is so well done with the lights.
Kyle style - 5 months ago
Beautiful gardens with lots of color and dozens of different tree types. We had a great couple hours walking through here.
Casey Smith - 10 months ago
My husband and I went to visit VanDusen Gardens today. We thoroughly enjoyed the Rhododendron walk and the Camelias. It was our first time there. It was a beautiful warm day, quiet and peaceful. Awesome just listening to the birds in the trees. The folks at VanDusen Gardens are doing a wonderful job. Beautiful!
Diane Donald - 1 year ago