One of the most popular attractions in Vancouver is the VanDusen Botanical Gardens.
It is a 55-acre oasis in the heart of Vancouver where you will find 7,500 plant species and varieties from around the world.
VanDusen Gardens Things to Do
During your visit to VanDusen gardens, you can spot and photograph local wildlife, find your way through an Elizabethan hedge maze, unwind in a tranquil setting, dine on the patios of Truffles Cafe or Shaughnessy Restaurant, or browse the garden-themed gift shop.
Be sure to check the Garden’s multi-award winning LEED Platinum Visitor Centre which was named Most Sustainable Building of the Year in 2014.
Is VanDusen garden free?
Tickets are only available for purchase online and members are also required to book in advance.
Are dogs allowed in VanDusen Gardens?
Working guide and service dogs are welcome. Leave pets at home.
VanDusen Garden Events
Special events that VanDusen Gardens have hosted in the past include:
- VanDusen Festival of Lights
- VanDusen Glow in the Garden
- VanDusen Great Eggciting Easter Hop
- Sakura Days Japan Fair
- Luxury Supercar Weekend
- All British Field Meet
Hotels near VanDusen gardens Vancouver
Your best bet for hotels would be the ones in Downtown Vancouver. There is also a Holiday Inn at 711 W. Broadway which is somewhat closer.
VanDusen Gardens Restaurant
Visit either Shaughnessy Restaurant or Truffles Café while you’re at the garden for delicious eats.
Shaughnessy is a sit down restaurant serving West Coast cuisine and they are open for brunch, lunch and dinner.
The patio overlooks the garden with views of Livingstone Lake and Bentall Pond.
Truffles Fine Foods Café offers more casual eats like sandwiches and salads and is located inside the Visitor Centre at VanDusen Botanical Garden, offering a stunning view of the surrounding domestic and exotic flora.
Truffles is also offering an outdoor gourmet picnic on site with tickets in advance.
VanDusen Gardens Location
VanDusen Botanical Gardens is located at 5251 Oak Street at West 37th Avenue, Vancouver, BC.