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Travel the botanical world in this unique, 55 acre (22 hectare) collection, right in the heart of Vancouver, BC.
Explore VanDusen Botanical Garden, an inspiring 55 acre outdoor oasis with over 7,500 plant species and varieties. Spot and photograph local wildlife, enjoy the hedge maze with the kids and relax in a serene setting located in the heart of Vancouver. Bring a picnic or dine on the patios of Shaughnessy Restaurant or Truffles Café. Don’t forget to visit the award-winning visitor centre and browse the gift shop.
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Guided tours are the best way to see and appreciate all the Garden has to offer. From April 1st through to the end of October, tours are offered daily by trained docent guides starting at 2 p.m., and Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. In the winter months (Thanksgiving–March 31) guided tours offered only on Sundays at 2 p.m. Please note: all tours are weather permitting.See vandusengarden.org for more details.
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Shaughnessy RestaurantThe Shaughnessy Restaurant is fine dining in the heart of Vancouver. Located in Garden Pavilion, Shaughnessy provides a retreat like no other. Casual elegance, soothing ambiance, and picturesque garden vistas create the perfect background to your dining experience.Truffles Café at VanDusenTruffles, VanDusen’s casual cafe in the award-winning visitor centre, offers a stunning view of the Garden entrance area and Livingstone Lake. Its inside space accommodates 58 people; with an additional 40 seats on the patio. Aligning perfectly with the Visitor Centre’s ‘Living Building’ philosophy, Truffles offers Fair Trade coffees, handcrafted hot and cold beverages, locally-inspired epicurean entrées, flavourful lunch and snacks.Both feature seasonal patios.Visit our website to learn more about our food services.
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VanDusen Botanical Garden is dedicated to increasing the awareness and appreciation of the plant kingdom through public education and training in botany, horticulture, ecology, garden design and related fields.Take a course, and explore VanDusen’s educational opportunities for children and adults.See vandusengarden.org for more details.
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Founded in 1976, and recently relocated to the new Visitor Centre, the Yosef Wosk Library and Resource Centre is the largest public access botanical and horticultural library in western Canada.The library’s collection focuses on gardening in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest, and covers a wide range of topics including gardening techniques, selecting and growing ornamental plants, native floras from around the world, vegetable and herb gardening, pruning and training, North American ethnobotany, butterfly gardening, native plant gardening, flower arrangement, plant hunters, garden history, pests and diseases, garden design, gardens to visit, horticulture in urban environments, botany and plant ecology, plant conservation, literature in the garden, garden art, organic gardening, environmental science and much more.Learn more about the Yosef Wosk Library on their website.
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Closed until further notice due to COVID-19. Check website for updates.
Open daily from 10am to 5pm.See website for daily/seasonal hours of operation.
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5251 Oak Street (at W. 37th) Vancouver, BCV6M 4H1
Region: Vancouver Coast and Mountains
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