VanDusen Botanical Garden

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.

VanDusen Garden summer 2017

Photo and Video Gallery


Garden Amenities


  • GUIDED TOURS
  • DINING
  • LEARN AT VANDUSEN
  • YOSEF WOSK LIBRARY

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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Hours 

Open daily from 10am to 5pm.

See website for daily/seasonal hours of operation.


Features and Highlights

Events, Rentals, Hours and rates, Directions, Where to eat, Family activities, Membership, Bloom calendar


Getting Here

5251 Oak Street (at W. 37th)
Vancouver, BC
V6M 4H1

Region: Vancouver Coast and Mountains

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Digital strategist, destination marketer, and garden tourism enthusiast, Scott McDonald can be found searching out the next offering on the BC Ale Trail or discovering something unique about a garden or local hidden gem. Previously a digital marketer at The Butchart Gardens and Canada 150 Community Leader for the City of Colwood, he is a member of the GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators.