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VanDusen Botanical Garden

• 5251 Oak St | Vancouver, BC | V6M 4H1
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August 2010 — "A visit to the Van Dusen Botanical gardens in Vancouver is a great way to spend a sunny afternoon in the city. The gardens charge a fee of just $10.00 per person and this allows you full access the the garden grounds. Upon entrance you can pick up a map of the grounds which gives you several walking routes around the garden and also displays the various groupings of plant life and forested areas. The gardens are spacious and tranquil. There are benches to sit and enjoy the surroundings or you can also throw down a blanket and picnic. Some highlights in the garden include a maze, medicine wheel, meditation garden,rose garden and the fragrance garden. Van Dusen also hosts special events, weddings, guided tours, and education programs. There is a beautiful restaurant on site and also a library. This is a wonderful place to bring any visiting friends or family. A great way to relax and enjoy some great scenery and natural aromas."

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One of Vancouver's finest gardens, the VanDusen is set on 22 hectares in the middle of Vancouver. The gardens feature local and imported plants, flowers and trees planted in a variety of lakeside, woodland and lawn settings. The colours are always spectacular as each season's plants bloom. Particularly splendid are the rhododendrons in late spring and the fall foliage. There is an Elizabethan style maze made from hedges which is particularly appealing to families. For art lovers, various sculptures placed throughout the gardens.
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5251 Oak St
Vancouver BC V6M 4H1

Festival of Lights
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From 4:30pm to 9 pm every evening until the end of December except Christmas Day be dazzled when millions of twinkling lights turn the centre five acres of the Garden into a realm of sheer magic. Santa is in his Workshop nightly until December 24th. Delight in the effects created along Lake Walk with the Symphony of Lights and make a wish at the Candle Shrine to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation. Plenty of hot chocolate and seasonal goodies at Shaughnessy Restaurant. Special prices in effect.
VOS Orchid Show & Sale
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Vancouver Orchid Society (VOS) proudly presents VOS Annual Orchid Show and Sale at the VanDusen Botanical Garden.

Come and see lovely displays of orchids in bloom.

Shop for favorite plants from a huge selection of plants for sale from leading local and international orchid growers.

Ask questions about orchids on display or learn more about orchids already owned.




Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival
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The Annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Vancouver is an amazing display of color as the city trees burst into life during Spring. It comprises the Cherry Jam downtown, a musical celebration, the Sakura Japanese celebration, tree talks and walks and biking the blossoms.
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