VanDusen Botanical Garden

VanDusen Botanical Garden


Day camps at VanDusen Garden and Bloedel Conservatory are immensely popular and often sell out very quickly. Our carefully crafted blend of science, exploration, games and crafts give children the opportunity to learn and play throughout the beauty of the Garden and the Conservatory, while fostering positive stewardship of the environment. Days are spent mostly outdoors in the Garden, but may also include time in the classroom in the Visitor Centre, glasshouse or at Bloedel Conservatory.

About the Gardens:
This spectacular 22-hectare (55-acre) garden in the heart of Vancouver has matured into a botanical garden of international stature since opening to the public in 1975. The mild Vancouver climate allows the cultivation of an outstanding plant collection which is a delight any time of the year. VanDusen’s plant collections represent ecosystems that range from tropical South Africa, to the Himalayas, to the South America and the Mediterranean, across Canada’s Boreal forests and Great Plains to plants native to our own Pacific Northwest.

The garden design features displays of plants in picturesque landscape settings. Specific garden areas are planted to illustrate botanical relationships, such as the Rhododendron Walk, or geographical origins, as in Sino-Himalayan Garden. These areas are set amidst rolling lawns, tranquil lakes and dramatic rockwork with vistas of the mountains and Vancouver cityscape.

There is always something interesting to see, no matter what the season!

The Gardens provide an inspiring and enjoyable environment for visitors of all ages and interests while promoting knowledge and understanding of the world of plants and their fundamental importance to life.
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