This spectacular 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. There are over 7,500 different kinds of plants assembled from six continents.

The garden is located in the heart of Vancouver at 5251 Oak Street at the corner of 37th Ave, between Oak & Granville Streets. Travel time by car or bus from downtown Vancouver or Vancouver International Airport is 10 minutes

Van Dusen Botanical Garden
5251 Oak Street  (37th & Oak St.)
Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1

When I visited this garden just outside of Vancouver it was in the middle of July in 1998. Talk about hydrangeas! All types, colors and forms of hydrangeas were in full bloom and the show was magnificent! I especially like the lace cap types since they are hard to grow in my part of the world. They must have a naturally acid soil too since all the colors were most vivid.

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