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VanDusen Garden receives award in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary

March 15 2017

“We are honoured to be receiving this award, along with other great gardens across the country, highlighting the importance of gardens to both local and international visitors,” said Vancouver Park Board Chair Michael Wiebe.

VanDusen Botanical Garden

If you haven’t visited VanDusen Botanical Garden recently, now is the perfect time!

The Garden has received a ‘Canada 150 Garden Experience designation in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

The award was presented by the Canadian Garden Council in collaboration with the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association.

“We are honoured to be receiving this award, along with other great gardens across the country, highlighting the importance of gardens to both local and international visitors,” said Vancouver Park Board Chair Michael Wiebe.

VanDusen Garden, located in the heart of the city, is a 55-acre urban oasis with more than 7,000 different plants from around the world. Visitors can find their way through a hedge maze, spot local wildlife and enjoy the serenity of rolling green hills, lakes, and waterfalls.

Children get in free

And, until the end of March, children get in free at VanDusen and Bloedel Conservatory, which has exotic birds and tropical ecosystems! Up to two free child admissions are included with the purchase of a regular price adult, senior or youth admission.

On March 25, visitors to the garden can enjoy a guided bird walk  and learn about the native bird species that make their home in the garden. The walk is included with admission.

Great A-Maze-ing Egg Hunt

Easter is around the corner and so is the Garden’s 9th annual Great A-Maze-ing Egg Hunt! On April 15 and 16, children can enjoy an outdoor egg hunt around the hedge maze, children’s crafts and activities, and tasty treats from on-site food trucks. The event normally sells out so people are encouraged to buy tickets early.

VanDusen Garden, along with Bloedel Conservatory, is jointly operated by the Park Board and Vancouver Botanical Garden Association.

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