VanDusen Botanical Garden is a 55-acre oasis in the heart of Vancouver with over 8,000 plant species and varieties from around the world! Spot and photograph local wildlife, find your way through an Elizabethan hedge maze, unwind in a serene setting, dine on the patios of Truffles Cafe or Shaughnessy Restaurant, or browse the garden-themed gift shop. VanDusen has something for everyone to enjoy!
The Garden's multi-award winning LEED Platinum Visitor Centre was named Most Sustainable Building of the Year in 2014. Shaped like an orchid when viewed from above, its organic lines echo the way nature and conservation have been considered at every turn.
Taste of the Garden series at Shaughnessy Restaurant
Each week, Chef Matthew Phillip will be creating dishes utilizing fresh ingredients harvested from VanDusen’s Vegetable Garden. A rotating menu with produce, botanicals, and herbs will be highlighted to inspire what local, urban, sustainable cuisine is all about. Visit Shaughnessy Restaurant External website, opens in new tab to experience a Taste of the Garden.
Twenty-five percent of VanDusen’s harvest will be provided to Shaughnessy Restaurant, which will be making a monetary donation to the Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks External website, opens in new tab. The remaining 75% is donated to the Gathering Place Community Centre, serving between 300 and 400 lunches and dinners combined each day to people with financial barriers.
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