For those wanting to experience one of Vancouver‘s most vibrant and diverse outdoor offerings, VanDusen Botanical Garden is a worthwhile way to spend the day. Located in South Vancouver, the attraction features 55 acres and more than 250,000 individual plants from around the globe. The plants are organized by individual ecosystems, like the native Pacific Northwest, the Himalayas and sub-tropical Africa, to name a few. Furthermore, as the seasons change there are new plants to experience. While in the spring azaleas and rhododendrons appear for all to enjoy, the summer brings beautiful perennials and water lilies. Then in fall visitors can enjoy the vibrant colors of the changing foliage, which fade away as the witchhazels, viburnums and hellebores appear in the winter.
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