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Van Dusen Botanical Garden (August 2016)
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||Vancouver, British Columbia
Description and Information
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. VanDusen's collection includes 11,500 accessions representing more than 7,300 taxa (plant families) and 255,000 individual plants from around the world. Our plant collections represent ecosystems that range from tropical South Africa, to the Himalayas, to 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 rock-work with vistas of the mountai
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