Though rain may sometimes dampen our parade, the beautiful and flowery results are so worth those wet droplets. Due to Vancouver’s mild climate, we’re fortunate that our gardens around the city look quite lovely for much of the year. Even if there are no flowers in bloom, the evergreen foliage and well groomed gardens are easy on the eyes and offer a nice afternoon constitutional away from the busy city.
Here are a few gardens to check out while you’re in Vancouver, many of which are open all year long and even are specially decorated during the holiday season:
Van Dusen Botanical Garden – One of Vancouver’s most beloved gardens, it’s a delightful floral oasis in the warm months and festively decorated during the holidays.
Stanley Park -There are six different gardens within Stanley Park, making it easy to get lost in the beauty that has been perfected over the years. In fact, the Stanley Park Rose Garden was first planted by the Kiwanis Club in 1920.
Queen Elizabeth Park – Not only does this park have wonderful grounds, there’s also pitch n’putt and tennis courts.
Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden – This unique garden is unlike any other in Vancouver and is beautiful both with its architecture and garden life.
University of British Columbia Botanical Gardens – Over 10,000 different types of flowers, shrubs and trees call this garden home, and locals (or those living in Canada) can even bring some seeds and plants home from their plant and seed store.
Butchart Gardens – This beautiful garden is a ferry ride away from Vancouver, but is a favorite place to visit for those living or traveling to Victoria.