Visit 3 Outstanding Gardens in Vancouver, Canada
Garden Design's self-guided day trip to 3 unique Canadian gardens.
Crammed between the ocean and the mountains, this small bustling city is a favorite with locals and tourists alike, with the community at Granville Island now a hub for artist studios, a colorful Public Market, and cultural festivals throughout the year.
Often described as a “playground of nature,” Vancouver is an especially popular destination for all those who love the outdoors. Most visitors will quickly discover Stanley Park , a magnificent green oasis in the midst of the urban landscape.
Yet resident and local garden expert Stephanie Rose says it is the gardens that are the real hidden gems of the city. She is excited to share three of her favorites that she feels offer great value to the keen gardener and are less touristy than some other options.
She suggests you start your day at VanDusen Botanical Garden in the very heart of the city before heading for an aerial adventure at Greenheart Treewalk within the UBC Botanical Garden before a relaxing stroll around the Nitobe Memorial Garden. Each destination offers a unique experience and opportunity to interact and reconnect with nature.