VanDusen Botanical Garden
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VanDusen Botanical Garden
This 22-hectare green space in the Shaughnessy neighborhood is an assemblage of stylized gardens with connecting paths. Different sections spotlight plants from ecosystems as diverse as a Louisiana swamp and the coastal Mediterranean. Evergreen azaleas bloom around a Korean pavilion, and a fascinating labyrinth made of pyramidal cedars includes an observation terrace. The orchid-shaped visitor center has garnered attention for its striking design and for the sustainable building practices that went into making it.
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