VanDusen Botanical Garden for Fallby
VanDusen Botanical Garden is celebrating the first anniversary of its award-winning Visitor Centre that is self-sufficient, carbon neutral, and has LEED Platinum certification. The Visitor Centre has meeting space, the garden’s gift shop, and Truffles Cafe. It’s your first stop on your self-guided tour of the 55 acre garden that has over 50 points of interest.
Perennials, oaks, beeches, the Korean Pavilion, Canadian Heritage Garden, Meditation Garden, the maze, Sino-Himalayan Garden, fern dell, conifers, Japanese Maples, bamboos, yews, the rock garden, Livingston Lake, Heron Lake, and Shaughnessy Lake are all attractions.
Since VanDusen is one of my favourite places to photograph and enjoy fall colours in Vancouver, I’m giving away a 4-pack of admission tickets to one lucky reader. Here’s how you can enter to win:
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VanDusen is open every day from 10:00am to 5:00pm in October, and 10:00am to 4:00pm in November and December. They host themed events year-round such as the Great A-Mazing Egg Hunt, Sakura Day Japan Fair, Little Spooks and Friendly Ghosts, and the very popular Festival of Lights in December.
I will draw one winner next Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 12:00pm. Tickets are valid until the end of 2012 but are not valid during the Festival of Lights.
Update The winner is Zaelia Blue!
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Would love to see the new changes and the garden in all its splendour
My fiancé and I are planning to go there for our anniversary! Thanks for the chance to score free tickets. 🙂
Would love to check out the VanDusen Garden! It’s been ages since i’ve last went.
I love fall colors! Would love to check them out for free 😉
Small correction Rebecca – the VanDusen Visitor centre is already LEED Platinum Certified. It is now in process to receive ‘Living Building’ certification, only the 4th building in the world to obtain that designation. ‘Living Building’ is above LEED Platinum.
Great giveaway! I’ve never been and would love to take my hubby and newborn for a walk through the fall leaves.
Van Dusen is my favourite place in Vancouver hands down
my fav place to take pics……..would love to see how the garden looks all dressed in the fall colours!
Hope I can take my family there…
The photos of the gardens are beautiful. I would love to win this to actually go to the gardens.
What a beautiful place! I would love to spend the day checking this out with my mom and sister.
Oh my goodness, I can’t believe I’ve still never been to Van Dusen! I so want to though.
I last went many years during the Festival of Lights
I love Van Dusen!
Would love to win tickets! Thanks!
It would be nice to go at Christmas time to see all the lights.
VanDusen is great
I like visiting VanDusen with my mom.
My best friend from Oregon will be visiting soon and I would love to take her to this place.
count me in. Never been on a date to the gardens
I would love to win! I have never been. It looks so beautiful!
Wow! The photos of VanDusen Garden are so amazing…it is like heaven on Earth. I am blessed to live in Vancouver and I’d be even more blessed if I can get a chance to actually absorb all the colors of nature with my own eyes! Thank you for the opportunity. (PS: I just did a manicure inspired by the colors of the garden…wish I could attach a pic! )
I haven’t been since the new visitor centre was built. Would love to check it out and enjoy the fall colours!
would so love to go…..i am a broke student and am dying for a night out!
Can’t wait to see the fall colours with these tickets!
Oh how I love Van Dusen! I’m hoping to take a day off work to visit it at my leisure one day soon
Van Dusen is one of my favourite places in Vancouver, and I love the new building!!!
I would love to see and take pictures of Van Dusen gardens in fall colour! I would take the daughter of a friend of mine as she is a budding, amazing photographer 🙂
I have always wonder what it was like in Van Dusen Gardens.
I would love to visit the Vandusen gardens!
Love the changing colours of fall
Amazing reds and oranges.
Love the Festival of Lights but it would be great to see the gardens at another time in the year!
It would be nice to go in the fall.
I haven’t been there in many many years!
I’d love to see the gardens in the Fall!
Looks like fun!
VanDusen is great
Van Dusen is a super place to visit!
Love photographing fall colours! This would be the perfect chance 😀
I love to check out the artists who are painting the Gardens.
Would love to visit – haven’t been there in ages!
I would love to take a nice walk in this garden!
Would love to go! Thx
I would love to bring my boyfriend here 🙂
Would love to go to VanDusen Gardens. Never been.
I must confess as a Vancouver born & raised resident, I haven’t been to the garden. Only the restaurant… This would give me an opportunity check out the beautiful setting that everyone talks about!
What a beaut!!
I have not been since the recent renos,but I love the smell of the maple sugar when you walk through that part of the gardens.My 3 kids also adore the maze!A great family activity.
Would love to see VanDusen this time of year!
I would love to go to the Van dusen park to photograph and see the fall colours! I’m from Brazil and have never been there! Thanks
I’ve never been to VanDusen in the fall. I’d love to bring a friend!
Would love to visit VanDusen gardens!
Great pics! Hope to see those sites in person 😉
I have only ever gone there for the festival of lights. I would love to check it out another time of year!
I really like walking through VanDusen.
The family would enjoy this so much. Great contest!
I’ve never been in the fall but it’s probably gorgeous with all the fall colours! I would love to go!
I’d love to checkout the Botanical Gardens for my first fall in Vancouver, I hope I get to win this contest in order to do that!
I would like to go to the Van Dusen Gardens and take some pretty autumn photos!
I would like to go to the Van Dusen Gardens to take some pretty autumn photos.
I’d love to go.
Love the Van Dusen Gardens! I’ve only been for the Festival of Lights – hope to check out the fall colours!
Would be a great mother-daughter outing!
Take in some surreal images!
I would love to check this out!! I’ve never been 🙂
Van Dusen in Fall? YES YES Please yes:)
Oddly, I have never been there. If I win, I am going to take a couple of my photog friends with me for a girls day out doing a photo walk. Autumn is my favourite season and this is a wonderful way to celebrate it. The best thing about living in BC is all the opportunities to enjoy the beauty of nature. We live in paradise.
Just back from visiting so many amazing gardens in Southern England. Would love to see what we have in our own backyard!
Fall natural beauty, my fave!
Oh the color of those leaves are so vibrant and gorgeous! I hate to lose summer and somewhat welcome rainy winter, but you have to really admit that Vancouver really has gorgeous nature’s painting with yellow, red, and many many more colours 🙂 I went there once for my school related purpose but I would love to get those tickets to walk and seat on one of the benches 🙂 <3
I’d love to win this! I need to enjoy the beauty of nature more often
One of my fav spots to take photos & enjoy what Vancouver has to offer!
I’ve never been and would love to visit this amazing garden!
Going to VanDusen Botanical Garden and checking out their award-winning Visitor Centre would be a real bright spot in this dreary fall we’re having
My mom would love an outing like this!
nice day out.
one of Vancouver’s great places to visit
would love to visit VanDusen! perfect way to celebrate an anniversary 🙂
Ive only been for the Christmas lights before but love the fall colours so would love to check out the gardens at this time of year! Thanks!
I never get tired of wandering around Van Dusen as it changes with the seasons. It’s a different experience every time you go.
This would be nice
I’d never heard of this place! It sounds lovely.
me and my camera would love to win some tix to Van Dusen!
This would be a great win!
This is a very nice garden indeed.
Haven’t been in a long time!
It would be great for pictures if we can find a non-rainy day.
I love Van Dusen!
I’d love to visit the garden!
I’d love to visit the garden!
I have never been! Looks beautiful!
I’d love to take my mom!
i would love to go here. I have lived in Vancouver all my life and never been there.
Never been to VanDusen Botanical Gardens! Love all the season’s changing except err the cooling temperatures, but the beautiful colors on the trees make Fall strolls and drives worthwhile.
Would be wonderful to win.
Fall is such a pretty season!
A favorite Vancouver attraction! Love the changing seasons of our city.
I would love to win tickets