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Vandusen Botanical Garden

Vancouver Fine Dining Restaurant Welcome to the tranquility and splendor of Shaughnessy Restaurant. Located in the renowned, 55-acre Vandusen Botanical Garden, we are in the heart of Vancouver, yet miles away from the city hum. Our garden restaurant provides a retreat like no other; casual elegance, soothing ambiance, and picturesque garden vistas, create the perfect background to your dining experience. Our seasonal, innovative, and contemporary West Coast menu focuses on fresh ingredients. The perfect place for any meal of the day. Weddings at Shaughnessy Restaurant Shaughnessy Restaurant at VanDusen Botanical Garden offers an intimately unique wedding experience in a spectacular setting that is relaxed, yet sophisticated – perfect for the modern West Coast couple. Our dining room and heated patio overlooks the tranquillity and beauty of the VanDusen Botanical Garden – a glorious 55-acre backdrop for your ceremony, photography, reception and party. Even at night, the Garden creates a fairy-tale atmosphere by displaying an abundance of twinkling lights floating in the darkness.
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Vandusen Botanical Garden

Shaughnessy Restaurant at VanDusen Botanical Garden offers an intimately unique wedding experience in a spectacular setting that is relaxed, yet sophisticated – perfect for the modern West Coast couple. Our dining room and heated patio overlooks the tranquillity and beauty of the VanDusen Botanical Garden – a glorious 55-acre backdrop for your ceremony, photography, reception and party. Even at night, the Garden creates a fairy-tale atmosphere by displaying an abundance of twinkling lights floating in the darkness.
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Vandusen Botanical Garden

Weddings at Shaughnessy Restaurant Shaughnessy Restaurant at VanDusen Botanical Garden offers an intimately unique wedding experience in a spectacular setting that is relaxed, yet sophisticated – perfect for the modern West Coast couple. Our dining room and heated patio overlooks the tranquillity and beauty of the VanDusen Botanical Garden – a glorious 55-acre backdrop for your ceremony, photography, reception and party. Even at night, the Garden creates a fairy-tale atmosphere by displaying an abundance of twinkling lights floating in the darkness.
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VanDusen Botanical Garden is situated in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Named for local lumberman and philanthropist Whitford Julian VanDusen, it has been a public garden since its opening on August 30, 1975. The garden is managed by the Vancouver Park Board and run by an administrative staff bolstered by approximately 1600 volunteers and 9 full-time gardeners with seasonal interns.
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VanDusen Garden5251 Oak St, VancouverSpring is just around the corner and the Easter Bunny is getting excited for the 9th Annual A-Maze-ing Egg Hunt at VanDusen Botanical Garden! He is busy mapping out the different hunt zones in and around our Maze and preparing the chocolate treats to reward the hard working egg hunter. Hang out and enjoy some fun crafts & activities or check out the yummy food selections and explore the beauties in our 55 acre garden.Get your tickets early because space is limited for this ever popular sold out event, recommended for children between 1 – 10yrs old.
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Inspired by organic forms and natural systems, the VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre seeks to create a harmonious balance between architecture and landscape, from a visual and an ecological perspective. The dynamic single-story structure includes an innovative prefabricated roof form that appears to float above the building’s curved rammed earth and concrete walls. Metaphorically representing undulating petals, the building form flows seamlessly into a central oculus and the surrounding landscape. Located on the Garden’s prominent southeast corner, the 19,000 square foot Visitor Centre transforms the site’s entrance to heighten public awareness of the Garden, its conservation mandate, and the importance of nature. The building houses a café, library, volunteer facilities, garden shop, offices, and flexible classroom/rental spaces. Designed to exceed LEED Platinum status, the Visitor Centre is Living Building Challenge Petal Certified, the first building to apply in Canada. The building uses on-site, renewable sources to achieve net-zero energy on an annual basis. Wood is the primary building material, storing carbon dioxide for the life of the building. Rainwater is filtered and used for the building’s greywater requirements; 100% of blackwater is treated by an on-site bioreactor—the first of its kind in Vancouver—and released into a new percolation field located in the garden.
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Welcome to the tranquility and splendor of Shaughnessy Restaurant. Located in the renowned, 55-acre Vandusen Botanical Garden, we are in the heart of Vancouver, yet miles away from the city hum. Our garden restaurant provides a retreat like no other; casual elegance, soothing ambiance, and picturesque garden vistas, create the perfect background to your dining experience.
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Vancouver Fine Dining Restaurant Welcome to the tranquility and splendor of Shaughnessy Restaurant. Located in the renowned, 55-acre Vandusen Botanical Garden, we are in the heart of Vancouver, yet miles away from the city hum. Our garden restaurant provides a retreat like no other; casual elegance, soothing ambiance, and picturesque garden vistas, create the perfect background to your dining experience. Our seasonal, innovative, and contemporary West Coast menu focuses on fresh ingredients. The perfect place for any meal of the day.
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Be inspired by VanDusen Botanical Garden's 22 hectares of elegant landscapes with plant species representing ecosystems ranging from the Himalayas to the Mediterranean, from Louisiana swamps to the Pacific Northwest. The Garden's stunning Visitor Centre — with its orchid-inspired design — is one of the city's most iconic buildings, and a model of sustainability.
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Inspired by organic forms and natural systems, the VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre seeks to create a harmonious balance between architecture and landscape, from a visual and an ecological perspective. The dynamic single-story structure includes an innovative prefabricated roof form that appears to float above the building’s curved rammed earth and concrete walls. Metaphorically representing undulating petals, the building form flows seamlessly into a central oculus and the surrounding landscape.
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Located on the Garden’s prominent southeast corner, the 19,000 square foot Visitor Centre transforms the site’s entrance to heighten public awareness of the Garden, its conservation mandate, and the importance of nature. The building houses a café, library, volunteer facilities, garden shop, offices, and flexible classroom/rental spaces.
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In 1970 the Vancouver Foundation, the provincial government, and the city of Vancouver signed an agreement to develop a public garden on part of the old Shaughnessy Golf Course. An early decision not to partake in scientific research enabled the channelling of funds and energy into garden construction and released the staff from the responsibility of building research collections or a herbarium. However, there is a specialized reference library in the new building (a LEED Platinum standard "living building" which opened in November 2011).
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Special features in the garden include carved totem poles, large stone sculptures, and a Korean Pavilion at the edge of the Asian plant collection. Children, in particular, enjoy the maze situated adjacent to the heirloom vegetable garden.
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How to enjoy the Garden Take in the fresh air – and please, no smoking (it’s the law). Certified and clearly identified guide dogs are welcome – but please do not bring any other animals (e.g. dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, fish, etc.). Stretch your legs – the Garden is a fabulous place in which to walk. Rollerblades, skate boards, bicycles and tricycles are not permitted (baby strollers are fine). Wander and explore – but please avoid walking in the plant beds. Help us protect the collection by not picking plants or flowers, or by removing any of the plant labels. Enjoy the wildlife – birds, turtles, geese, ducks, fish etc.  To ensure they stay wild, please do not feed them.
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Designed to exceed LEED Platinum status, the Visitor Centre is Living Building Challenge Petal Certified, the first building to apply in Canada. The building uses on-site, renewable sources to achieve net-zero energy on an annual basis. Wood is the primary building material, storing carbon dioxide for the life of the building. Rainwater is filtered and used for the building’s greywater requirements; 100% of blackwater is treated by an on-site bioreactor—the first of its kind in Vancouver—and released into a new percolation field located in the garden.
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We absolutely loved these gardens, it was just so peaceful and tranquil to walk around, everything a beautiful garden should be. I would recommend this to everyone.
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Reviewed 3 days ago Beautiful GardensWe absolutely loved these gardens, it was just so peaceful and tranquil to walk around, everything a beautiful garden should be. I would recommend this to everyone.Thank Ada L
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