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5 Must-Visit Gardens To Explore This Spring

April 12, 2024

There’s a good reason that BC is considered a top destination for garden tourism; we are home to some of the most stunning gardens in North America. From botanical gardens to cultural gardens, from tropical wildlife sanctuaries to National Historic Sites, BC is renowned for the beautiful garden experiences available here. If you’re looking for a weekend activity with your family, or a beautiful Mother’s Day outing, below are five must-visit gardens in BC. And if you’re looking for more options, head to Gardens BC for a guide to garden experiences across the province. 

Harrison Tulip Festival – Agassiz, BC

The beloved Fraser Valley tulip festival has returned to Agassiz this year! They’ve just opened up for the season and will be on until May 5th. Immerse yourself in the blooms – there are over 10 million tulips, complemented with beautiful hyacinths and double daffodils to see!

Derek Doubleday Arboretum – Langley, BC 

This Arboretum in the Fraser Valley features multiple gardens, such as a rose garden, demonstration garden, and Korean Memorial Garden. Explore these gardens with a leisurely stroll and discover the diverse flora and fauna of the area. 

Tanglebank – Abbotsford, BC 

This multi-generational family farm, boutique garden center, and bistro is dedicated to offering an inspiring outdoor experience. Located in the heart of the Mount Lehman countryside, Tanglebank is a great place to stroll through the colour gardens and to sit and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Bloedel Conservatory – Vancouver

Situated atop Vancouver’s highest point in Queen Elizabeth Park, the Bloedel Conservatory is a lush, domed paradise. Inside, you’ll discover over 100 exotic birds, koi fish, and a stunning array of 500 exotic plants and flowers.

Gwynne Vaughan Park – Chilliwack, BC

Take some time to wander through this tranquil 6.8-acre park, where you’ll discover a variety of gardens, lawns, and community garden plots waiting to be explored.

Learn more about Gardens BC’s curated itineraries here.  


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