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Buy tickets online in advance. The garden and garden center shop is open and UBC Botanical Garden will receive more information about booking small weddings shortly.

VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver

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Buy tickets online in advance. While the gift shop may be closed, the truffle café is open and please one person / household in the labyrinth.

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The Butchart Gardens, Brentwood Bay, Vancouver Island

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Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the time of your visit.

The gardens at HCP, Victoria, Vancouver Island

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Tickets can be bought on arrival.

Victoria Butterfly Gardens, Brentwood Bay, Vancouver Island

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Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the time of your visit.

Hatley Park, Victoria, Vancouver Island

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Tickets are not required, but admission depends on the volume of garden guests

Tofino Botanical Gardens, Tofino, Vancouver Island

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Tickets can be purchased at the time of your visit.

Milner Gardens & Woodland in Qualicum Beach is working hard to be open soon. Further information can be found at milnergardens.viu.ca. The Chilliwack Sunflower Festival is also a must for this August. Visit chilliwacksunflowerfest.com for more information on the time.

For more information on provincial gardens near you, visit gardenbc.com.

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