The VanDusen (named after one of its key benefactors) Garden is in the suburbs of Vancouver, Canada. For five decades until about 1960, it had been part of an exclusive golf club. The club re-located due to the expansion of the urban area around it and after a public campaign, it was determined that it should become (in part) a botanic garden.

The work on the Garden proceeded from that time but with its former use providing a good start in terms of the landscape structure.  Plant species represent all of the world but of course with North American varieties being predominant. The surrounding urban area and use does not intrude on the tranquility of the Garden.