There are a number of 'named' gardens in Stanley Park that are maintained by the Vancouver Parks Board. There are also many areas with beautiful flower beds and wild flowers throughout the park that you can enjoy. The Vancouver Parks Board does a fantastic job of maintaining the gardens in Stanley Park!
The gardens are a fantastic place for a stroll to enjoy the beautiful flowers and plants. The Rose Garden is used as a backdrop for many wedding photos!
The Rose Garden in Stanley Park was created in 1920 by the Kiwanas Club. It has many rose beds of various varieties and colours! Each bed of roses has a name tag so you can know which roses you are looking at. There are thousands of perenials, annuals, and bulbs in the Rose Garden. It is a perfect place for a stroll and for wedding photos!
Built from 1911 to 1920 the Rock Garden was once Vancouver's most popular garden. It once stretched all the way from the Stanley Park Pavilion to Coal Harbourr which is quite a distance. It eventually became overgrown and forgotten unti 1986 when a windstorm knocked down many trees and exposed the Rock Garden. Since then, a portion of the Rock Garden has been reclaimed to it's former glory! It is worth a stroll through to see it!
This garden won the gold medal for Rhododendron Gardens in 1965 when it was on Vancouver Island. It was acquired by the Vancouver Parks Board and moved to Stanley Park. There are some unique hybrid Rhododendrons in this garden that combine fragrance with bloom! There is a nice path through this garden where you can stroll and take photos!
Started in 1916, the Shakespeare Garden is not really a garden, but a collection of trees mentioned in Shakespeare's plays and poems. There is also a monument to the bard in this meadow.
The Air Force Garden of Remembrance in Stanley Park is a serene garden in a forested area near the Stanley Park Junction. Nestled in the garden are plaques of remembrance to those that served in the air force during the wars. This is a nice place to reflect on those that served us!
There is a little community garden in Stanley Park at the edge of the West End neighbourhood. This garden is somewhat unique because they don't allow the growing of vegetables because of the Wild Animals in the park. There is a path that you can walk in the garden and seats to sit on if you wish to relax and enjoy the beautiful flowers!