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Stop and smell the roses at these stunning Vancouver gardens (PHOTOS)

Something free, fun, and fragrant to do this summer! 🌹🌹🌹

Everything's coming up roses right now at three of Vancouver's most beloved parks and gardens.

The roses are in full bloom this month at Stanley Park, Queen Elizabeth Park, and VanDusen Botanical Garden. June is the peak time for roses, though they will be blooming into September. 

For those in search of something free, fun, and fragrant to do outdoors, the Stanley Park Rose Garden and Queen Elizabeth Park Rose Garden are there for your strolling, picnicking, and Instagramming needs. 

The Stanley Park Rose Garden is 101 years old and is home to 3,000 roses. The Queen Elizabeth Park Rose Garden is just over a half-century old and features about 2,500 roses growing in beds plotted out to reflect the shape of Queen Elizabeth II’s Imperial State Crown, notes the City of Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation.


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You can also pay a visit to VanDusen Botanical Garden, which has the Formal Rose Garden and Heritage Rose Garden. There - among the many, many beautiful blooms - you will find several of British Columbia’s six native rose species. To visit VanDusen Botanical Garden, floral enthusiasts must book a timed-entry ticket in advance.

If you go in search of Vancouver's rose gardens and nab some bloomin' awesome shots, be sure to tag us #vancouverisawesome on Instagram.