Events, Flora and Courses

Public art, lectures, seasonal blooms, family adventures and courses — there is always something happening at VanDusen. See what’s on now and coming up soon.


Strength and Fragility

Wednesday, June 8 - Monday, August 1

Two tribal artists join forces to showcase their art forms and their stories spoken through stone and glass. This exhibition and sale has been extended to August 1st, 2016

Learn More

BC Fuchsia & Begonia Society Annual Show & Competition

Saturday, July 23 - Sunday, July 24 10am - 4pm

Join the BC Fuchsia & Begonia Society for their Annual Show & Competition.

Learn More

9th Annual Sculptors’ Society of BC Show

Friday, July 29 - Monday, August 1 10 am - 8 pm

Opening reception  | July 28, 5:30 – 8:00 pm. Public Welcome. Do not miss the latest Sculptor’s Society of BC show at VanDusen!

Learn More

Sale of Orchids & Companion Plants

Saturday, August 20 10am - 4pm

Join the Vancouver Orchid Society at their orchids & companion plants sale.

Learn More

Dahlia Show

Saturday, September 3 - Sunday, September 4 12pm - 3:30pm

The Vancouver Dahlia Society presents their Dahlia Show.

Learn More

Early Chrysanthemum Show

Saturday, September 10 - Sunday, September 11 10am - 4pm

Join the Pt. Grey Chrysanthemum Association for their Early Chrysanthemum Show.

Learn More

Alpine Garden Club of BC Fall Sale

Saturday, September 17 12pm - 4pm

Join the Alpine Garden Club of BC for their fall sale.

Learn More
Bloom Calendar

Yoga in the Garden - for Seniors

Tuesday, July 19 - Tuesday, July 26 5:00 - 6:15 pm

In the relaxing shade of the trees on the Great Lawn, this class explores elements of a basic yoga practice at a slower pace.

Learn More

The Brain & Body Workout for Seniors

Tuesday, July 19 - Tuesday, July 26 10:30 - 11:30 am

An evidence-based fitness program to improve both physical and brain conditioning.

Learn More

Better Balance Workout for Seniors

Wednesday, July 20 - Wednesday, July 27 1:00 - 1:45 pm

This is a gentle class for all levels, focused on balance and mobility for fitness and for preventing falls.

Learn More

Knee Deep in the Organic Veggie Garden

Wednesday, August 10 6:30 - 9 pm

This course will take place entirely outside in VanDusen’s vegetable garden, giving participants a living window of knowledge into a food garden.

Learn More

New! Twilight Tour in the Garden

Thursday, August 25 7:30 - 9:30 pm

Experience the magic of VanDusen in the evening on this tour led by our Plant Documentation Technician, Samantha Sivertz.

Learn More

School Garden Ecology Workshop

Thursday, September 1 10 am - 3 pm

In this teacher Pro-D workshop, learn how to grow an ecologically-friendly school food garden by fostering relationships between soil, plants and animals.

Learn More

Creative Fall Balcony Gardening

Wednesday, September 14 6:30 - 9 pm

A balcony doesn’t have to limit your gardening enjoyment and can stay beautiful through the fall season.

Learn More