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.



Friday, August 5 - Wednesday, August 31

“Flora” is an exhibition of several series of paintings. Each series was created as a response to the joy I find in the colours and textures of flora. – Jan Henry

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The Nature of Art

Friday, September 2 - Wednesday, September 28

BC based artists Fran Alexander, AFCA, and Susie Cipolla, SFCA, invite you to an exhibit of their art.

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Dahlia Show

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

The Vancouver Dahlia Society presents their Dahlia Show.

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Early Chrysanthemum Show

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

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

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Alpine Garden Club of BC Fall Sale

Saturday, September 17 12pm - 4pm

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

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Medicine Wheel Ceremony

Sunday, September 18 - Sunday, December 18 12 pm - 3 pm

The Medicine Wheel is a symbol of holistic teachings based on the cycles of nature.  People from varying backgrounds and spiritual traditions are invited to gather to celebrate the beginning of a new season in a beautiful outdoors setting at VanDusen Garden.


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Dried Flower Arrangers' Show and Sale

Friday, September 23 to September 25, 2016

Dried Flower Arrangers’ Show and Sale — all items available for purchase!

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Bloom Calendar

School Garden Ecology Workshop

Thursday, September 1 10 am - 3 pm

Unfortunately this course has been cancelled due to low registration.

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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.

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New! Chigiri-e Paper Art: Inspired by the Season

Thursday, September 15 - Thursday, September 29 1 - 3 pm

Chigiri-e is a Japanese art form where the primary technique uses pieces of beautifully hand-dyed washi paper to create images.

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Yin Yoga & Meditation

Monday, September 19 - Monday, October 31 10:15 - 11:30 am

Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga that focuses on stimulating the connective tissues of the body with the intention of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility.

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The Brain & Body Workout for Seniors

Tuesday, September 20 - Tuesday, October 25 10:30 - 11:30 am

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

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Gentle Morning Yoga

Tuesday, September 20 - Tuesday, October 25 9:00 - 10:15 am

This easy-going yoga practice is designed to relax your mind and gently stretch and relieve tension in your body.

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Better Balance Workout for Seniors

Wednesday, September 21 - Wednesday, October 26 1:00 - 1:45 pm

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

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