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.


Soil, Manure & Compost Sale

Saturday, March 4 10 am - 3 pm

Come by for our annual fundraiser. Pre-orders available!

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Botanical Reflections

Wednesday, March 15

On until March 15th – The Fibre Art Network presents works in Celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday.

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Medicine Wheel Ceremony

Sunday, March 19 - Sunday, December 17 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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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Preschool Storytime: Nature’s Stories for Young Children

Wednesday, March 22 - Wednesday, June 28 10:00 - 10:30 am

Every 4th Wednesday of the month in the Library

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Vancouver Orchid Society Show & Sale

Saturday, March 25 - Sunday, March 26 10 am - 4 pm

Join the Vancouver Orchid Society for their Spring Sale.

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Bird Walk

Saturday, March 25 10 am

Take a guided tour through VanDusen and learn about the native bird species that make their home in the garden.

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Alpine Garden Club of BC - Spring Show & Sale

Saturday, April 1 12 - 4 pm

Join the Alpine Garden Club of BC for their Spring Show and Sale.

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Bloom Calendar


Thursday, September 22 2016 - Wednesday, December 21 2016

Autumn colours are absolutely stunning at the Garden, and there are plenty of blooms still showing.

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Monday, March 20 - Monday, June 20 2016

In spring the Garden is bursting with cheerful rhododendrons, stunning magnolias, delicate cherry blossoms and bloom-full camellias –  to mention a few…


Tuesday, June 20 - Tuesday, September 20 2016

Summer in the Garden features vibrant colours and fragrant smells for our visitors to enjoy.

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FULL - Watercolour Close Up on Nature

Thursday, February 9 - Thursday, March 9 10 am - 12:30 pm

Thank you for your interest, this course is now FULL

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New! Botanical Illustration Level 2

Friday, February 24 - Friday, March 10 10 am - 12:30 pm

This class is for those with some basic drawing experience, looking to further develop various skills to draw beautiful and accurate botanical subjects.

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Yin Yoga and Meditation

Monday, February 27 10:15 - 11:30 am

Enjoy a mindful morning of self-study during Cristina’s gentle class.

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RESCHEDULED - Spring Pruning

Saturday, March 4 10 am - 2 pm

This course has been rescheduled to March 4, with possibility of new openings.

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10 Essential Herbs for Every Garden

Wednesday, March 8 6:30 - 9 pm

Learn about 10 herbs that are workhorses of the garden.

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Outdoor Portrait Photography

Saturday, March 11

This course has been cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience.

All About Roses

Saturday, March 11 10 am - 12:30 pm

Increase your enjoyment and decrease the challenges of growing roses successfully in your garden.

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