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

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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!

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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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Sale of Orchids & Companion Plants

Saturday, August 20 10am - 4pm

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

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Flora for the kids - Interactive paint project

Sunday, August 21 1 - 4 pm

Join artist Jan Henry with your children for an interactive paint project.

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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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Bloom Calendar

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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