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.
Medicine Wheel CeremonySunday, 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.
Diagnose Insect DamageSaturday, October 22 10 am - 12:30 pm
Insect damage on your plants? Learn how to identify the cause of the problem, why it is happening, and how much damage is indeed a problem.Learn More
Better Balance Workout for SeniorsWednesday, October 5 - 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.Learn More
Drawing NatureSunday, October 16 - Sunday, November 20 10 am - 2 pm
This two-part workshop is for everyone who finds inspiration in nature, and wants to improve their ability to capture the beauty or the detail through drawing.Learn More
Botanical Illustration Level 1Friday, October 21 - Friday, December 2 10 am - 12:30 pm
Learn how to draw plants from an aesthetic and botanical perspective while improving your observation and artistic skills.Learn More
Bitters: From Snake Oil to Artisanal CocktailsThursday, October 27 7 - 8:30 pm
Sip on cocktails while will explore the botanicals commonly used as bittering agents and discuss current uses in artisanal cocktails that you can try at home.Learn More
Digital Photography with your Smart DeviceSaturday, October 29
This course has been cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience.