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.

Events

Works by Anna Milton

Friday, June 30 - Wednesday, September 27 during library hours

In the Yosef Wosk Library and Resource Centre

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Social Sundays

Tuesday, August 1 - Thursday, August 31

Pack a blanket and bring your friends to VanDusen Botanical Garden for Social Sundays this August! Learn more>>

Member Mornings

Sunday, August 13 - Sunday, September 24 8 am - 10 am

Member Mornings continue to end of September! (rain or shine)

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Teacher Open House (free!)

Thursday, August 31 10 am - 12 pm

Save the Date! For K-12 Teachers.

 

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Dahlia Show

Saturday, September 2 - Sunday, September 3

Join the Vancouver Dahlia Society for their annual show.

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Early Chrysanthemum Sale

Saturday, September 9 - Sunday, September 10 12 - 4 pm

Presented by the Point Grey Chrysanthemum Association

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Alpine Garden Club of BC - Fall Sale

Saturday, September 16 1 - 4 pm

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

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Bloom Calendar

Spring

Monday, March 20 - Tuesday, June 20

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

Fall

Friday, September 22 - Thursday, December 21

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

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Winter

Thursday, December 21 - Tuesday, March 20 2018

The winter Garden features muted colour palettes, stunning silhouettes and a scattering of colour with winter berries and blooms.

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Courses

New! Fitness and Yoga Multipasses

Wednesday, March 1 - Sunday, December 31

This new system replaces purchasing entire sessions and allows you to attend whenever your schedule allows, without the risk of missing classes in a series due to illness or holidays.

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New! Seaweed Pressing Workshop: Preserving Autumn Specimens

Saturday, September 9 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learn to press and preserve gorgeous seaweeds in a variety of colours, textures and sizes.

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Brain and Body Workout for Boomers and Beyond (Fall)

Tuesday, September 12 - Tuesday, November 28 10:30 - 11:30 am

This class, designed by Kinesiologists and Occupational Therapists, is an evidence-based program to improve both physical and brain conditioning.

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Better Balance Workout for Seniors (Fall)

Wednesday, September 13 - Wednesday, November 29 12:00 - 12:45 pm

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

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Chigiri-e Paper Art: Pansies

Thursday, September 14 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Chigiri-e is a Japanese art form using pieces of hand-dyed washi paper to create beautiful and detailed images.

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New! Fall Planting and Winter Garden Prep

Saturday, September 16 9:30 - 12:30 pm

This class offers a great overview on how to plan your fall plantings, as well as which garden preparations are best done before winter arrives.

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New! Conifers of North America

Saturday, September 16 1:30 - 4 pm

Further your plant ID skills outside using the conifer collections at VanDusen.

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