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

Bird Walk

Saturday, January 28 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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Bird Walk

Saturday, February 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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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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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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Bird Walk

Saturday, April 29 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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Bird Walk

Saturday, May 13 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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Bird Walk

Saturday, June 24 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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Bloom Calendar

Fall

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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Spring

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…

Summer

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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Courses

Yin Yoga and Meditation

Monday, January 16 - Monday, February 27 10:15 - 11:30 am

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

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Brain and Body Workout for Boomers and Beyond

Tuesday, January 17 - Tuesday, February 21 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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Herbs for Health – the Backyard Medicine Cabinet

Wednesday, January 18 6 - 8:30 pm

Discover herbs that can be grown in gardens, planters, or your kitchen to be used as everyday medicines.

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Better Balance Workout for Seniors

Wednesday, January 18 - Wednesday, February 22 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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New! Drawing Birds in the Conservatory

Saturday, January 21 10 am - 3 pm

Whether it’s purely for the fun of drawing, or to strengthen observation skills to identify birds, learn how to capture the plain form and some essential features of birds with simple sketches.

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Landscape Design Basics

Wednesday, February 1 6 - 8:30 pm

Whether designing a formal entrance to your home, or a cosy retreat in the backyard, there are fundamental principles that should be considered with any landscape design.

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New! Botanical Illustration Level 2

Friday, February 3 - 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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