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.


The Nature of Art

Friday, September 2 - Wednesday, September 28

BC based artists Fran Alexander, AFCA, and Susie Cipolla, SFCA, invite you to an exhibit of their art.

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Medicine Wheel Ceremony

Sunday, 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.


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The Signature of All Things

Sunday, October 2 - Monday, October 31

An art exhibition inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert’s best selling botanical novel. Opening Reception October 2, 1pm – 4 pm.

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After School Nature Explorers

Wednesday, October 5 - Wednesday, October 26 4 - 5:30 pm

For kids age 7 – 9. Invite your child to delve deeper into the wonders of the natural world with our NEW after school program!

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Bird Walk

Saturday, October 22 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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Dried Flower Arrangers' Show and Sale

Friday, October 28 to October 30, 2016

Dried Flower Arrangers’ Show and Sale — all items available for purchase!

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Annual Mushroom Show

Sunday, October 30 11am - 4pm

The Vancouver Mycological Society presents their Annual Mushroom Show.

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Bloom Calendar

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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Better Balance Workout for Seniors

Wednesday, September 21 - 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.

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Painting Fall with Watercolour

Thursday, September 22 - Thursday, October 13 10 am - 12:30 pm

Express the colours of the season through watercolour.

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Inspiring Environmental Awareness in Your Students

Saturday, September 24 - Saturday, October 15 10 am - 3 pm

Let’s inspire a generation to be passionate about the environment.

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Introduction to Bird Watching

Saturday, October 8 10 am - 12:30 pm

Join VanDusen’s long-time birding guide, Jeremy Gordon, for the basics on bird watching.

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Drawing Nature

Sunday, 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.

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CANCELLED - Gentle Morning Yoga

Tuesday, October 18

This easy-going yoga practice is designed to relax your mind and gently stretch and relieve tension in your body.

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