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.


Living Colour

Sunday, April 17 - Sunday, May 15

A photo exhibition of floral & scenic images taken exclusively in VanDusen Botanical Garden by Raymond Lo.

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Artisan Jewellery Show & Sale

Sunday, May 8 10am to 6pm

More than 20 artisans selling one of a kind pieces!

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Mother's Day at the Garden

Sunday, May 8 11 am - 5 pm

Bring your mom for a walk through 55 acres of trails, lakes and flowers at the beautiful VanDusen Botanical Garden, with live music, a pop-up cafe and more!

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Chinese Penjing Society of Canada Show & Sale

Saturday, May 14 - Sunday, May 15 10am - 4:30pm

Join the Chinese Penjing Society of Canada for their annual Show & Sale.

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Selective Focus in Photography

Sunday, May 15 2 - 4 pm

Free photo talk by Raymond Lo

Sumi Bonsai Show

Saturday, May 21 - Sunday, May 22 10am - 4pm

The Vancouver Japanese Gardeners Association presents their Sumi Bonsai Show.

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All British Field Meet ABFM 2016 - 31st Anniversary

Saturday, May 21 10 am - 4:30 pm

The Greatest Show on British Wheels returns to the Great Lawn with an eclectic showing of British built motorcars and motorcycles.

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Bloom Calendar

Better Balance Workout for Seniors

Wednesday, April 27 - Wednesday, June 1 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 with Watercolour: Flowers

Thursday, April 28 - Thursday, May 19 10 am - 12:30 pm

Express the colours of the seasons through watercolour.

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Yin Yoga & Meditation

Monday, May 2 - Monday, June 6 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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Gentle Morning Yoga

Tuesday, May 3 - Tuesday, May 31 9:00 - 10:15 am

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

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The Brain & Body Workout for Seniors

Tuesday, May 3 - Tuesday, May 31 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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New! Botanical Illustration for Beginners

Friday, May 6 - Friday, June 10 10 am - 12:30 pm

Learn how to draw plants from an aesthetic and scientific perspective while improving your observation and artistic skills.

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New! Growing Superfoods in Small Spaces

Wednesday, May 11 6:30 - 9 pm

Learn simple ways to grow superfoods in almost any small space – balconies, rooftop gardens, containers, or kitchen counters.

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