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.


Bird Walk

Saturday, May 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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Uncommon Annuals Sale

Sunday, May 29 10 am - 4 pm

Choose from over 200 varieties of unique and hard-to-find annuals and more, selected by Vancouver’s own Park Board gardeners.

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Desert Plant Society of Vancouver Show & Sale

Saturday, June 11 - Sunday, June 12 10am - 3:30pm

The Desert Plant Society of Vancouver is pleased to present their annual Show & Sale.

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Medicine Wheel Ceremony

Sunday, June 19 - 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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Night Shift Jazz

Thursday, June 23 7 to 9 pm

We are a fun group of 19 musicians who enjoy sharing the sounds of the Big Bands of the 40’s up to the present, with super updated charts that really swing.

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Bird Walk

Saturday, June 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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Vancouver Rose Show

Sunday, June 26 12:30pm - 4:30pm

The Vancouver Rose Society presents the Vancouver Rose Show.

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Bloom Calendar

Better Balance Workout for Seniors

Wednesday, May 18 - 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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New! Botanical Illustration for Beginners

Friday, May 20 - 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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Gentle Morning Yoga

Tuesday, May 24 - 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 24 - 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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Gorgeous Container Gardening

Wednesday, May 25 6:30 - 9 pm

This course explores how to design show-stopping container plantings that use colours, textures, and plant combinations in unique ways.

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New! Biogeography - Plants Across the World

Saturday, May 28 10 am - 12:30 pm

This class will look at Rhododendrons, Magnolias, and more, taking you from China to Eastern North America and then to the Southern Hemisphere to explore biogeography in the garden.

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Yin Yoga & Meditation

Monday, May 30 - 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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