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.


Strength and Fragility

Wednesday, June 8 - Monday, July 4

Two tribal artists join forces to showcase their art forms and their stories spoken through stone and glass.

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Enjoy Kids Day with Will’s Jams at VanDusen Garden

Sunday, July 17 12 - 3 pm (1pm concert at the Great Lawn)

Bring your family to a fun-filled summer day at VanDusen Botanical Garden.

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Vancouver Shade Garden Society Annual Show

Sunday, July 17 10am - 4pm

The Vancouver Shade Garden Society presents their Annual Show.

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BC Fuchsia & Begonia Society Annual Show & Competition

Saturday, July 23 - Sunday, July 24 10am - 4pm

Join the BC Fuchsia & Begonia Society for their Annual Show & Competition.

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9th Annual Sculptures’ Society of BC Show and Sale

Saturday, July 30 - Monday, August 1 10 am - 8 pm

Opening reception July 28, 5:30 – 8:00pm. Public Welcome. Do not miss the latest Sculptures’ Society of BC show at VanDusen!

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Sale of Orchids & Companion Plants

Saturday, August 20 10am - 4pm

Join the Vancouver Orchid Society at their orchids & companion plants sale.

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Dahlia Show

Saturday, September 3 - Sunday, September 4 12pm - 3:30pm

The Vancouver Dahlia Society presents their Dahlia Show.

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Bloom Calendar

Yoga in the Garden

Thursday, June 23 - Thursday, July 21 5:45 - 7 pm

Enjoy yoga under the trees practicing foundational yoga postures and breathing techniques.

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The Brain & Body Workout for Seniors

Tuesday, June 28 - Tuesday, July 26 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, June 29 - Wednesday, July 27 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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Yoga in the Garden - for Seniors

Tuesday, July 5 - Tuesday, July 26 5:00 - 6:15 pm

In the relaxing shade of the trees on the Great Lawn, this class explores elements of a basic yoga practice at a slower pace.

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FULL - Intermediate Native Tree ID – BC Conifers

Saturday, July 9 10 am - 12:30 pm

Thank you for your interest, this course is now full.

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New! Drought Tolerant Gardening

Wednesday, July 13 6:30 - 9 pm

This class explores how to maintain a beautiful garden under low water conditions.

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Eat from your Garden Year-round

Saturday, July 16 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

If you want to grow food all year long, now is the time to plan and begin planting!

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