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

Medicine Wheel Ceremony

Sunday, March 24 - Sunday, December 22 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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Member Mornings 2019

Monday, April 1 - Saturday, September 14 8am – 9am

Member Mornings are back!

Bring your camera, sketchbook, novel, and enjoy VanDusen Garden before we open to the general public.

Rain or shine. Complimentary coffee provided to the first 50 members.

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ZimCarvings Exhibition

Friday, July 19 - Sunday, September 15

Come and enjoy the opening night on Friday, July 19th from 5pm-7pm listening to music performed by Jacky Essombe in beautiful VanDusen Garden! We are delighted to give a 10% discount to members for purchases of pieces for the first two weeks, July 19 – August 2nd with a valid membership card.

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BC Fuchsia and Begonia Society - Annual Show & Competition

Saturday, July 27 - Sunday, July 28 10 am - 4 pm

Join the Society for their Annual Show and Competition. Show admission by donation.

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Preschool Storytime: Nature’s Stories for Young Children

Saturday, August 10 - Wednesday, November 27 10:00 to 10:45 am

July – November: Takes place on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 11:00 – 11:45 am and includes reading, action songs, and a craft project.

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VSO at VanDusen

Sunday, August 11 5:00 pm

The VSO Chamber Players return to VanDusen Botanical Garden on Sunday, August 11 for an intimate 19+ musical soirée with beer, wine, cocktails and food truck fare, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.

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Teacher Open House presented by VBGA

Thursday, August 29 10 am - 12 pm

Discover the many ways that our living classroom supports the BC curriculum through field trips, teacher Pro-D workshops, gardening and ecology courses, and special events. Free, Garden Admission included!

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Bloom Calendar

Winter

Friday, December 21 2018 - Wednesday, March 20

The winter Garden features muted colour palettes, stunning silhouettes and a scattering of colour with winter berries and blooms.

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Spring

Wednesday, March 20 - Thursday, June 20

In spring the Garden is bursting with cheerful rhododendrons, stunning magnolias, delicate cherry blossoms and bloom-full camellias –  to mention a few…

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Summer

Thursday, June 20 - Friday, September 20

Summer in the Garden features vibrant colours and fragrant smells for our visitors to enjoy.

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Courses