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

UP-CLOSE presented by Vancouver en-plein-air Group

Thursday, March 30 - Tuesday, June 27

New exhibition in the library features artwork zoomed in on nature.

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Preschool Storytime: Nature’s Stories for Young Children

Wednesday, April 26 - Wednesday, June 28 10:00 - 10:40 am

Every 4th Wednesday of the month in the Library

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Mainly Vancouver - Work By Michael Kluckner

Saturday, April 29 - Sunday, May 28 During Garden Hours

Michael Kluckner’s first local exhibition in 11 years includes watercolours from his books about Vancouver, chiaroscuro woodcuts and drawings of people and places, and oil paintings exploring new territory.

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Bird Walk

Saturday, April 29 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 African Violet & Gesneriad Society Show & Sale

Saturday, May 6 1 - 4 pm

Join the Vancouver African Violet & Gesneriad Society for their annual show and sale.

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Vancouver Bird Week Bird Walk

Saturday, May 6 9 am - 11 am

Enjoy a guided tour at VanDusen Botanical Garden, seeking out the bird species that make their home in this beautiful, 22-hectare garden.

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Rain Barrel and Backyard Composter Sale

Sunday, May 7 10 am - 3 pm

The Rain Barrel Truck Load Sale is Back!  And we’ve added Backyard Composters!

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Bloom Calendar

Summer

Tuesday, June 20 - Wednesday, September 20

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

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Fall

Friday, September 22 - Thursday, December 21

Autumn colours are absolutely stunning at the Garden, and there are plenty of blooms still showing.

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Winter

Thursday, December 21 - Tuesday, March 20 2018

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

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Courses

New! Spring Evening Garden Stroll with a Gardener

Wednesday, May 10 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Enjoy the magic of VanDusen in the early evening with long-time staff gardener, Casey Werfl.

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Better Balance Workout for Seniors

Wednesday, May 10 - Wednesday, June 14 12:00 - 12:45 pm

This is a gentle class for all levels, focused on balance and mobility for fitness and for preventing falls.

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Growing Plants without (much) Water

Thursday, May 11 6:30 - 8:30 pm

As the arid summer of 2015 showed us, changing climatic conditions can be a real challenge for gardeners.

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All About Seeds

Saturday, May 13 10 am - 12:30 pm

Dig deeper into the tiny world of seeds and explore seed botany.

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Yin Yoga and Meditation

Monday, May 15 - Monday, June 26 10:15 - 11:30 am

The slow, mindful nature of yin yoga blends perfectly with a meditation practice.

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New! Grow Superfoods Anywhere

Wednesday, May 17 6:30 - 9 pm

From kitchen counter to kitchen garden, discover easy ways to grow superfoods at home.

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Chigiri-e Paper Art for Beginners: Spring Bouquet

Thursday, May 18 1:30 - 4 pm

Chigiri-e is a Japanese art form using pieces of hand-dyed washi paper to create beautiful and detailed images.

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