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.


Works by Anna Milton

Friday, June 30 - Wednesday, September 27 during library hours

In the Yosef Wosk Library and Resource Centre

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BC Fuchsia and Begonia Society - Annual Show & Competition

Saturday, July 29 - Sunday, July 30 10 am - 4 pm

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

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Social Sundays

Tuesday, August 1 - Thursday, August 31 Dates TBA

Pack a blanket and bring some friends for Social Sundays in the Garden this August! Dates TBA.

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Sale of Orchids and Companion Plants

Saturday, August 19 10 am - 4 pm

Presented by the Vancouver Orchid Society

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Teacher Open House (free!)

Thursday, August 31 10 am - 12 pm

Save the Date! For K-12 Teachers.


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Dahlia Show

Saturday, September 2 - Sunday, September 3 12 - 3:30 pm

Join the Vancouver Dahlia Society for their annual show.

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Early Chrysanthemum Sale

Saturday, September 9 - Sunday, September 10 12 - 4 pm

Presented by the Point Grey Chrysanthemum Association

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Bloom Calendar


Monday, March 20 - Tuesday, June 20

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


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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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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New! Fall Planting and Winter Garden Prep

Saturday, September 16 9:30 - 12:30 pm

This class offers a great overview on how to plan your fall plantings, as well as which garden preparations are best done before winter arrives.

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New! Conifers of North America

Saturday, September 16 1:30 - 4 pm

Further your plant ID skills outside using the conifer collections at VanDusen.

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New! Janis’ Top Trees and Shrubs

Wednesday, September 20 6 - 8:30 pm

Discover Janis’ favourite low maintenance trees and shrubs for year-round enjoyment in home gardens.

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School Garden Ecology Workshop

Friday, September 22 10 am - 3 pm

In this teacher Pro-D workshop, learn how to grow an ecologically-friendly school food garden by fostering relationships between soil, plants and animals.

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New! Tree Walk

Saturday, September 23 10 am - 12 pm

Spend an early-autumn morning with Egan Davis exploring the Garden’s vast collection of trees from around the globe.

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New! How to Grow an Edible Garden this Winter

Saturday, September 23 1 - 4 pm

The end of summer doesn’t have to mean the end of your edibles!

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Permaculture: An Introduction

Saturday, September 23 10 am - 12:30 pm

This overview will cover the definitions, concepts and principles of permaculture.

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