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.


Kids Get in Free in March!

Wednesday, March 1 - Friday, March 31

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Medicine Wheel Ceremony

Sunday, March 19 - Sunday, December 17 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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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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Alpine Garden Club of BC - Spring Show & Sale

Saturday, April 1 12 - 4 pm

Join the Alpine Garden Club of BC for their Spring Show and Sale.

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Sakura Days Japan Fair

Saturday, April 8 - Sunday, April 9 11 am - 5 pm

A family-friendly weekend celebration showcasing the cultural arts of Japan.

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Tuber Sale

Saturday, April 8 10 am - 4:30 pm

Presented by the Vancouver Dahlia Society

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Rooted Cuttings Sale

Saturday, April 15 9 am - 12 pm

Presented by the Point Grey Chrysanthemum Association

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Bloom Calendar


Thursday, September 22 2016 - Wednesday, December 21 2016

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

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Monday, March 20 - Monday, June 20 2016

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


Tuesday, June 20 - Tuesday, September 20 2016

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

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Botanical Illustration

Friday, April 21 - Friday, May 26 10 am - 12:30 pm

This six-session course is ideal for anyone wishing to learn or improve upon a range of skills relating to botanical drawing.

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New! Attractive Edible Containers Workshop

Saturday, April 22 1:30 - 3:30

Grow fruit, herbs, and vegetables in containers year round!

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New! Planting for Successful Growth

Saturday, April 22 10 am - 12:30 pm

Give plants the best possible start in your garden, and set them up for years of healthy growth.

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New! Creative Photography Principles

Saturday, April 22 10:30 - 4 pm

Enjoy the beautiful setting of the Garden while you hone your photography skills, whether it’s for your own enjoyment or working towards entering competitions.

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Intro to Growing Organic Food

Wednesday, April 26 6:30 - 9 pm

Learn the basics of good organic garden practices to grow great tasting food in your garden or balcony.

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Painting Spring with Watercolour

Thursday, April 27 - Thursday, May 25 10 am - 12:30 pm

Express the colours of the season through watercolour.

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New! Veggies on Your Patio

Saturday, April 29 1:30 - 4:30 pm

This class is perfect for urban gardeners who want to get started with growing veggies in containers, but need tips on where to begin.

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