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

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

Fall

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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Spring

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…

Summer

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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Courses

Introduction to Bird Watching

Sunday, April 30 10 am - 12:30 pm

Join VanDusen’s long-time birding guide, Jeremy Gordon, for the basics on bird watching.

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New! Hanging Baskets for Beauty and Bounty

Wednesday, May 3 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Mix in flowers with edibles in a hanging basket, attract pollinators, and enjoy a pretty tasty summer.

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Introduction to Permaculture

Saturday, May 6 10 am - 12:30 pm

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

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Permaculture: Grow an Urban Food Forest

Saturday, May 6 1:30 - 4 pm

Take a deeper look into the concepts of permaculture, and learn how to design and create a diverse garden that yields food and provides habitat.

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Brain and Body Workout for Boomers and Beyond

Tuesday, May 9 - Wednesday, June 14 10:30 - 11:30 am

This class, designed by Kinesiologists and Occupational Therapists, is an evidence-based program to improve both physical and brain conditioning.

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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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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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