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

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

Spring

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…

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

Introduction to Bird Watching

Sunday, September 24 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! Indoor Vertical Gardens

Wednesday, September 27 6:30 - 9 pm

Explore living walls, window farms, and other vertical systems that add plenty of greenery to your home or office without taking up much space.

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Permaculture: Food Forests

Sunday, October 1 10 am - 12:30 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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New! Herbs and Spices - from the World to your Home

Wednesday, October 4 6:30 - 9 pm

Coriander, caraway, fennel seed, mustard, mint, bay, garlic, basil – discover the global importance of these and other herbs and spices through a culinary and historical lens.

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New! Introduction to the World of Mushrooms

Wednesday, October 11 7 - 9 pm

Join experienced mycologists, Paul Kroeger and Sharmin Gamiet, for an evening focussing on local native species of mushrooms.

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Soil Lab for Gardeners

Saturday, October 14 10 am - 12:30 pm

Get a practical understanding of your soil with this workshop that combines lecture and hands-on lab activities using soil from participants’ gardens.

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New! Conifers of East Asia

Saturday, October 14 1:30 - 4 pm

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

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