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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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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Preschool Storytime: Nature’s Stories for Young Children

Wednesday, May 24 - Wednesday, June 28 10:00 - 10:40 am

Every 4th Wednesday of the month in the Library

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Desert Plant Society of Vancouver - Show & Sale

Saturday, June 10 - Sunday, June 11 10 am - 4 pm

Join the Desert Plant Society of Vancouver for their annual show.

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Medicine Wheel Ceremony

Sunday, June 18 - 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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Bird Walk

Saturday, June 24 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 Shade Garden Society Show

Sunday, July 16 - Monday, July 17 10 am - 4 pm

Join the Vancouver Shade Garden Society for their annual show.

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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

Eat from your Garden Year-round

Saturday, July 15 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learn what to grow and when to sow your winter garden and how to prevent common problems that the winter garden faces.

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New! Creations from the Apothecaries’ Garden

Wednesday, July 19 6:30 - 9 pm

In this class we will explore a multitude of household products you can create from plants in your garden.

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All about Perennials

Wednesday, July 26 6:00 - 8:30 pm

Spend the evening outside in the Perennial Garden and Black Gardens with VanDusen gardener, Casey Werfl.

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Know your Bees of BC

Saturday, July 29 1:30 - 4 pm

Walk with renowned bee expert, Brian Campbell, and explore the differences between mason bees, bumblebees, honeybees and more.

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Knee Deep in the Organic Veggie Garden

Wednesday, August 16 6:30 - 9 pm

This course will take place entirely outside in VanDusen’s vegetable garden, giving participants a living window of knowledge into a food garden.

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Soil Stroll

Saturday, August 19 10 am - 12 pm

This walk throughout the Garden will focus on soils, exploring how texture, organic matter, hydrology, and biological activity all influence soils, and plant growth.

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