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

Preschool Storytime: Nature’s Stories for Young Children

Wednesday, March 28 - Wednesday, November 28 10:00 to 10:45 am

Takes place on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 10:00 to 10:45 am and includes reading, action songs and a craft project.

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Imagination, Enfoldment, Infinities Edge

Friday, March 30 - Sunday, April 29

Photographic art by Jack Vainer, Nettie Adams and Vicki Morell.

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Brush with Nature

Saturday, April 14 - Tuesday, June 26

The 4th Annual Vancouver plein air group exhibition of images painted onsite at VanDusen Garden. Official opening on Saturday, April 14th from 2-4 pm.

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BC Fuchsia and Begonia Society - Plant, Bake & Craft Sale

Saturday, April 21 9 am - 3 pm

Check out the BC Fuchsia and Begonia Society’s spring sale.

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Member Mornings

Saturday, April 21 - Saturday, August 11 8 am - 9 am

Member Mornings at VanDusen Garden are back!

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April Bird Walk

Saturday, April 28 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 African Violet & Gesneriad Society Show & Sale

Saturday, May 5 1 - 4 pm

Join the Vancouver African Violet & Gesneriad Society for their annual show and sale.

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Bloom Calendar

Summer

Wednesday, June 20 - Thursday, September 20

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

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Fall

Saturday, September 22 - Friday, December 21

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

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Winter

Friday, December 21 - Wednesday, March 20 2019

The winter Garden features muted colour palettes, stunning silhouettes and a scattering of colour with winter berries and blooms.

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Courses

Bee ID Walk & Talk

Saturday, May 26 1:00 - 3:30 pm

There are more than 450 species of bees in BC! Walk with renowned bee expert, Brian Campbell, and explore the differences between mason bees, bumblebees, honeybees and more.

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Creative Photography Principles 1

Saturday, May 26 10:30 - 4:30 pm

Enjoy the beautiful setting of the Garden while you hone your photography skills.

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New! Botany and Birds Walk on Bowen

Sunday, May 27 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Explore Bowen Island’s botanical and ornithological diversity around Killarney Lake as you walk through mature secondary growth forest, shoreline and riparian communities, and along the boardwalk covering marsh and swamp.

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Seaweed Pressing Workshop: Preserving Seasonal Specimens

Sunday, May 27 - Sunday, July 8 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Learn to press and preserve gorgeous seaweeds in a variety of colours, textures and sizes.

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Creative Photography Principles 2

Saturday, June 2 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Build upon your understanding of photography principles, such as the effects of speed and lighting, while using traditional techniques such as black & white.

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Drawing Flowers

Saturday, June 2 10 am - 4 pm

Improve your drawing skills and capture a realistic depiction of a flower.

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Effective Photo Composition

Sunday, June 3 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sharpen your natural sense of composition during this in-depth workshop that will aid in creating immediate improvement in your photos.

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