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

Chigiri-e Paper Art for Beginners: Tranquil Landscape

Thursday, June 15 1:30 - 4 pm

Chigiri-e is a Japanese art form using pieces of hand-dyed washi paper to create beautiful and detailed images.

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Helping Bees in Urban Gardens

Saturday, June 17 10 am - 12:30 pm

Encourage bumblebee, mason bee, and other native bee populations in your urban garden.

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New! Drawing Flowers

Friday, June 23 10 am - 2 pm

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

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Drought Tolerant Gardening

Wednesday, July 5 6:30 - 9 pm

This class explores how to maintain a beautiful garden under low water conditions.

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New! Drop-in Plein Air Watercolour

Thursday, July 6 - Thursday, July 27 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

For intermediate students looking to practice their watercolour skills outdoors.

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Mixology and your Garden

Thursday, July 6 7 - 8:30 pm

With summer just around the corner, what better time to broaden your entertaining toolkit with some botanical cocktails?

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New! From Seed to Harvest: Make the Most of your Urban Garden

Saturday, July 8 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Growing food from seed is the least expensive and most rewarding way to plant your vegetable garden.

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