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

Pack a blanket and bring your friends to VanDusen Botanical Garden for Social Sundays this August! Learn more>>

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

Digital Photography Workshop in the Autumn Garden

Saturday, October 21 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Expand your photographic knowledge, technique, and understanding of a digital camera’s functionality to improve your photos while using the autumn Garden as your inspiration.

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Winter Pruning

Saturday, October 21 10 am - 2 pm

During this seasonal look at pruning, join VanDusen gardener, Casey Werfl, for an overview of the fundamentals of pruning, and specifics on tree and shrub structure.

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Botanical Illustration (Oct-Dec)

Friday, October 27 - Friday, December 1 10 am - 12:30 pm

Learn how to draw plants from an aesthetic and botanical perspective while improving your observation and artistic skills.

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New! Enjoy Microgreens and Sprouts all Winter

Saturday, November 4 10 am - 12:30 pm

Microgreens and sprouts are delicate, young plants that are harvested while tiny and tasty. Learn how to enjoy them all year at home.

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New! Ethnobotany Walk in the Tropics

Tuesday, November 7 10:30 - 11:45 am

Come up to Bloedel Conservatory for a walk through a warm mini rainforest, led by Education Director, Gillian Drake.

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New! Great Herbal Gifts for the Holidays

Wednesday, November 8 6:30 - 9 pm

Looking for that perfect homemade gift from the garden? Join Claire for an evening of discovering gift ideas for everyone on your list!

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Easy-to-Grow Native Plants

Wednesday, November 15 6:30 - 9 pm

With close to 3,000 species of plants native to BC, there is something beautiful and easy to grow for every home garden.

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