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.


Adult Education Courses

Monday, February 24 2020

The VBGA welcomes continuing learners from all backgrounds to engage with our Adult Education programs. Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Courses available for registration now!

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VBGA Plant Sale Potluck 2020

Sunday, April 26 2020

We are now accepting donations for the 42nd Annual Plant sale!

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42nd Annual Plant Sale!

Sunday, April 26 2020

Save the date on April 26th for the annual VBGA plant sale!

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Tour of the Tropics at Bloedel Conservatory

Monday, April 27 2020

Register your class for a tour at Bloedel Conservatory!

This tour is suitable for students from preschool to grade 4. Students learn about adaptations, birds, and the vital importance of tropical plants to life on earth.

Stay warm (and dry!) under the Conservatory dome on your field trip in 2020.

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Pollinator Days

Wednesday, May 27 2020 - Friday, May 29 2020 10 am – 2 pm

buzz-worthy field trip festival for students to learn about pollinators, the environments that support them, and how you can help.

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Bloom Calendar


Saturday, December 21 - Thursday, March 19 2020

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

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Thursday, March 19 2020 - Saturday, June 20 2020

In spring the Garden is bursting with cheerful rhododendrons, stunning magnolias, delicate cherry blossoms and bloom-full camellias –  to mention a few…

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Saturday, June 20 2020 - Tuesday, September 22 2020

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

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