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

Rooted Cuttings Sale

Saturday, April 15 9 am - 12 pm

Presented by the Point Grey Chrysanthemum Association

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Spring Bonsai & Flower Exhibition

Saturday, April 15 - Sunday, April 16 10 am - 4 pm

Presented by the Metro Vancouver Gardening Society

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

Saturday, April 22 9 am - 3 pm

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

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Bird Walk

Saturday, April 29 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 6 1 - 4 pm

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

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Chinese Penjing Society of Canada - Exhibition & Sale

Saturday, May 13 - Sunday, May 14 10 am - 4:30 pm

Join the Chinese Penjing Society of Canada for their annual event.

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Bird Walk

Saturday, May 13 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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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

FULL Drawing Birds in the Conservatory

Saturday, January 21 10 am - 3 pm

Thank you for your interest, this course is now FULL

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Yin Yoga and Meditation

Monday, January 23 - Monday, February 27 10:15 - 11:30 am

Enjoy a mindful morning of self-study during Cristina’s gentle class.

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Brain and Body Workout for Boomers and Beyond

Tuesday, January 24 - Tuesday, February 21 10:30 - 11:30 am

This class, designed by Kinesiologists and Occupational Therapists, is an evidence-based program to improve both physical and brain conditioning.

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Better Balance Workout for Seniors

Wednesday, January 25 - Wednesday, February 22 12:00 - 12:45 pm

This is a gentle class for all levels, focused on balance and mobility for fitness and for preventing falls.

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Landscape Design Basics

Wednesday, February 1 6 - 8:30 pm

Whether designing a formal entrance to your home, or a cosy retreat in the backyard, there are fundamental principles that should be considered with any landscape design.

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New! Botanical Illustration Level 2

Friday, February 3 - Friday, March 10 10 am - 12:30 pm

This class is for those with some basic drawing experience, looking to further develop various skills to draw beautiful and accurate botanical subjects.

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FULL - Spring Pruning

Saturday, February 4 10 am - 2 pm

Thank you for your interest, this course is now full.

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