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

Alpine Garden Club of BC - Fall Sale

Saturday, September 16 1 - 4 pm

Join the Alpine Garden Club of BC for their fall show.

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Medicine Wheel Ceremony

Sunday, September 17 - 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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Bird Walk

Saturday, September 23 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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Dried Flower Arrangers' Sale

Friday, September 29 - Sunday, October 1 10 am - 4 pm

Dried Flower Arrangers’ Show and Sale — all items available for purchase!

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2017 Mushroom Show

Sunday, October 22 11 am - 4 pm

Presented by the Vancouver Mycological Society

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Dried Flower Arrangers' Sale

Friday, October 27 - Sunday, October 29 10 am - 4 pm

Dried Flower Arrangers’ Show and Sale — all items available for purchase!

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Bird Walk

Saturday, October 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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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

New! Fitness and Yoga Multipasses

Wednesday, March 1 - Sunday, December 31

This new system replaces purchasing entire sessions and allows you to attend whenever your schedule allows, without the risk of missing classes in a series due to illness or holidays.

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New! Drop-in Plein Air Watercolour

Thursday, July 13 - Thursday, July 27 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

For intermediate students looking to practice their watercolour skills outdoors.

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New! Yin Yoga in the Garden

Monday, July 17 - Monday, August 21 10:15 - 11:30 am

Enjoy yoga under the trees.

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FULL - All about Perennials

Wednesday, July 26 6:00 - 8:30 pm

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

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FULL - Know your Bees of BC

Saturday, July 29 1:30 - 4 pm

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

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Knee Deep in the Organic Veggie Garden

Wednesday, August 16 6:30 - 9 pm

This course will take place entirely outside in VanDusen’s vegetable garden, giving participants a living window of knowledge into a food garden.

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New! Soil Stroll with Egan Davis

Saturday, August 19 10 am - 12 pm

This walk throughout the Garden will focus on soils, exploring how texture, organic matter, hydrology, and biological activity all influence soils, and plant growth.

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