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.


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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Preschool Storytime: Nature’s Stories for Young Children

Wednesday, April 26 - Wednesday, June 28 10:00 - 10:40 am

Every 4th Wednesday of the month in the Library

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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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VanDusen Plant Sale

Sunday, April 30 10 am - 4 pm

Celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday! Free Admission and thousands of plants for sale.

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Vancouver Bird Week Bird Walk

Saturday, May 6 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


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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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…


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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Yin Yoga & Meditation

Monday, March 27 - Monday, May 8 10:15 - 11:30 am

Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga that focuses on stimulating the connective tissues of the body with the intention of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility.

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Brain and Body Workout for Boomers and Beyond

Tuesday, March 28 - Tuesday, May 2 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, March 29 - Wednesday, May 3 12 - 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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Six Weeks in Sweden with Egan

Wednesday, March 29 7 - 8:30 pm

During the summer of 2016, Egan Davis spent six weeks in Sweden, primarily to volunteer at the Gothenburg Botanical Garden.

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FULL: Chigiri-e Paper Art for Beginners: Cherry Blossoms

Thursday, April 13 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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Designing and Growing with Herbs

Wednesday, April 19 6:30 - 9 pm

Herbs can be incorporated into an existing vegetable or ornamental garden, or grown in a dedicated herb garden.

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New! How to Draw Plants

Thursday, April 20 - Thursday, May 11 1:30 - 4 pm

Improve your drawing skills for journaling, teaching, or pure enjoyment.

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