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

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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Sale of Orchids and Companion Plants

Saturday, August 19 10 am - 4 pm

Presented by the Vancouver Orchid Society

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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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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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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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Bloom Calendar

Summer

Tuesday, June 20 - Wednesday, September 20

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

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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

Brain and Body Workout for Boomers and Beyond

Tuesday, May 23 - Wednesday, June 14 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, May 24 - Wednesday, June 14 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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New! Introduction to Vertical Gardening

Wednesday, May 24 6:30 - 9 pm

Explore living walls and green facades, and the systems used to implement them.

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FULL- Seaweed Pressing Workshop: Preserving Botanical Specimens

Saturday, May 27 10:30 am - 12 pm

Learn to press and preserve gorgeous seaweeds in a variety of colours, textures and sizes.

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FULL - Flower Photography

Saturday, May 27 10:30 am - 4 pm

This workshop will cover many of the technical and aesthetic aspects of flower photography.

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Yin Yoga and Meditation

Monday, May 29 - Monday, June 26 10:15 - 11:30 am

The slow, mindful nature of yin yoga blends perfectly with a meditation practice.

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New! Plants for Interest and Pizzazz in your Garden

Wednesday, May 31 6:30 - 9 pm

Learn how to design with diverse combinations of colours and patterns to add playful and bold features to your garden.

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