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

Pro-D Day Camp: Fun in the Fall

Friday, October 20 9 am - 4 pm

Come and explore the magic of the fall at VanDusen Botanical Garden! For children in Grades 1 – 4.

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2017 Mushroom Show

Sunday, October 22 11 am - 4 pm

Presented by the Vancouver Mycological Society

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VanDusen Glow in the Garden

Tuesday, October 24 - Tuesday, October 31

Join us this Halloween for an adventure through a whimsical garden. Learn more>>

Dried Flower Arrangers' Sale

Friday, October 27 - Sunday, October 29 1 pm - 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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Dried Flower Arrangers' Sale

Friday, November 24 - Saturday, November 25 10 am - 4 pm

All items available for purchase!

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Bird Walk

Saturday, November 25 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

Fitness and Yoga Multipasses

Wednesday, March 1 - Sunday, December 31

Attend classes whenever your schedule allows, without the risk of missing sessions due to illness or holidays. Want to try before you buy? Take your first class for FREE!

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New! Gentle Yoga (Fall)

Wednesday, September 20 - Wednesday, November 22 10:15 - 11:30 am

Start your day with this gentle yoga practice; relieve tension held in hips, spine and shoulders to deeply relax your body.

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Better Balance Workout for Seniors (Fall)

Wednesday, September 20 - Wednesday, November 29 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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School Garden Ecology Workshop

Friday, September 22 - Friday, February 23 2018 10 am - 3 pm

In this teacher Pro-D workshop, learn how to grow an ecologically-friendly school food garden by fostering relationships between soil, plants and animals.

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Yin Yoga and Meditation (Fall)

Monday, September 25 - Monday, November 20 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 (Fall)

Tuesday, September 26 - Tuesday, November 28 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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New! Indoor Vertical Gardens

Wednesday, September 27 6:30 - 9 pm

Explore living walls, window farms, and other vertical systems that add plenty of greenery to your home or office without taking up much space.

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