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

Plant Sale Potluck - Donations Needed!

Sunday, April 28

Do you have healthy plants that have expanded beyond your space, or you want to replace? We’ll take care of them! Now accepting donations.

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Pro-D Camp: April Showers Bring May Flowers (Grades 1-4)

Monday, April 29 Drop off available from 9:00 AM, pickup at 4:00 PM. Camp begins at 9:30 AM.

Take a journey through the water cycle and explore why flowers bloom after April rains. See for yourself how a plant drinks water in a xylem experiment. Join us for an evapo-race and create your own rain stick to take home.

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Vancouver Bird Week

Saturday, May 11 - Sunday, May 26 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Presented by Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association in partnership with Vancouver Bird Week 2019


May 11, 12 & 26

 

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May Bird Walk

Saturday, May 11 9:00 AM

Presented by Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association in partnership with Vancouver Bird Week 2019

 

Enjoy a guided tour at VanDusen Botanical Garden, seeking out the bird species that make their home in this beautiful, 22-hectare garden.

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The Birds of Bloedel Conservatory

Sunday, May 12 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Presented by Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association in partnership with Vancouver Bird Week 2019

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Pro-D Camp: Darling Decomposers (Grades 1-4)

Friday, May 17 Drop off available from 9:00 AM, pickup at 4:00 PM. Camp begins at 9:30 AM.

Decomposers – some call them disgusting, we call them darling! This camp is not for the squeamish, as we will seek out all that is stinky, slimy or strange. Explore decomposition in action, create your own slug slime, and dig up worms to identify as you learn about Project WormWatch.

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VJGA Sumi Bonsai Club Show

Saturday, May 18 - Sunday, May 19 10 am - 4 pm

Join the VJGA Sumi Bonsai Club for their annual show.

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Bloom Calendar

Winter

Friday, December 21 2018 - Wednesday, March 20

The winter Garden features muted colour palettes, stunning silhouettes and a scattering of colour with winter berries and blooms.

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Spring

Wednesday, March 20 - Thursday, June 20

In spring the Garden is bursting with cheerful rhododendrons, stunning magnolias, delicate cherry blossoms and bloom-full camellias –  to mention a few…

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Summer

Thursday, June 20 - Friday, September 20

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

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Courses