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

Fraser River Estuary Important Bird Area: Past, Present and Future

Wednesday, May 10 7:30 pm

What can be done to save this area? Can we live in harmony with the delta or will we continue to destroy it?

Learn More

Chinese Penjing Society of Canada - Exhibition & Sale

Saturday, May 13 - Sunday, May 14 10 am - 4:30 pm

Join the Chinese Penjing Society of Canada for their annual event.

Learn More

Bird Walk

Saturday, May 13 10 am - 12 pm

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

Learn More

Bird Songs of the Boreal Forest: cradle for billions of songbirds

Saturday, May 13 2:00 - 3:30 pm

This presentation features the Boreal Forest and some of its inhabitants.

Learn More

All British Field Meet ABFM 2017

Saturday, May 20 9 am - 4:30 pm

The 32nd showing of the Greatest Show on British Wheels returns to VanDusen Botanical Garden on the Victoria Day weekend.

Learn More

VJGA Sumi Bonsai Club Show

Saturday, May 20 - Sunday, May 21 10 am - 4:30 pm

Join the VJGA Sumi Bonsai Club for their annual show.

Learn More

Desert Plant Society of Vancouver - Show & Sale

Saturday, June 10 - Sunday, June 11 10 am - 4 pm

Join the Desert Plant Society of Vancouver for their annual show.

Learn More
Bloom Calendar

Summer

Tuesday, June 20 - Wednesday, September 20

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

Learn More

Fall

Friday, September 22 - Thursday, December 21

Autumn colours are absolutely stunning at the Garden, and there are plenty of blooms still showing.

Learn More

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.

Learn More
Courses

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.

Learn More

Botanical Illustration

Friday, April 21 - Friday, May 26 10 am - 12:30 pm

This six-session course is ideal for anyone wishing to learn or improve upon a range of skills relating to botanical drawing.

Learn More

Better Balance Workout for Seniors

Wednesday, April 26 - 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.

Learn More

Painting Spring with Watercolour

Thursday, April 27 - Thursday, May 25 10 am - 12:30 pm

Express the colours of the season through watercolour.

Learn More

New! Veggies on Your Patio

Saturday, April 29 1:30 - 4:30 pm

This class is perfect for urban gardeners who want to get started with growing veggies in containers, but need tips on where to begin.

Learn More

Yin Yoga & Meditation

Monday, May 1 - 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.

Learn More

Brain and Body Workout for Boomers and Beyond

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.

Learn More