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.


Chinese Penjing Society of Canada - Exhibition & Sale

Saturday, May 25 - Sunday, May 26 10 am - 4:30 pm

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

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Botany and Bird Walk on Bowen Island

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

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

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Desert Plant Society of Vancouver - Show & Sale

Saturday, June 8 - Sunday, June 9 10 am - 4 pm

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

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June Bird Walk

Saturday, June 8 9 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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Pollinator Days

Wednesday, June 12 - Friday, June 14 10 am – 2 pm

buzz-worthy field trip experience for students to learn about pollinators, the environments that support them, and how you can help.

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(Cancelled) Vancouver Shade Garden Society Show and Sale

Saturday, June 15 (Cancelled)

This event has been cancelled
Join the Vancouver Shade Garden Society for their annual show and sale.

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Summer Camps (5-10 year olds)

Tuesday, July 2 Drop off available from 9:00 AM, pickup at 4:00 PM. Camp begins at 9:30 AM.

Our carefully crafted blend of science, exploration, games and crafts give children the opportunity to learn and play throughout the beauty of the Garden and the Conservatory, while fostering positive stewardship of the environment. Unique weekly themes are sure to excite any nature lover. Days are spent mostly outdoors, but may also include time in the classroom, in the Visitor Centre, or at Bloedel Conservatory. Camps for 5-7 year olds are sold out and waitlists are open!

Learn more or register for camps here.

Bloom Calendar


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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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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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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