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

May Bird Walk

Saturday, May 11 10 am

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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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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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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Desert Plant Society of Vancouver - Show & Sale

Saturday, June 8 - Sunday, June 9 10 am - 4:30 pm

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

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June Bird Walk

Saturday, June 8 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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Vancouver Shade Garden Society Show and Sale

Saturday, June 15 10 am - 4 pm

Join the Vancouver Shade Garden Society for their annual show and sale.

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BC Fuchsia and Begonia Society - Annual Show & Competition

Saturday, July 27 - Sunday, July 28 10 am - 4 pm

Join the Society for their Annual Show and Competition. Show admission by donation.

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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