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

All British Field Meet ABFM 2018

Saturday, May 19

The 33rd showing of the Greatest Show on British Wheels returns to VanDusen Botanical Garden on the Victoria Day weekend.

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May Bird Walk

Saturday, May 26 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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Desert Plant Society of Vancouver - Show & Sale

Saturday, June 9 - Sunday, June 10

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

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Pollinator Days

Wednesday, June 13 - Thursday, June 14 10 am – 2 pm

An annual multi-day event, hosts hundreds of elementary school students for an action-packed, fun day that blends science, art, games and more. Sign your class up today!

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Vancouver Rose Show

Saturday, June 16 9 am - 3 pm

The Vancouver Rose Society presents the Vancouver Rose Show.

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June Bird Walk

Saturday, June 23 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

Sunday, July 15 10 am - 4 pm

Join the Vancouver Shade Garden Society for their annual show.

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Bloom Calendar

Spring

Tuesday, March 20 - Wednesday, 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

Wednesday, June 20 - Thursday, September 20

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

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Fall

Saturday, September 22 - Friday, December 21

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

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Courses

Yin Yoga & Meditation (Winter)

Monday, February 26 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 (Winter)

Tuesday, February 27 - Tuesday, March 13 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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Better Balance Workout for Seniors (Winter)

Wednesday, February 28 - Wednesday, March 14 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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Fitness and Yoga Multipasses

Wednesday, February 28

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 (Winter)

Wednesday, February 28 - Wednesday, March 14 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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POSTPONED - Renovation Pruning

Saturday, March 3 10 am - 2 pm

This course has been postponed due to weather and will take place on March 3rd.

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Chigiri-e Paper Art: Spring Fantasy

Thursday, March 8 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Chigiri-e is a Japanese art form using pieces of hand-dyed washi paper to create beautiful and detailed images.

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