Bloom Calendar


Monday, March 20 - Tuesday, June 20

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


Friday, September 22 - Thursday, December 21

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

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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.

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FULL - Winter Pruning

Saturday, October 21 10 am - 2 pm

During this seasonal look at pruning, join VanDusen gardener, Casey Werfl, for an overview of the fundamentals of pruning, and specifics on tree and shrub structure.

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Botanical Illustration (Oct-Dec)

Friday, October 27 - Friday, December 1 10 am - 12:30 pm

Learn how to draw plants from an aesthetic and botanical perspective while improving your observation and artistic skills.

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New! Enjoy Microgreens and Sprouts all Winter

Saturday, November 4 10 am - 12:30 pm

Microgreens and sprouts are delicate, young plants that are harvested while tiny and tasty. Learn how to enjoy them all year at home.

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New! Ethnobotany Walk in the Tropics

Tuesday, November 7 10:30 - 11:45 am

Come up to Bloedel Conservatory for a walk through a warm mini rainforest, led by Education Director, Gillian Drake.

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New! Great Herbal Gifts for the Holidays

Wednesday, November 8 6:30 - 9 pm

Looking for that perfect homemade gift from the garden? Join Claire for an evening of discovering gift ideas for everyone on your list!

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Easy-to-Grow Native Plants

Wednesday, November 15 6:30 - 9 pm

With close to 3,000 species of plants native to BC, there is something beautiful and easy to grow for every home garden.

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Chigiri-e Paper Art: Die Winterreise

Thursday, November 16 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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