Medicine Wheel Ceremony

Sunday, March 24 - Sunday, December 22 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

People from varying backgrounds and spiritual traditions are invited to gather to celebrate the beginning of a new season in a beautiful outdoors setting at VanDusen Garden.

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Member Mornings 2019

Monday, April 1 - Saturday, September 14 8am – 9am

Member Mornings are back!

Bring your camera, sketchbook, novel, and enjoy VanDusen Garden before we open to the general public.

Rain or shine. Complimentary coffee provided to the first 50 members.

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Vancouver Bird Week

Saturday, May 11 - Sunday, May 26 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

May 11, 12 & 26


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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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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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Quality of Life Series

Wednesday, June 5 - Wednesday, June 12 10am–12noon

Presented by Barbara J. Kirby

Barbara J. Kirby of Seniors Advocate ● CA is a Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA), Later Life Planner, Navigator & Executive Manager shares how to prepare for the realities of the unexpected in aging through later life.

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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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Vancouver Shade Garden Society Show and Sale (Cancelled)

Saturday, June 15 (Cancelled)

This event has been cancelled

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Preschool Storytime: Nature’s Stories for Young Children

Wednesday, June 26 - Wednesday, November 27 10:00 to 10:45 am

January – June, September-November: Takes place on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 10:00 – 10:45 am and includes reading, action songs, and a craft project.

July – November: Takes place on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 11:00 – 11:45 am and includes reading, action songs, and a craft project.

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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.

6 new camps added for 5-7 year olds! Space available.

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.

Learn more or register for camps here.

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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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Dahlia Show

Saturday, August 31 - Sunday, September 1 12 - 3:30 pm

Join the Vancouver Dahlia Society for their annual show.

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Early Chrysanthemum Show & Sale

Saturday, September 14 - Sunday, September 15 10 am - 4 pm

Presented by the Point Grey Chrysanthemum Association

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VMS Annual Mushroom Show

Sunday, October 20 11 am - 4 pm

Presented by the Vancouver Mycological Society

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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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