Mainly Vancouver - Work By Michael Kluckner

Saturday, April 29 2017 - Sunday, May 28 2017 During Garden Hours

Michael Kluckner’s first local exhibition in 11 years includes watercolours from his books about Vancouver, chiaroscuro woodcuts and drawings of people and places, and oil paintings exploring new territory.

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Rain Barrel and Backyard Composter Sale

Sunday, May 7 2017 10 am - 3 pm

The Rain Barrel Truck Load Sale is Back!  And we’ve added Backyard Composters!

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FREE Early Bird Entry to the Garden

Monday, May 8 2017 - Friday, May 12 2017 7 am - 9 am

To celebrate Vancouver Bird Week, we’re offering free admission to VanDusen Botanical Garden from 7 am to 9 am between May 8 and May 12.

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Fraser River Estuary Important Bird Area: Past, Present and Future

Wednesday, May 10 2017 7:30 pm

What can be done to save this area? Can we live in harmony with the delta or will we continue to destroy it?

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Bird Songs of the Boreal Forest: cradle for billions of songbirds

Saturday, May 13 2017 2:00 - 3:30 pm

This presentation features the Boreal Forest and some of its inhabitants.

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Artisan Jewellery Show & Sale

Sunday, May 14 2017 10am to 6pm

More than 18 artisans selling one of a kind pieces!

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All British Field Meet ABFM 2017

Saturday, May 20 2017 10 am - 4:30 pm

The 32nd showing of the Greatest Show on British Wheels returns to VanDusen Botanical Garden on the Victoria Day weekend.

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Bloom Calendar


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…


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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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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Brain and Body Workout for Boomers and Beyond (Winter)

Tuesday, January 9 - 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, January 10 - 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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Yin Yoga & Meditation (Winter)

Monday, January 15 - 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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New! Gentle Yoga (Winter)

Wednesday, January 17 - 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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Painting with Watercolour: Winter

Thursday, January 18 - Thursday, February 15 10 am - 12:30 pm

Express the colours of the season through watercolour.

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FULL - Essentials of Landscape Design

Wednesday, January 24 - Wednesday, January 31 6:30 - 9 pm

Spring is just around corner, so it’s time to start thinking about garden design.

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Botanical Illustration (Feb - Mar)

Friday, February 2 - Friday, March 9 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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