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Preschool Storytime: Nature’s Stories for Young Children

Wednesday, April 26 - Wednesday, June 28 10:00 - 10:40 am

Every 4th Wednesday of the month in the Library

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Mainly Vancouver - Work By Michael Kluckner

Saturday, April 29 - Sunday, May 28 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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Vancouver African Violet & Gesneriad Society Show & Sale

Saturday, May 6 1 - 4 pm

Join the Vancouver African Violet & Gesneriad Society for their annual show and sale.

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Vancouver Bird Week Bird Walk

Saturday, May 6 9 am - 11 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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Rain Barrel and Backyard Composter Sale

Sunday, May 7 10 am - 3 pm

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

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

Wednesday, May 10 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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Chinese Penjing Society of Canada - Exhibition & Sale

Saturday, May 13 - Sunday, May 14 10 am - 4:30 pm

Join the Chinese Penjing Society of Canada for their annual event.

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

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

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

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Bird Walk

Saturday, May 13 10 am - 12 pm

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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Artisan Jewellery Show & Sale

Sunday, May 14 10am to 6pm

More than 18 artisans selling one of a kind pieces!

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VJGA Sumi Bonsai Club Show

Saturday, May 20 - Sunday, May 21 10 am - 4:30 pm

Join the VJGA Sumi Bonsai Club for their annual show.

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All British Field Meet ABFM 2017

Saturday, May 20 9 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

Summer

Tuesday, June 20 - Wednesday, September 20

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

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Fall

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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Winter

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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Courses

Yin Yoga & Meditation

Monday, May 1 - Monday, May 8 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

Tuesday, May 2 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

Wednesday, May 3 12 - 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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New! Hanging Baskets for Beauty and Bounty

Wednesday, May 3 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Mix in flowers with edibles in a hanging basket, attract pollinators, and enjoy a pretty tasty summer.

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Permaculture: Grow an Urban Food Forest

Saturday, May 6 1:30 - 4 pm

Take a deeper look into the concepts of permaculture, and learn how to design and create a diverse garden that yields food and provides habitat.

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Introduction to Permaculture

Saturday, May 6 10 am - 12:30 pm

This overview will cover the definitions, concepts and principles of permaculture.

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Brain and Body Workout for Boomers and Beyond

Tuesday, May 9 - Wednesday, June 14 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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