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Artists for Conservation 2017 Exhibit Grand Opening

Thursday, November 9 2017 7-10 pm

Experience an intimate evening with internationally renowned wildlife and nature artists.  Be the first to see one of the world’s premier nature-inspired art exhibits, while enjoying fine wine, hors d’oevres and live music.

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Artists for Conservation Festival

Friday, November 10 2017 - Monday, November 13 2017 10 am - 4 pm

Featuring a world-class art exhibit, live music, films, guest lectures, live birds of prey, workshops, live painting demos, music and cultural performances. Free admission for most activities. Sponsored in part by the VBGA.

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VanDusen Garden Gift Shop Member Only Sale

Wednesday, November 15 2017 - Thursday, November 16 2017 10 am - 7 pm

The annual sale returns. Click below to learn full details.

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Dried Flower Arrangers' Sale

Friday, November 24 2017 - Sunday, November 26 2017 1 pm - 4 pm

Come by and support this committed, talented team of volunteers as they host their final sale. All items available for purchase!

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Bloom Calendar

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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Winter

Friday, December 21 - Wednesday, March 20 2019

The winter Garden features muted colour palettes, stunning silhouettes and a scattering of colour with winter berries and blooms.

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Courses

New! Flow to Slow Yoga

Monday, June 4 - Monday, June 25 10:15 - 11:30 am

Join us for an energizing, relaxing yoga practice.

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The Naturalist’s Journal: Botanical Drawing

Saturday, June 23 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Improve your drawing skills for journaling, teaching, or pure enjoyment.

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FULL - Acrylic Painting Workshop for Beginners

Sunday, June 24 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Thank you for your interest, this workshop is now full.

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Acrylic Painting Workshop for Beginners: Floral Arrangement using Acrylic Skins

Sunday, June 24 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

These workshops provide all the supplies you need, along with step-by-step instruction by local artist Jane Saborio.

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Celebrate Summer Garden Stroll

Wednesday, June 27 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Spend a summer evening in VanDusen with Egan, exploring some of his favorite ‘hidden’ spots in the garden at this time of year.

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Seaweed Pressing Workshop: Preserving Seasonal Specimens

Sunday, July 8 - Sunday, July 8 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Learn to press and preserve gorgeous seaweeds in a variety of colours, textures and sizes.

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Summer Evening Perennial Walk

Wednesday, July 18 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Spend the evening outside in the Perennial and Black Gardens

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