Events, Flora and Courses

Public art, lectures, seasonal blooms, family adventures and courses — there is always something happening at VanDusen. See what’s on now and coming up soon.

Truffles' Summer Gourmet Picnic

Wednesday, June 16 - Sunday, August 29

This summer Truffles Fine Foods Catering will host a gourmet 4-course picnic experience at VanDusen Botanical Garden .

Situated in the beautiful surrounds of the Garden, the menu reflects inspiration of Italian alfresco dishes, with modern plant-based options.

VBGA Member discount available!

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Eat a Rainbow!

Thursday, July 1 - Tuesday, August 31

This year VanDusen Botanical Garden is growing a rainbow of vegetables with over 80 easy-to-grow, locally available varieties in every colour imaginable. Visit the VanDusen Vegetable Garden to learn how each colour group can improve your well-being and overall health. We challenge you to Eat a Rainbow every week!

Taste of the Garden Series at Shaughnessy Restaurant

Tuesday, August 31

Each week Shaughnessy Restaurant’s Chef Matthew Phillip will be creating dishes utilizing fresh ingredients harvested from VanDusen’s vegetable garden.

A rotating menu with produce, botanicals, and herbs will be highlighted to inspire what local, urban, sustainable cuisine is all about.


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