Events Bloom Calendar


Monday, March 20 2023 - Wednesday, June 21 2023

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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Wednesday, June 21 2023 - Friday, September 22 2023

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

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Saturday, September 23 2023 - Thursday, December 21 2023

Autumn colours are absolutely stunning at the Garden, and there are plenty of blooms still showing.

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Thursday, December 21 2023 - Sunday, March 24

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


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Tropical Flower Arrangement Workshop

Saturday, May 11 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Join us for a delightful journey into the world of tropical flower arrangements, just in time for Mother’s Day!

Unleash your love for flowers and creativity as we guide you in crafting a stunning Tropical Mother’s Day arrangement, perfect for gifting or enhancing your home’s ambiance. Dive into a vibrant palette of tropical blooms, from exotic Birds of Paradise to elegant orchids and striking protea. Learn the art of arranging these beauties to create a truly unique masterpiece. No prior experience is needed – just bring your enthusiasm!

The World of Hummingbirds

Tuesday, May 14 10:00am - 11:00am

Join Carol Matthews and VARC as she takes you on a mesmerizing exploration into the world of hummingbirds.

The world of hummingbirds is a testament to the diversity and wonders of the natural world. There are over 350 different species found throughout the Americas, from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, each with unique characteristics and behaviours. They shine and dazzle; they pollinate and migrate and their unique adaptations and behaviours make them a mesmerizing group of birds that captivate and intrigue researchers and birdwatchers around the world.

FREE: Birding Session with the Feminist Bird Club

Saturday, May 18 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join the Vancouver Chapter of the Feminist Bird Club for a FREE birding meetup at VanDusen Botanical Garden! Julia (she/her) and Daniella (she/her) will lead a bird walk/sit in the Garden as part of the annual Vancouver Bird Celebration. The Feminist Bird Club (FBC) was founded in 2016 with the goal of making birding and the outdoors inclusive and accessible for everyone.

This event offers a mobile birding tour along the Garden pathways, with a seated birding option available for those who prefer to observe from a stationary position within the Garden.

Designing Gardens in Small Spaces (Online)

Tuesday, May 21 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Let’s have some fun in our small gardening spaces!

Join Janis Matson to discuss and understand the design elements and principles, limitations, and potential when designing and gardening in smaller spaces. This session will focus on best practices and creative ideas that make a small space POP—from plants to hard features to garden accents.

A Visit with O.W.L. (Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society)

Thursday, May 23 3:00pm - 4:00pm

This is your chance for a meet and greet with some of nature’s most beautiful birds, offered through the Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (O.W.L).

O.W.L specializes in the rescue and rehabilitation of injured and orphaned raptors from all over B.C. Learn about how the birds find their way to O.W.L., how they are cared for, and eventually released back into nature. Participants will also meet the teaching birds up close.  Photo ops are available (no flash please).

Discover Birds at Bloedel

Saturday, May 25 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Join a member of the VBGA Education team for this all-ages program to celebrate our feathered friends. Meet the birds of Blodel and discover the biodiversity hidden under the Conservatory dome through a mini-tour and activity!

Tea Blending Workshop

Saturday, May 25 10:00am - 11:30am

Join Raven and Hummingbird Tea Co. for an Indigenous herbal tea blending workshop with Cease Wyss, a Sḵwx̱wú7mesh ethnobotanist.

Explore the use of local Indigenous plants in medicine by blending teas, enhancing your connection to the land and improving health and immunity. This workshop aims to deepen your bond with local plants and enhance your understanding of plant-based remedies. 2 bags of customizable loose-leaf bags per person are included.