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Become a VBGA Member - Enjoy the Perks!

Friday, February 16 - Tuesday, December 31

đź’šIf your 2024 goal is less screen time and more green time, consider picking up a VBGA membership for the year!

With a membership you can visit VanDusen Garden AND Bloedel Conservatory as often as you like, finding new treasures throughout the seasons.

Every visit reveals something new, and with a membership, you can explore often!

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2024 Horticulture Shows & Events

Friday, March 1 - Saturday, November 2

2024 Horticulture Shows & Events

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Vancouver Dahlia Society; Tuber Sale

Saturday, April 20 10.00a.m. - 3.00pm

The Vancouver Dahlia Society 2024 Tuber Sale takes place in the Floral Hall at VanDusen Botanical Garden on April 20, 10.00am – 3.00pm.

Admission: By Donation

For more information contact Peter Krueger; vancouverdahliasociety@gmail.com

*Garden admission not included. Book online and save, or purchase at the Admission Desk upon arrival.

Metro Vancouver Gardening Society: Bonsai & Flower Show

Saturday, May 4 - Sunday, May 5

The Metro Vancouver gardening Society Bonsai & Flower Show takes place May 4th from 10.00am – 4.00pm and May 5th from 10.00am – 3.00pm.

For more information contact: xudongsitu@gmail.com

Admission: By donation

*Garden admission not included. Book online and save, or purchase at the Admission Desk upon arrival.

Taking Flight: Greater Vancouver Bird Celebration Opening Event

Friday, May 10 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us for the opening event of the Greater Vancouver Bird Celebration on the eve of World Migratory Bird Day.

This free event includes fun activities facilitated by local bird-related organizations, birding tours in the garden, engaging speakers and amazing prizes. Learn about all the exciting Greater Vancouver Bird Celebrations programs from May 10-May 26. This event is for all ages, novice and experienced birders alike.

Greater Vancouver Bird Celebration

Friday, May 10 - Sunday, May 26

May is Bird Celebration Month!

From bird nerd to bird curious, there is an event for everyone during Greater Vancouver Bird Celebration.

Check out the events at VanDusen Botanical Garden!

The Celebration runs from May 10-26, and we have many great events hosted at VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory for all ages.

Register for Bird Celebration’s free opening event Taking Flight on May 10th and the other fun offerings listed below:

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Vancouver African Violet & Gesneriad Society: Show & Sale

Saturday, May 11 12.00pm - 3.00pm

The Vancouver African Violet & Gesneriad Society Annual Show & Sale takes place in the Floral Hall & Cedar Room at VanDusen Botanical Garden on May 11th 12.00pm – 3.00pm.

Entrance: Free or by donation

For more information contact Garth McFadden; info@vavgc.ca or 604-512-3000.

*Garden admission not included. Book online and save, or purchase at the Admission Desk upon arrival.

Bloom Calendar

Spring

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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Summer

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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Fall

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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Winter

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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Courses

Summer Pruning: Principles and Techniques

Saturday, August 5 2023 10am - 12:30pm

Discover the art of summer pruning in this class for beginners. Learn how to harness the power of plant biology to control growth in deciduous trees and shrubs, making it ideal for those with limited space, like small yards or balconies. Explore the transformative benefits of summer pruning on fruiting trees, enhancing light penetration, airflow, and fruit quality. Gain invaluable insights on pruning Japanese Maples, Birch Trees, and Plums, as Laurelle, following ISA pruning guidelines, guides you through the dos and don’ts. Bring a sharp bypass if you have one; otherwise, we will have some extra on hand.

Tree Photography Workshop

Saturday, August 5 2023 10:00am - 3:00pm

Step into the fascinating world of forests, orchards, and beyond as we delve into the art of tree photography. Led by Melissa H. Clark, prepare to unleash your creativity and discover the answers to your tree photography questions.

In this session, we will discuss locations and settings to bring out the splendour of trees. With Melissa’s expert guidance, we will visually dissect the essence of a tree and craft tree portraits that you’ll be proud to showcase. Do not shy away from experimenting with in-camera filters, lighting effects, and depth of field to add that extra touch of magic.

Introduction to Qigong

Monday, August 14 2023 11:00am - 12:00pm

Join Anita Wong of the YS Traditional Chinese Medicine & Martial Arts College for an introduction to Qigong. Qigong is a meditation in motion and a simple but effective system to enhance overall health and fitness. This exercise incorporates breathing techniques with body movements and directs energy throughout the meridians. Through this three-session course, you will relax the body and mind, strengthen bones, enhance balance, and improve blood circulation. This series is suited for beginners and experienced students, with easy-to-follow steps and deep relaxation. Class starts with Qigong practice, followed by some Taichi steps to close.

August Intro to Bird Watching

Saturday, August 19 2023 9:00am - 11:30am

Long-time VanDusen birding guide Jeremy Gordon is back on-site with this seasonal favourite! During this introductory level class, he will discuss the best birding resources, such as binoculars and field guides, share tips on identifying local & migratory birds, and highlight hot birding spots around Vancouver. Following a one-hour classroom presentation, Jeremy will take you for a walk to look for some of the 106 species of birds in the Garden.

Rae Warner Speaker Series (In Person)

Wednesday, August 23 2023 6.30pm - 8.00pm

August 23, 6.30pm – 8.00pm

Topic: Exploring Vancouver Naturehoods: An Artist’s Journal (IN PERSON)
Presenter: Vicky Earle

We’re excited to welcome you to the Garden for this in person presentation with natural science and botanical illustrator Vicky Earle.

Did you know that hummingbird tail feathers sing? Or that bees have five eyes? The closer you look at ordinary things, the more extraordinary they become. Seen through the pages of an artist’s sketchbook journal, the fascinating biodiversity in our city comes into view. Join author/illustrator Vicky Earle as she describes the benefits of being in nature alongside a variety of discoveries highlighted in her new book, Exploring Vancouver Naturehoods.

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