Exhibition: Garden of Earthly Delights

Thursday, September 15 - Friday, December 16

For over a decade, Vancouver’s en plein air group have painted together outdoors in the city’s most beautiful locations from Iona Beach, to Stanley Park, to the Cleveland Dam. Their favourite spot from which to glean inspiration is VanDusen Botanical Garden, beloved for its worldliness, enchantment, colours, textures and forms.

From September 15th to December 16th 2022, their new exhibition ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’, which features paintings of different areas and seasons at VanDusen, will be on display in the Yosef Wosk Library & Resource Centre. Come and view these gorgeous works in oil, watercolour, acrylic and mixed media from artists Susanne Kestner; Elahe Nour Bakhsh; Susan Morson; Riitta Peirone; Toni Ludski; Graham Good; Elizabeth Austin; and Margaret Lawther.

See these artworks at Roberta Mickelson Gallery in the Yosef Wosk Library (in the VanDusen Visitor Centre) 10.00am -3.00pm Monday – Wednesday until December 16.

Harvest Days

Saturday, October 1 - Sunday, October 30

Celebrate the fall season at VanDusen Botanical Garden with Harvest Days! Our veggie garden and maze area will be transformed for fall with fun photo areas, activities and entertainment, tasty treats and more. Visitors of all ages are welcome. Please book a time slot online in advance.

Harvest Days is open all Saturdays and Sundays in October, plus Monday, October 10, and Friday, October 21.

VBGA Members must book a ticket online and present both the ticket and their membership card for scanning upon arrival.


All-Candidates Forum: Park Board Commissioners

Wednesday, October 12 7.00pm - 9.00pm

We are now at capacity for audience attendees.

On October 12, 2022 from 7.00pm – 9.00pm VBGA is hosting an All Candidates Public Forum for the election of the new Park Board Commissioners.

As VBGA is currently in negotiations with the Vancouver Park Board for our upcoming JOA, the future composition of Park Board is important to us.

*Registration required!



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Vancouver Mycological Society: Annual Mushroom Show

Sunday, October 23 11.00am - 4.00pm

Vancouver Mycological Society: Annual Mushroom Show

Entrance: $3.00 p/p
Location: Floral Hall & Cedar Room, VanDusen Botanical Garden

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2022 Horticulture Shows & Events

Tuesday, November 1 - Saturday, December 31

2022 Horticulture Shows & Events

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Bloom Calendar


Wednesday, September 22 2021 - Tuesday, December 21 2021

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

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Wednesday, June 22 - Thursday, September 22

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

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Wednesday, December 21 - Monday, March 20 2023

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


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