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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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Royal BC Museum in collaboration with VanDusen Botanical Garden – Community Conversations

Thursday, February 29 6:00pm

We Want to Hear From You!

Join us for a community conversation to explore the future of the Royal BC Museum and how museums & public gardens across the province can be more responsive, representative, welcoming, and inclusive for all visitors.

Through a collaborative process, we will dive deeper into the key themes and questions museums and VanDusen Botanical Garden are exploring as they evolve along with our society. Our intention is to engage actively, welcome feedback, build meaningful relationships, and hear from diverse voices and perspectives. Light refreshments will be served.

Pre-Registration is required to reserve your admission to this free event.

Register now!

2024 Horticulture Shows & Events

Friday, March 1 - Saturday, November 2

2024 Horticulture Shows & Events

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Spring Break Camps at VanDusen

Monday, March 18

Our Spring Break Camps are a carefully crafted blend of science, exploration, games and crafts that give children the opportunity to learn and play throughout the beauty of VanDusen Botanical Garden!

Learn more & Register!

Vancouver Orchid Society Show & Sale

Saturday, March 23 - Sunday, March 24 9.00am - 3.00pm

The Vancouver Orchid Society’s 2024 Show & Sale takes place March 23 & 24.

March 23: 9:00am – 5:00pm
March 24: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Admission: $8 adults or $10 for a 2 day pass, $6 student/senior or $9 for 2 days

To learn more email ingrid.pike@outlook.com

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

Alpine Garden Club of BC: Spring Show & Sale

Saturday, April 6 12.00pm - 3.00pm

The Alpine Garden Club of BC Spring Show & Sale takes place in the Floral Hall and Cedar Room at VanDusen Botanical Garden on Saturday April 6th, 12.00pm – 3.00pm.

Admission: Free

For more information contact Laura Caddy at president@agc-bc.ca

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

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.

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

Botanical Illustration: Evergreens (Online)

Wednesday, November 29 2023 - Wednesday, December 13 2023

Join local artist Katharine Dickinson for an introduction to depicting and representing plants’ character, form and colour accurately. Explore drawing plants’ aesthetic and botanical aspects while enhancing your observation and artistic skills in this three-session series.

Learn essential techniques through engaging exercises like gesture and contour line drawing, practice foreshortening and perspective and add tones to show the object. Experiment with watercolour washes and master the art of mixing colours to match the natural shades of specimens. Capture their beauty with delicate dry brush texture markings.

Holiday Wreathmaking Workshop

Saturday, December 2 2023 - Sunday, December 3 2023

Join us for this family-friendly event!

Kick off the holiday season by creating a fresh, fragrant wreath to decorate your home this festive season! Learning to make a traditional wreath is a fun and simple activity that anyone can learn to do, all it takes is a little guidance and creativity to transform natural materials into a masterpiece!

Enjoy hot chocolate and tea as you work with our VBGA instructor to create your own holiday décor.

Saturday, December 2nd Workshop: SOLD OUT

or

Sunday, December 3rd Workshop: SOLD OUT

 

 

Watercolour: Holiday Cards

Thursday, December 7 2023 10.00am - 1.00pm

Be inspired by winter garden features such as amaryllis, snowberries, poinsettia, holly, and more as we create miniature works of art as greeting cards.

Instructor Susan Pearson will demonstrate various techniques such as creating patterns, quick and simple impressions, wet on dry and wet into wet, and finely detailed realism. Some painting experience is recommended.