2020 VBGA Annual Report

Thursday, April 1 - Friday, April 1 2022

The 2020 Annual Report is now available online.

Read how VBGA navigated a year like no other.

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Library Special Event

Saturday, May 1 - Tuesday, June 1

Recorded Presentation: Page Dickey: Uprooted

From the comfort of your own home, be an armchair traveler to the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains in Litchfield County, Connecticut.
At your leisure, let renowned garden writer and designer Page Dickey take you on a journey of garden reinvention in her 45-minute recorded presentation for the VBGA on her new book, Uprooted. Viewers of this literary webinar are eligible for a discount on the book Uprooted from the VBGA Library. Learn more!

Shaughnessy Restaurant x VanDusen Botanical Garden Promo

Wednesday, May 5 - Monday, June 7

Spring is the perfect time for fresh flavours and fragrances! Present your Garden admission ticket at Shaughnessy Restaurant from May 5 to June 7, 2021 to access exclusive, garden-inspired menu items with ingredients straight from the Garden.

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Women's Impact on Plant Culture in the Americas:

Thursday, May 27 6:30pm - 7:30pm

My Personal Journey Through Story and Art

Presented by: Catherine Shapiro

Catherine will examine women’s ancient roles as food gatherers, domesticators of food plants and creators of the first gardens. As an avid reader, researcher, artist and gardener, Catherine has amassed a wealth of knowledge and comes at her subject from a wide range of perspectives and personal experience.

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Bloom Calendar


Sunday, June 20 - Wednesday, September 22

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

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Wednesday, September 22 - Tuesday, December 21

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

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Tuesday, December 21 - Saturday, March 19 2022

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

Download the March Bloom Guide here!
Copies also available at the Garden.


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