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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.

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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!

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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

Wildlife Photography 101

Saturday, February 3 9.00am - 1.00pm

Located in one of the top wildlife hotspots on the continent, the Vancouver region and its surroundings on the British Columbia coast are home to some spectacular species. With such an incredible abundance of wildlife, it is no surprise that the parks in the region are also popular with photo enthusiasts and wildlife lovers, who visit from near and far.

Join wildlife photographer Liron Gertsman for an in-depth wildlife photography workshop, going over tips, tricks and techniques for wildlife photography that can be applied regardless of your camera of choice, smartphones included.

Drawing Tree Shapes and Textures (Online)

Wednesday, February 14

Join local artist Katharine Dickinson and discover the art of capturing trees through an immersive series of drawing sessions.

Develop a keen eye for different tree species’ shapes, structures, and forms, refining your observational skills. Explore colour matching to depict these subjects accurately. Uncover the unique features that define specific tree species, enhancing both observation and artistic abilities across three engaging sessions.

Watercolour: Solve the Mystery of Making Green!

Thursday, February 15 10.00am - 12.30pm

In this 6 class series, artist and teacher Susan Pearson will demonstrate how easy it is to mix a variety of watercolour shades of green using simple techniques.

With just our primary colours, we will be able to create a wide range of greens, from blue-greens to olive, that are commonly seen in the lush landscapes of the West Coast, including forests, rivers, wildflowers, and fog. Join us to explore the beauty of green and enhance your watercolour painting skills!

Indigenous Culinary Farming: Mesoamerican Cacao Journey

Friday, February 23 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join us for an immersive experience as we embark on the Mesoamerican Cacao Journey.

This event offers an interactive discussion on the historical trade routes that brought cacao and other agricultural products to Canada, following the ancient Indigenous trade paths from Central America through Mexico, the United States, and eventually to Canada.

Nina, from Chiraza Foods, will share her family’s farming and trade traditions, focusing on empowering and revitalizing Indigenous trade, especially for women. You’ll also have the opportunity to taste exquisite cacao and Mesoamerican chai tea.

Winter Plant ID: Native Shrubs & Trees

Saturday, February 24 10.00am - 12.00pm

When seasons change and plants lose their leaves, it may seem like a dull and sleepy time of year— but there is much to observe and get excited about the outdoors!

In this session, we will begin with an indoor lecture where you will learn the basics of winter plant identification, including key traits and terms. The second part of the class will be an outdoor walk around the garden, where we will stop and observe the interesting features of various native shrubs and trees.