Rae Warner Speaker Series (In Person)

Wednesday, March 29 6.30pm - 8.00pm

March 29, 6.30pm – 8.00pm

Topic: Stanley Park’s Legacy of Trees
Presenter: Nina Shoroplova

We’re excited to welcome you to the Garden for this in person presentation with Nina Shoroplova.

Nina’s talk on Stanley Park will reflect the sequence found in her book, Legacy of Trees: Purposeful Wanderings in Vancouver’s Stanley Park. She will cover the native and special trees that have always been there; the first trees that were planted and why; new spaces and uses for the park as it matures.

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2023 Horticulture Shows & Events

Sunday, April 2 - Sunday, November 5

2023 Horticulture Shows & Events

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Alpine Garden Club of BC: Spring Show & Sale

Sunday, April 2 11.00pm - 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 2nd, 11.00pm – 3.00pm.

Admission: Free

For more information contact Jay Ackerley: 778-874-4172 or

Vancouver Dahlia Society; Tuber Sale

Saturday, April 8 10.00a.m. - 3.00pm

The Vancouver Dahlia Society 2023 Tuber Sale takes place in the Floral Hall at VanDusen Botanical Garden on April 8, 10.00am – 3.00pm.

Entrance: By Donation

For more information contact Peter Krueger;, tel: 604.241.4995

Sakura Days Japan Fair

Saturday, April 15 - Sunday, April 16

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival returns to VanDusen Botanical Garden with Sakura Days Japan Fair on April 15 & 16, 2023!

Sakura Days Japan Fair celebrates all things Japan, from Japanese food and performances to arts and culture. Most activities will take place outdoors, with selected vendors, tea ceremonies, and experiences indoors. Look forward to taiko drumming, theatre performances, woodworking demonstrations, a renewed Japanese Garden display, and more!

*Special event pricing will be in effect and discounted rates are available for those with a valid VBGA membership. The Garden cannot be accessed on April 15 and 16 without an event ticket.

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Art in the Garden: Let's Draw Birds!

Saturday, April 22 1.30pm - 3.00pm

🌎 World Earth Day Event!

Join illustrator Bea Martin in the Garden to celebrate Earth Day with a fun, all-ages drawing workshop: Let’s Draw Birds!

Not an artist? No problem! All skill levels are welcome in this family-friendly workshop. 

Participants will learn tips and tricks for drawing our feathered friends, with a special focus on the cheekiest little bird we all know and love, the Black-Capped Chickadee. While being guided through the drawing workshop with easy-to-follow steps, participants will learn fun and interesting facts about some of Vancouver’s most familiar birds. Sketching first in graphite pencil, Bea will offer guidance on how to add colour to your finished drawings. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to take their creations home.

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Vancouver Orchid Society: 2023 Show & Sale

Saturday, April 22 - Saturday, April 23 2022 9.00am - 4.00pm

The Vancouver Orchid Society’s 2023 Show and Sale takes place April 22nd (9.00am – 5.00pm) and 23rd (9.00am – 4.00pm).

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Bloom Calendar


Wednesday, December 21 2022 - Monday, March 20

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


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Monday, March 20 - Wednesday, June 21

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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Wednesday, June 21 - Friday, September 22

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

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Saturday, September 23 - Thursday, December 21

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

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