Online Speaker Series: Kaila Borrelli

Monday, October 26 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Kaila Borrelli presents: A Guide to Low Waste Living

“We don’t need a handful of people doing zero-waste perfectly, we need millions of people doing it imperfectly.”

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VanDusen Botanical Garden is Open!

Saturday, October 31

Public and VBGA Members: Tickets for visiting the Garden are available online only.

Learn about the safety measures being taken at VanDusen Botanical Garden here.





Bloedel Conservatory Limited Re-opening!

Saturday, October 31 11:00 AM - 4:45 PM

Public and VBGA Members: Tickets for visiting Bloedel Conservatory are available online only.

Learn about the safety measures being taken at Bloedel Conservatory here.



VanDusen Festival of Lights

Friday, November 27 - Sunday, January 3 2021

Reimagined for 2020, visitors will have the opportunity to take in the festival and experience the wonder of the winter season in a magical outdoor garden setting with themed areas, unique light features, and holiday music.

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The Jewel Atop Vancouver

Monday, November 30

Purchase the Official Bloedel Conservatory 50th Anniversary Commemorative Booklet online!

Bloom Calendar


Monday, December 21 - Friday, March 19 2021

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

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Saturday, March 20 2021 - Sunday, June 20 2021

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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Sunday, June 20 2021 - Wednesday, September 22 2021

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

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Introduction to BC Conifers (ONLINE)

Saturday, November 14 10.00am - 11.30am

VanDusen Botanical Garden’s Sam Sivertz will introduce the basics of conifer identification, featuring BC native conifers. In this online lecture, learn key characteristics of the most common conifer families, and handy tips and tricks to recognize species seen around Vancouver in both urban and wild areas. Get a closer look at cones and needles under the (virtual) microscope and see their defining patterns and features. A Garden map will be provided to guide you to find these plants at VanDusen at your leisure (admission sold separately).