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!


2024 Horticulture Shows & Events

Friday, March 1 - Saturday, November 2

2024 Horticulture Shows & Events

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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;

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

Metro Vancouver Gardening Society: Bonsai & Flower Show

Saturday, May 4 - Sunday, May 5

The Metro Vancouver gardening Society Bonsai & Flower Show takes place May 4th from 10.00am – 4.00pm and May 5th from 10.00am – 3.00pm.

For more information contact:

Admission: By donation

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

Taking Flight: Greater Vancouver Bird Celebration Opening Event

Friday, May 10 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us for the opening event of the Greater Vancouver Bird Celebration on the eve of World Migratory Bird Day.

This free event includes fun activities facilitated by local bird-related organizations, birding tours in the garden, engaging speakers and amazing prizes. Learn about all the exciting Greater Vancouver Bird Celebrations programs from May 10-May 26. This event is for all ages, novice and experienced birders alike.

Greater Vancouver Bird Celebration

Friday, May 10 - Sunday, May 26

May is Bird Celebration Month!

From bird nerd to bird curious, there is an event for everyone during Greater Vancouver Bird Celebration.

Check out the events at VanDusen Botanical Garden!

The Celebration runs from May 10-26, and we have many great events hosted at VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory for all ages.

Register for Bird Celebration’s free opening event Taking Flight on May 10th and the other fun offerings listed below:

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Vancouver African Violet & Gesneriad Society: Show & Sale

Saturday, May 11 12.00pm - 3.00pm

The Vancouver African Violet & Gesneriad Society Annual Show & Sale takes place in the Floral Hall & Cedar Room at VanDusen Botanical Garden on May 11th 12.00pm – 3.00pm.

Entrance: Free or by donation

For more information contact Garth McFadden; or 604-512-3000.

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

Bloom Calendar


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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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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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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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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Shorebird ID: Exploring BC & Pacific NW Species (Online)

Wednesday, November 1 2023 6.30pm - 8.30pm

4 Session Workshop

Explore the captivating world of shorebirds, an extraordinary group of birds perfectly adapted to life on the shorelines of oceans, lakes, rivers, and wetlands. Immerse yourself in their remarkable migrations, stunning plumage, and unique behaviours that make them a treasure to behold.

Unlock the secrets to identifying these elusive avian wonders as we equip you with techniques to overcome the challenges they present. From decoding their subtle differences to observing them in large groups from afar, you’ll gain the confidence to recognize and appreciate the diversity of shorebirds that grace Vancouver and the Pacific Northwest.

Watercolour: Shimmers and Light

Thursday, November 16 2023 - Thursday, November 30 2023

In this series, Susan will share her techniques and knowledge for creating light, shimmer and shine in your watercolour paintings.

Susan will gently guide you to achieve successful results by demonstrating techniques including using strong colour contrasts, dark against light, and warm and cool colours. Please bring your keen, open mind to expressing works of art with exaggerated colours!

Botanical Syrup-Making

Sunday, November 19 2023 10.00am - 12.00pm

Unlock your garden’s potential to craft cocktails, mocktails and teas. Discover the versatile flavours of fruit, flowers, leaves, and seeds that make fantastic edible syrups you can use for delightful drinks to enjoy with friends and family.

During this presentation, you can taste a range of flavoured cordials from leaves, flowers, fruits and vegetables and learn about various plants’ benefits, growing and harvesting tips for your planned garden additions, and recipes for your future harvest.

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.