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. TICKETS SOLD ONLINE ONLY.

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Family Art in the Garden: Let’s Draw Birds!

Saturday, April 22 1.30pm - 3.00pm

April 22 🌎 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!

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.

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


Teacher Pro-D

Monday, April 24

We have two teacher pro-d options on April 24th taking place at VanDusen!

1.  Native Plants of BC’s South Coast Learn more and register!

2. Introduction to Nature Journaling SOLD OUT

Metro Vancouver Gardening Society: Bonsai & Flower Show

Saturday, April 29 - Sunday, April 30 10.00am - 3.00pm

The Metro Vancouver gardening Society Bonsai & Flower Show takes place April 29th from 10.00am – 4.00pm and April 30th from 10.00am – 3.00pm.

Admission: By donation

Bloom Calendar


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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Thursday, December 21 - Sunday, March 24 2024

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


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Botanical Illustration: Evergreens (Online)

Wednesday, November 29 - Wednesday, December 13

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.

The Home Gardening Series (Online)

Tuesday, January 16 2024 - Tuesday, March 19 2024

Presented by VBGA & Vancouver Master Gardeners

January 16th to March 19th (Tuesdays or Saturdays)

⭐ This wide-ranging 8-session series is the ultimate opportunity to expand your home gardening knowledge through lectures from some of Southern BC’s most highly regarded gardening experts, covering an array of relevant topics for beginner and seasoned gardeners alike.

The Home Gardening Series will cover essential gardening principles, spanning a diverse range of topics, providing a flexible and impactful partial offering of the Master Gardener training course suitable for beginner and seasoned gardeners alike.

Participants in the Home Gardening Series will have a unique opportunity to attend select Master Gardener Basic Training lectures on gardening fundamentals.

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Speaker Series: The Overlooked Medicine Cabinet - Medicinal Plants in Horticulture (Online)

Tuesday, January 23 2024 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Topic: The Overlooked Medicine Cabinet – Medicinal Plants in Horticulture (Online)

Presenter: Christiaan Spangenberg

Medicinal plants are everywhere in our lives, but we don’t often realize it: dandelions grow by the roadside, we drink peppermint tea in cafés, and buy bouquets with safflower and sweet Annie. Ornamental horticulture is similar: a wide variety of medicinal plants can be found as aesthetic specimens in gardens and nurseries, but their traditional medical uses and curative properties are unadvertised, and often unknown.

Getting a Head Start on Veggie Garden Planning

Friday, January 26 2024 2.00pm - 4.30pm

Get a head start on the 2024 growing season with Jenna Jaski, Co-owner of Victory Gardens. Participants will learn how to plan their garden in terms of deciding what crops to grow, when to plant by seed or start, and how to maximize their space. We will also discuss crop rotation and garden mapping, with the goal of increasing your crop yields and growing success next season. Bring your questions, as there may be time for Q & A at the end of the session!

Winter Plant ID: Ornamental Shrubs & Trees

Saturday, January 27 2024 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 fact, there are some plant traits that you can only clearly observe in winter.

Wintertime is a great time to build your plant identification skills and hone your observational abilities. 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 Ornamental Shrubs and trees.