Events, Flora and Courses

Public art, lectures, seasonal blooms, family adventures and courses — there is always something happening at VanDusen. See what’s on now and coming up soon.


Saturday Pre-School Storytime!

Saturday, January 11 - Saturday, June 13

Join us for Saturday Morning Pre-School Storytime!

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Tour of the Tropics at Bloedel Conservatory

Monday, January 20 - Monday, April 27

VBGA is excited to offer ‘Tour of the Tropics’, a new field trip at Bloedel Conservatory for students in Preschool to Grade 4. To celebrate the Conservatory’s 50th Anniversary, we’re offering an amazing 25% off all bookings made before February 14 2020 with discount code TOUR4LESS.


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Wednesday Pre-School Storytime!

Wednesday, January 22 - Wednesday, June 24 10:00am - 11:00am

Join us for Pre-School Storytime on Wednesday mornings!

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Purchase the Official Bloedel Conservatory 50th Anniversary Commemorative Booklet!

Friday, January 31

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Bloedel Conservatory, we have created a beautiful photo-driven publication “The Jewel Atop Vancouver” to celebrate the rich history, contemporary captivating stories, and future vision of the Conservatory.


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Bird Walks

Saturday, February 8 - Saturday, March 14 10 am

Take a guided tour through VanDusen and learn about the native bird species that make their home in the garden.

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Nature’s Valentines: Pro-d Kids Camp

Friday, February 14 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.

Let’s show the Earth a little bit of love and kindness this Valentine’s Day!

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Adult Education Courses

Monday, February 24

The VBGA welcomes continuing learners from all backgrounds to engage with our Adult Education programs. Fall 2019 & Winter 2020 Courses available for registration now!

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Bloom Calendar


Monday, September 23 2019 - Saturday, December 21 2019

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

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Thursday, March 19 - Saturday, June 20

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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Saturday, June 20 - Tuesday, September 22

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

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