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.

Events

Preschool Storytime: Nature’s Stories for Young Children

Wednesday, November 28 2018 - Wednesday, June 26 10:00 to 10:45 am

Takes place on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 10:00 to 10:45 am and includes reading, action songs and a craft project.

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Jo Scott-B: Feather & Flora

Friday, March 1 - Wednesday, April 10

Find the exhibit in the Discovery Room
March 1 – April 10
Meet Jo every Saturday, 1-3pm

JO’s birds, set free among leaves and flowers, explode with colour and humour. They are based on exotics from the silk road, medieval owls and cheeky chirpers, all found on pottery fragments, textiles, and more, from UK museums, illuminated manuscripts and medieval buildings.

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Vancouver Orchid Society Show & Sale

Saturday, March 23 - Sunday, March 24 10 am - 4 pm

Join the Vancouver Orchid Society for their Spring Sale.

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Medicine Wheel Ceremony

Sunday, March 24 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

People from varying backgrounds and spiritual traditions are invited to gather to celebrate the beginning of a new season in a beautiful outdoors setting at VanDusen Garden.

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Member Mornings 2019

Monday, April 1 - Saturday, September 14 8am – 9am

Member Mornings are back!

Bring your camera, sketchbook, novel, and enjoy VanDusen Garden before we open to the general public.

Rain or shine. Complimentary coffee provided to the first 50 members.

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April Bird Walk: NEW DATE

Saturday, April 6 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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Alpine Garden Club of BC - Spring Show & Sale

Saturday, April 6 12 - 4 pm

Join the Alpine Garden Club of BC for their Spring Show and Sale.

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Bloom Calendar

Winter

Friday, December 21 2018 - Wednesday, 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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Spring

Wednesday, March 20 - Thursday, 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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Summer

Thursday, June 20 - Friday, September 20

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

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Courses