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

Library Exhibition by Marion-Lea Jamieson

Thursday, January 4 - Tuesday, March 27

Vegetable Kingdom will run until Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

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 FIN & FEATHERS

Saturday, February 3 - Sunday, March 25

Paintings by Jo Scott-B

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Seedy Saturday

Saturday, February 24 10 am - 4 pm

Join us in the Floral Hall at VanDusen for a fabulous day of meeting seed vendors and rubbing shoulders with like minded people

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February Bird Walk

Saturday, February 24 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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Film Shoot

Monday, February 26 - Friday, March 2 7 am - 7 pm

Please note, some areas of the Garden will be affected by a film shoot from February 26 – March 2

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Preschool Storytime: Nature’s Stories for Young Children

Wednesday, February 28 - Wednesday, November 28 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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Plant Sale Potluck - Donations Needed!

Thursday, March 1

Do you have healthy plants that have expanded beyond your space, or you want to replace? We’ll take care of them! Donations accepted again starting March 1st, 2018

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Bloom Calendar

Spring

Tuesday, March 20 - Wednesday, 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

Wednesday, June 20 - Thursday, September 20

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

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Fall

Saturday, September 22 - Friday, December 21

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

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Courses

Fitness and Yoga Multipasses

Wednesday, February 28

Attend classes whenever your schedule allows, without the risk of missing sessions due to illness or holidays. Want to try before you buy? Take your first class for FREE!

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New! Designing for Lawn Replacement

Wednesday, February 28 6:30 - 9 pm

Discover inspiring lawn-less designs and how to implement them in your own garden.

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Chigiri-e Paper Art: Spring Fantasy

Thursday, March 8 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Chigiri-e is a Japanese art form using pieces of hand-dyed washi paper to create beautiful and detailed images.

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Demystifying Colour - A Watercolour Workshop

Saturday, March 24 10 am - 3 pm

This workshop is all about colour mixing using watercolour. Seeing colour is something you do every day – but how do you transfer this onto paper?

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Watercolour Meetups

Thursday, April 5 - Thursday, May 10 10 am - 12:30 pm

Bring your paint, questions, and ongoing projects to our weekly series of meetups hosted by long-time instructor Susan Pearson this spring.

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Chigiri-e Paper Art: Cherry Blossoms

Thursday, April 12 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Chigiri-e is a Japanese art form using pieces of hand-dyed washi paper to create beautiful and detailed images.

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Botanical Illustration

Friday, April 20 - Friday, May 25 10 am - 1 pm

Learn how to draw plants from an aesthetic and botanical perspective while improving your observation and artistic skills.

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