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

Works by Vicky Earle

Friday, September 15 - Thursday, December 14 hours vary (see description)

Inspired by plant species found at the Bloedel Conservatory, “Duets” is a visual exploration of unique symbiotic relationships unfolding every day in rainforests around the world.

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Festival of Lights 2017

Friday, December 1 - Sunday, January 7 2018

This annual holiday event runs from December 1, 2017 through to January 7, 2018

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Holiday Heights at Bloedel Conservatory

Friday, December 15 - Sunday, January 7 2018

Warm up inside the tropical dome while enjoying the exotic birds, lush gardens and holiday light display produced by MK Illumination. Lots of things to see and do at a family-friendly price!

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Bird Walk

Saturday, December 16 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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Medicine Wheel Ceremony

Sunday, December 17 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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Preschool Storytime: Nature’s Stories for Young Children

Monday, January 1 2018 10:00 - 10:45 am

We will resume storytime in 2018. Thanks for your support!

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Plant Sale Potluck - Donations Needed!

Thursday, March 1 2018

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

Winter

Thursday, December 21 - Tuesday, March 20 2018

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

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Spring

Tuesday, March 20 2018 - Wednesday, June 20 2018

In spring the Garden is bursting with cheerful rhododendrons, stunning magnolias, delicate cherry blossoms and bloom-full camellias –  to mention a few…

Summer

Wednesday, June 20 2018 - Thursday, September 20 2018

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

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Courses

Wednesday, March 8 6:30 - 9 pm

Learn about 10 herbs that are workhorses of the garden.

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Wednesday, March 8 6:30 - 9 pm

Learn about 10 herbs that are workhorses of the garden.

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Wednesday, March 8 6:30 - 9 pm

Learn about 10 herbs that are workhorses of the garden.

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Wednesday, March 8 6:30 - 9 pm

Learn about 10 herbs that are workhorses of the garden.

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Wednesday, March 8 6:30 - 9 pm

Learn about 10 herbs that are workhorses of the garden.

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Wednesday, March 8 6:30 - 9 pm

Learn about 10 herbs that are workhorses of the garden.

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Wednesday, March 8 6:30 - 9 pm

Learn about 10 herbs that are workhorses of the garden.

Learn More