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.


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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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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Member Appreciation Month 2019

Monday, April 1 - Tuesday, April 30

The Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association would like to extend a BIG Thank you for your visits, support and contributions! Please join us in April to enjoy exclusive Member Benefits as our way of saying thanks!

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Mat Holmstrom: Arcadia

Monday, April 15 - Thursday, May 16

Arcadia is a glimpse into the ever-expanding creative world of Vancouver based artist Mat Holmstrom. 

The theme of Arcadia refers to a vision of bountiful natural splendour and harmony.

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VanDusen Eggciting Easter Hop 2019

Friday, April 19 - Sunday, April 21 10am, 11am, 12pm, and 1pm

Enjoy an unforgettable Easter experience with your kids 0 to 5 years at the VanDusen Eggciting Easter Hop!

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Spring Bonsai & Flower Exhibition

Saturday, April 27 - Sunday, April 28 10 am - 4 pm

Presented by the Metro Vancouver Gardening Society

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Plant Sale Potluck - Donations Needed!

Sunday, April 28

Do you have healthy plants that have expanded beyond your space, or you want to replace? We’ll take care of them! Now accepting donations.

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Bloom Calendar


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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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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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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