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Brush with Nature

Saturday, April 14 - Tuesday, June 26

The 4th Annual Vancouver plein air group exhibition of images painted onsite at VanDusen Garden.

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BARK - a closer look

Friday, June 1 - Sunday, July 29

Three artists emphasize the amazing textures, shapes and abstractions of a tree’s bark or ‘skin’.

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Member Mornings

Saturday, June 16 - Saturday, August 11 8 am - 9 am

Member Mornings at VanDusen Garden are in full swing!

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June Bird Walk

Saturday, June 23 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, June 24 - Sunday, December 23 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

Wednesday, June 27 - 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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Vancouver Shade Garden Society Show

Sunday, July 15 10 am - 4 pm

Join the Vancouver Shade Garden Society for their annual show.

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BC Fuchsia and Begonia Society - Annual Show & Competition

Saturday, July 28 - Sunday, July 29

Join the BC Fuchsia & Begonia Society for their Annual Show & Competition.

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Preschool Nature Camps for children aged 4-5

Tuesday, August 7 - Friday, August 10

Each day is a new adventure at our nature based camp! Discover the amazing world of birds, bugs, and plants through fun and games.

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Budding Birders at the Backyard Bird Garden

Thursday, August 23 10 am - 12 pm

Families with children ages 4 – 10 are invited to drop by anytime between 10 am and 12 pm for a morning of hands-on activities to learn more about the birds that frequent VanDusen.

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Sale of Orchids and Companion Plants

Saturday, August 25 10 am - 4 pm

Presented by the Vancouver Orchid Society

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Dahlia Show

Saturday, September 1 - Sunday, September 2

Join the Vancouver Dahlia Society for their annual show.

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Early Chrysanthemum Sale

Saturday, September 8 - Sunday, September 9

Presented by the Point Grey Chrysanthemum Association

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Alpine Garden Club of BC - Fall Sale

Saturday, September 15 12 - 4 pm

Join the Alpine Garden Club of BC for their fall show.

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September Bird Walk

Saturday, September 22 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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2018 Mushroom Show

Sunday, October 21 11 am - 4 pm

Presented by the Vancouver Mycological Society

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October Bird Walk

Saturday, October 27 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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November Bird Walk

Saturday, November 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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December Bird Walk

Saturday, December 15 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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Bloom Calendar

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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Winter

Friday, December 21 - Wednesday, March 20 2019

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

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Courses

New! Flow to Slow Yoga

Monday, June 4 - Monday, June 25 10:15 - 11:30 am

Join us for an energizing, relaxing yoga practice.

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Watercolour Still-life Workshop

Thursday, June 21 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Practice your watercolour stil-life painting skills and learn how to improve your technique with professional artist and long-time instructor Susan Pearson.

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The Naturalist’s Journal: Botanical Drawing

Saturday, June 23 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Improve your drawing skills for journaling, teaching, or pure enjoyment.

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Acrylic Painting Workshop for Beginners: Floral Arrangement

Sunday, June 24 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learn to paint with a semi-abstract expressionist technique using acrylic skins to create a unique, energetic painting of a floral arrangement.

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Acrylic Painting Workshop for Beginners: Floral Arrangement using Acrylic Skins

Sunday, June 24 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

These workshops provide all the supplies you need, along with step-by-step instruction by local artist Jane Saborio.

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Celebrate Summer Garden Stroll

Wednesday, June 27 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Spend a summer evening in VanDusen with Egan, exploring some of his favorite ‘hidden’ spots in the garden at this time of year.

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Seaweed Pressing Workshop: Preserving Seasonal Specimens

Sunday, July 8 - Sunday, July 8 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Learn to press and preserve gorgeous seaweeds in a variety of colours, textures and sizes.

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