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Preschool Storytime: Nature’s Stories for Young Children

Wednesday, November 28 - Wednesday, June 26 2019 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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Festival of Lights 2018

Saturday, December 1 - Sunday, January 6 2019

This annual holiday event runs from December 1, 2018 through to January 6, 2019

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Holiday Heights at Bloedel Conservatory

Friday, December 14 - Sunday, January 6 2019

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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Medicine Wheel Ceremony

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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January Bird Walk

Saturday, January 12 2019 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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February Bird Walk

Saturday, February 9 2019 10 am

Join Jeremy Gordon for a guided birding exploration in the Garden.

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Professional Development for Teachers

Friday, February 15 2019

Looking for professional development opportunities for teachers? The VBGA is excited to announce several upcoming workshops.

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March Bird Walk

Saturday, March 9 2019 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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Vancouver Orchid Society Show & Sale

Saturday, March 23 2019 - Sunday, March 24 2019 10 am - 4 pm

Join the Vancouver Orchid Society for their Spring Sale.

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Alpine Garden Club of BC - Spring Show & Sale

Saturday, April 6 2019 12 - 4 pm

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

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Rooted Cuttings Sale

Saturday, April 13 2019 9 am - 12 pm

Presented by the Point Grey Chrysanthemum Association

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Tuber Sale

Saturday, April 13 2019 10 am - 4:30 pm

Presented by the Vancouver Dahlia Society

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April Bird Walk

Saturday, April 13 2019 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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BC Fuchsia and Begonia Society - Plant, Bake & Craft Sale

Saturday, April 20 2019 9 am - 3 pm

Check out the BC Fuchsia and Begonia Society’s spring sale.

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Spring Bonsai & Flower Exhibition

Saturday, April 27 2019 - Sunday, April 28 2019 10 am - 4 pm

Presented by the Metro Vancouver Gardening Society

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VanDusen Plant Sale

Sunday, April 28 2019 10 am - 4 pm

This will be the Plant Sale’s 41st year! Thousands of plants for sale.

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May Bird Walk

Saturday, May 11 2019 10 am

Enjoy a guided tour at VanDusen Botanical Garden, seeking out the bird species that make their home in this beautiful, 22-hectare garden.

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VJGA Sumi Bonsai Club Show

Saturday, May 18 2019 - Sunday, May 19 2019 10 am - 4 pm

Join the VJGA Sumi Bonsai Club for their annual show.

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Chinese Penjing Society of Canada - Exhibition & Sale

Saturday, May 25 2019 - Sunday, May 26 2019 10 am - 4:30 pm

Join the Chinese Penjing Society of Canada for their annual event.

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Desert Plant Society of Vancouver - Show & Sale

Saturday, June 8 2019 - Sunday, June 9 2019 10 am - 4:30 pm

Join the Desert Plant Society of Vancouver for their annual show.

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June Bird Walk

Saturday, June 8 2019 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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Vancouver Shade Garden Society Show and Sale

Saturday, June 15 2019 10 am - 4 pm

Join the Vancouver Shade Garden Society for their annual show and sale.

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BC Fuchsia and Begonia Society - Annual Show & Competition

Saturday, July 27 2019 - Sunday, July 28 2019 10 am - 4 pm

Join the Society for their Annual Show and Competition. Show admission by donation.

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Dahlia Show

Saturday, August 31 2019 - Sunday, September 1 2019 12 - 3:30 pm

Join the Vancouver Dahlia Society for their annual show.

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Early Chrysanthemum Show & Sale

Saturday, September 14 2019 - Sunday, September 15 2019 10 am - 4 pm

Presented by the Point Grey Chrysanthemum Association

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VMS Annual Mushroom Show

Sunday, October 20 2019 11 am - 4 pm

Presented by the Vancouver Mycological Society

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Bloom Calendar

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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Spring

Wednesday, March 20 2019 - Thursday, June 20 2019

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 2019 - Friday, September 20 2019

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

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