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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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BC Fuchsia and Begonia Society - Plant, Bake & Craft Sale

Saturday, April 20 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 - 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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VanDusen Plant Sale

Sunday, April 28 10 am - 4 pm

VanDusen Garden is open 10am-4pm during the sale

The 41st Annual Plant Sale is April 28th from 10-4, and not only offers thousands of plants for sale, but is a celebration of our love of plants.

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Pro-D Camp: April Showers Bring May Flowers (Grades 1-4)

Monday, April 29 Drop off available from 9:00 AM, pickup at 4:00 PM. Camp begins at 9:30 AM.

Take a journey through the water cycle and explore why flowers bloom after April rains. See for yourself how a plant drinks water in a xylem experiment. Join us for an evapo-race and create your own rain stick to take home.

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Vancouver Bird Week

Saturday, May 11 - Sunday, May 26 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Presented by Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association in partnership with Vancouver Bird Week 2019


May 11, 12 & 26

 

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May Bird Walk

Saturday, May 11 9:00 AM

Presented by Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association in partnership with Vancouver Bird Week 2019

 

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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The Birds of Bloedel Conservatory

Sunday, May 12 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Presented by Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association in partnership with Vancouver Bird Week 2019

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Pro-D Camp: Darling Decomposers (Grades 1-4)

Friday, May 17 Drop off available from 9:00 AM, pickup at 4:00 PM. Camp begins at 9:30 AM.

Decomposers – some call them disgusting, we call them darling! This camp is not for the squeamish, as we will seek out all that is stinky, slimy or strange. Explore decomposition in action, create your own slug slime, and dig up worms to identify as you learn about Project WormWatch.

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VJGA Sumi Bonsai Club Show

Saturday, May 18 - Sunday, May 19 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 - Sunday, May 26 10 am - 4:30 pm

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

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Botany and Bird Walk on Bowen Island

Sunday, May 26 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Presented by Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association in partnership with Vancouver Bird Week 2019

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June Bird Walk

Saturday, June 8 9 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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Desert Plant Society of Vancouver - Show & Sale

Saturday, June 8 - Sunday, June 9 10 am - 4 pm

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

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Pollinator Days

Wednesday, June 12 - Friday, June 14 10 am – 2 pm

buzz-worthy field trip experience for students to learn about pollinators, the environments that support them, and how you can help.

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(Cancelled) Vancouver Shade Garden Society Show and Sale

Saturday, June 15 (Cancelled)

This event has been cancelled
Join the Vancouver Shade Garden Society for their annual show and sale.

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Summer Camps (5-10 year olds)

Tuesday, July 2 Drop off available from 9:00 AM, pickup at 4:00 PM. Camp begins at 9:30 AM.

Our carefully crafted blend of science, exploration, games and crafts give children the opportunity to learn and play throughout the beauty of the Garden and the Conservatory, while fostering positive stewardship of the environment. Unique weekly themes are sure to excite any nature lover. Days are spent mostly outdoors, but may also include time in the classroom, in the Visitor Centre, or at Bloedel Conservatory. Camps for 5-7 year olds are sold out and waitlists are open!

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BC Fuchsia and Begonia Society - Annual Show & Competition

Saturday, July 27 - Sunday, July 28 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 - Sunday, September 1 12 - 3:30 pm

Join the Vancouver Dahlia Society for their annual show.

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Early Chrysanthemum Show & Sale

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

Presented by the Point Grey Chrysanthemum Association

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VMS Annual Mushroom Show

Sunday, October 20 11 am - 4 pm

Presented by the Vancouver Mycological Society

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Bloom Calendar

Winter

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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Spring

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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Summer

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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Courses