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New Library Exhibition by Marion-Lea Jamieson

Thursday, January 4 - Tuesday, March 27

Vegetable Kingdom opens Wednesday January 4th in the Yosef Wosk Library and Resource Centre at VanDusen Gardens.  All are invited to the official opening Saturday, January 6th from 2-4 pm.

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Preschool Storytime: Nature’s Stories for Young Children

Wednesday, January 24 - 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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January Bird Walk

Saturday, January 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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February Bird Walk

Saturday, February 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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Seedy Saturday

Saturday, February 24 10 am - 4 pm

Join us in the Floral Hall at VanDusen for a fabulous day of meeting seed vendors and rubbing shoulders with like minded people

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Plant Sale Potluck - Donations Needed!

Thursday, March 1

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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Medicine Wheel Ceremony

Sunday, March 18 - 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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March Bird Walk

Saturday, March 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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Vancouver Orchid Society Show & Sale

Saturday, March 24 - Sunday, March 25

Join the Vancouver Orchid Society for their Spring Sale.

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Spring Bonsai & Flower Exhibition

Saturday, March 31 - Sunday, April 1

Presented by the Metro Vancouver Gardening Society

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Alpine Garden Club of BC - Spring Show & Sale

Saturday, April 7 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 14 9 am - 12 pm

Presented by the Point Grey Chrysanthemum Association

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Sakura Days Japan Fair

Saturday, April 14 - Sunday, April 15 11 am - 5 pm

A family-friendly weekend celebration showcasing the cultural arts of Japan.

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Tuber Sale

Saturday, April 14 10 am - 4:30 pm

Presented by the Vancouver Dahlia Society

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

Saturday, April 21 9 am - 3 pm

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

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April Bird Walk

Saturday, April 28 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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VanDusen Plant Sale

Sunday, April 29 10 am - 4 pm

Free Admission and thousands of plants for sale.

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Vancouver African Violet & Gesneriad Society Show & Sale

Saturday, May 5 1 - 4 pm

Join the Vancouver African Violet & Gesneriad Society for their annual show and sale.

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Chinese Penjing Society of Canada - Exhibition & Sale

Saturday, May 12 - Sunday, May 13

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

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VJGA Sumi Bonsai Club Show

Saturday, May 19 - Sunday, May 20

Join the VJGA Sumi Bonsai Club for their annual show.

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May Bird Walk

Saturday, May 26 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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Desert Plant Society of Vancouver - Show & Sale

Saturday, June 9 - Sunday, June 10

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

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Vancouver Rose Show

Saturday, June 16 9 am - 3 pm

The Vancouver Rose Society presents the Vancouver Rose Show.

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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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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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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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2017 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

Spring

Tuesday, March 20 - Wednesday, June 20

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 - 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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Courses

Brain and Body Workout for Boomers and Beyond (Winter)

Tuesday, January 9 - Tuesday, March 13 10:30 - 11:30 am

This class, designed by Kinesiologists and Occupational Therapists, is an evidence-based program to improve both physical and brain conditioning.

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Better Balance Workout for Seniors (Winter)

Wednesday, January 10 - Wednesday, March 14 12:00 - 12:45 pm

This is a gentle class for all levels, focused on balance and mobility for fitness and for preventing falls.

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Yin Yoga & Meditation (Winter)

Monday, January 15 - Monday, February 26 10:15 - 11:30 am

Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga that focuses on stimulating the connective tissues of the body with the intention of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility.

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New! Gentle Yoga (Winter)

Wednesday, January 17 - Wednesday, March 14 10:15 - 11:30 am

Start your day with this gentle yoga practice; relieve tension held in hips, spine and shoulders to deeply relax your body.

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Painting with Watercolour: Winter

Thursday, January 18 - Thursday, February 15 10 am - 12:30 pm

Express the colours of the season through watercolour.

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FULL - Essentials of Landscape Design

Wednesday, January 24 - Wednesday, January 31 6:30 - 9 pm

Spring is just around corner, so it’s time to start thinking about garden design.

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Botanical Illustration (Feb - Mar)

Friday, February 2 - Friday, March 9 10 am - 12:30 pm

Learn how to draw plants from an aesthetic and botanical perspective while improving your observation and artistic skills.

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