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Jo Scott-B: Feather & Flora

Friday, March 1 - Wednesday, April 10

Find the exhibit in the Discovery Room
March 1 – April 10
Meet Jo every Saturday, 1-3pm

JO’s birds, set free among leaves and flowers, explode with colour and humour. They are based on exotics from the silk road, medieval owls and cheeky chirpers, all found on pottery fragments, textiles, and more, from UK museums, illuminated manuscripts and medieval buildings.

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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 during open hours


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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April Bird Walk: NEW DATE

Saturday, April 6 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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Alpine Garden Club of BC - Spring Show & Sale

Saturday, April 6 12 - 4 pm

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

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Tuber Sale

Saturday, April 13 10 am - 4:30 pm

Presented by the Vancouver Dahlia Society

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Rooted Cuttings Sale

Saturday, April 13 9 am - 12 pm

Presented by the Point Grey Chrysanthemum Association

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Sakura Days 2019

Saturday, April 13 - Sunday, April 14 10am-5pm

Celebrate Japan with your family and friends! NOTE: VanDusen Botanical Garden is closed for this two-day event. Members must purchase a ticket at reduced rates to enter.

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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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VBGA Annual General Meeting 2019

Wednesday, April 17 7:00 - 9:00 pm | Doors open at 6:30

This year the AGM will include the election of Board of Directors, review financial statements and conduct other VBGA related business.

The Volunteer Awards ceremony will be a separate event scheduled later this spring. All volunteers will be notified of the event.

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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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VanDusen Plant Sale

Sunday, April 28 10 am - 4 pm

VanDusen Garden is open 10am-4pm during the sale, and there is free admission to the Garden on Plant Sale day.

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.

Download the 2019 Plant Sale Catalogue here!

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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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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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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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