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Back to Nature

Friday, May 4 - Sunday, May 27

Back to Nature responds to Nato Velkov’s immersion into painting botanical subjects.

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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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Rain Barrel and Backyard Composter Sale

Sunday, May 6 10 am - 3 pm

Have a water wise garden this spring!

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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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Artisan Jewellery Show & Sale

Sunday, May 13 10 am - 6 pm

5th Annual Mother’s Day Artisan Jewellery Show & Sale!

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May 18th: In Pursuit of Pollinators Pro-D Camp

Friday, May 18 9:30 am - 4 pm

Buzz buzz! Are you ready to see the world like a bee? Join us for this Pro-D camp for ages 6-10

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All British Field Meet ABFM 2018

Saturday, May 19

The 33rd showing of the Greatest Show on British Wheels returns to VanDusen Botanical Garden on the Victoria Day weekend.

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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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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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Brain and Body Workout for Boomers and Beyond

Tuesday, June 5 - Tuesday, June 19 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

Wednesday, June 6 - Wednesday, June 20 12 - 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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Edible Wall and Fence Gardens

Wednesday, June 20 6:30 - 9 pm

Sunlit walls and fences can be an ideal location to grow vegetables and herbs, even in high density areas.

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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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