Events, Flora and Courses

Public art, lectures, seasonal blooms, family adventures and courses — there is always something happening at VanDusen. See what’s on now and coming up soon.

Fall Adult Education at VanDusen

Friday, September 1 - Sunday, December 31

The leaves are changing, the air is crisp, and nature is putting on a spectacular show – it’s the perfect time to explore the great outdoors and deepen your connection with the natural world.

Our Fall Adult Education Nature Classes are back, and we invite you to embark on an enriching journey of discovery and learning this autumn.

Why choose our Fall Adult Education Gardening Classes?
✔️Experienced Instructors
✔️Hands-On Learning

Browse our fall course offerings here!
🍁Discounted rates available for VBGA Members.

Extended Thursday Hours

Friday, September 1 - Saturday, September 30

Monday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Thursday: 10.00am – 7.00pm
Friday – Sunday: 10.00am – 5.00pm

*Last entry 30 minutes before closing.
Gift Shop and Garden Cafe open at 10am daily until the Garden closes.

Autumn 2023: Family Programs in the Garden

Saturday, September 16 - Wednesday, September 27

Exciting Autumn Family Programming in the Garden!

Calling all families! Autumn is around the corner, and we’ve prepared an amazing lineup of family-friendly programs to kick off the season.

🍂 Join us for a season filled with fun, laughter, and unforgettable memories. (Children must be accompanied by an adult / caregiver)

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Rae Warner Speaker Series: Beatrix Potter: Beyond Peter Rabbit

Tuesday, September 26 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Beatrix Potter was a woman of many interests and ambitions. However, we often come to know only one of these, her children’s books. Renowned for her fabulous Peter Rabbit storybook illustrations at the turn of the Century, Potter was also involved in the study of fungi (mycology) and, later in life, land conservancy efforts in Britain.

For this in person series join returning lecturer Spencer W. Stuart as he explores three facets of Potter’s life. Beginning with her extraordinarily successful children’s tales, of which she published twenty-three, he will delve into Potter’s lesser-known involvement with the study of mycology through scientific illustration as well as writing.

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Harvest Days

Saturday, October 7 - Sunday, October 29

Celebrate the fall season with the return of Harvest Days at VanDusen Botanical Garden. Our veggie garden and maze area will be transformed for fall with fun photo areas, activities and entertainment, food vendors, and more. Visitors of all ages are welcome. Please book An entry time online in advance.

Harvest Days is open on Saturdays and Sundays in October starting October 7, plus Monday, October 9, and Friday, October 20. The event runs from 9 am to 4pm.

VBGA Members receive free entry to the event and do not require a ticket for entry.


Vancouver Mycological Society: Annual Mushroom Show

Sunday, October 22 11.00am - 4.00pm

Vancouver Mycological Society: Annual Mushroom Show

Location: Floral Hall & Cedar Room, VanDusen Botanical Garden

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Point Grey Chrysanthemum Association: Flower Show

Saturday, November 4 10.00am - 3.00pm

Point Grey Chrysanthemum Association Flower Show

Location: Cedar Room at VanDusen Botanical Garden

For more information contact 604.980.4656 or

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