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.

Alpine Garden Club of BC: Spring Show & Sale

Sunday, April 2 11.00pm - 3.00pm

The Alpine Garden Club of BC Spring Show & Sale takes place in the Floral Hall and Cedar Room at VanDusen Botanical Garden on Saturday April 2nd, 11.00pm – 3.00pm.

Admission: Free

For more information contact Jay Ackerley: 778-874-4172 or

2023 Horticulture Shows & Events

Sunday, April 2 - Sunday, November 5

2023 Horticulture Shows & Events

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Vancouver Dahlia Society; Tuber Sale

Saturday, April 8 10.00a.m. - 3.00pm

The Vancouver Dahlia Society 2023 Tuber Sale takes place in the Floral Hall at VanDusen Botanical Garden on April 8, 10.00am – 3.00pm.

Entrance: By Donation

For more information contact Peter Krueger;, tel: 604.241.4995

Sakura Days Japan Fair

Saturday, April 15 - Sunday, April 16

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival returns to VanDusen Botanical Garden with Sakura Days Japan Fair on April 15 & 16, 2023!

Sakura Days Japan Fair celebrates all things Japan, from Japanese food and performances to arts and culture. Most activities will take place outdoors, with selected vendors, tea ceremonies, and experiences indoors. Look forward to taiko drumming, theatre performances, woodworking demonstrations, a renewed Japanese Garden display, and more!

*Special event pricing will be in effect and discounted rates are available for those with a valid VBGA membership. The Garden cannot be accessed on April 15 and 16 without an event ticket.

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Family Art in the Garden: Let’s Draw Birds!

Saturday, April 22 1.30pm - 3.00pm

April 22 🌎 World Earth Day Event!

Join illustrator Bea Martin in the Garden to celebrate Earth Day with a fun, all-ages drawing workshop: Let’s Draw Birds!

While being guided through the drawing workshop with easy-to-follow steps, participants will learn fun and interesting facts about some of Vancouver’s most familiar birds.

Not an artist? No problem! All skill levels are welcome in this family-friendly workshop. 

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Vancouver Orchid Society: 2023 Show & Sale

Saturday, April 22 - Saturday, April 23 2022 9.00am - 4.00pm

The Vancouver Orchid Society’s 2023 Show and Sale takes place April 22nd (9.00am – 5.00pm) and 23rd (9.00am – 4.00pm).

To learn more email

Metro Vancouver Gardening Society: Bonsai & Flower Show

Saturday, April 29 - Sunday, April 30 10.00am - 3.00pm

The Metro Vancouver gardening Society Bonsai & Flower Show takes place April 29th from 10.00am – 4.00pm and April 30th from 10.00am – 3.00pm.

Admission: By donation