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.

New Spring Menu at Truffles Cafe

Sunday, March 21 - Monday, June 21

Grab a bite to eat during your Garden visit at Truffles Fine Foods Catering Cafe!

New menu items available, just in time for spring patio dining!

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Newly Renovated Bee Hives at VanDusen!

Monday, March 29 - Friday, April 30

The bee hive enclosure at VanDusen Botanical Garden has just been renovated with a brand new split-rail fence, weed-free gravel pad and a wildflower seed mix which will add some pollinator-friendly blooms inside the fence later this summer!

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Spring Soil Sale Cancelled

Thursday, April 1 - Wednesday, April 28

Due to current restrictions the Spring Soil Sale is cancelled.

Garden Update: April 20 & 21

Tuesday, April 20 - Wednesday, April 21

NOTICE: On Tuesday, April 20 and Wednesday, April 21, some hazardous trees near the Perennial Walk, Great Lawn, Korean Pavilion and the Sino-Himalayan area will be removed for safety reasons. These areas will be closed and the work will take place until 3:30pm.

 Noise from arborist equipment will likely be heard through the Garden. If you would like to visit the Garden during a quieter time, we recommend visiting on another date, or after 3:30pm on these days.

Cancelled: 2021 VanDusen Plant Sale

Sunday, April 25

It is with great regret that we, the VanDusen Plant Sale committee have decided once again to cancel the 2021 VanDusen Plant Sale.

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Schoolyard Birds Teacher Pro-D Session

Monday, April 26 10.00am - 12.00pm

Join the VBGA’s upcoming online Teacher Pro-D Session where the Vancouver Avian Research Centre (VARC) will help empower teachers to incorporate bird themes into the curriculum! We will explore common backyard birds, their amazing adaptations and how birds are working for us and the local environment.

This virtual Pro-D session includes a lecture, Q&A, activity ideas and demonstrations, and a teacher resource package.

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