Exhibition: Chirigir-e Paper Art

Monday, May 16 - Wednesday, August 24

by Leanne Lai

Chirigir-e Paper Art at VanDusen Library’s Roberta Mickelson Gallery is a cross section of paintings from artist and musician Leanne Lai.

Twenty-one years ago, Leanne began learning a Japanese artform called Chigiri-e—using hand-dyed paper (washi) to make pictures—and has studied under several masters in Taiwan.

View a selection of her paintings at VanDusen Library’s Roberta Mickelson Gallery until August 24, 2022. (Open Monday – Wednesday 10am – 3pm).

Read more about Leanne here!

Guardians of the Garden: Conifer Champion Challenge

Saturday, June 11 - Wednesday, August 31

Guardians of the Garden returns to VanDusen with an all new challenge!

Participate in the Conifer Champion Challenge from June 11 to August 31 and complete the activity to collect your second GOG badge and prize.

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NEW - 2021 Annual Report

Thursday, June 30

Read the 2021 VBGA Annual Report today!

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Summer Camps 2022

Monday, July 4 - Friday, August 26

Summer Camps at VanDusen Botanical Garden are week-long outdoor camps that allow children to learn about the natural environment through engaging hands-on activities, games, crafts, and experiments!


'All About Birds!' Family Program and Hummingbird & Songbird Banding

Saturday, July 9 4.00pm - 7.00pm

Join us on July 9th from 4pm-5pm for ‘All About Birds!’ a family-friendly program featuring fun activities exploring the many feathered friends that call VanDusen Botanical Garden home. Your birdwatching walk will be guided by our Education Director and avid bird-lover, Chantal Martin, who will share tips and tricks for birdwatching as a family, along with fun and informative games and activities.

This exclusive afterhours evening will continue with an informative and fascinating session of Songbird & Hummingbird Banding from 5pm -7pm.

Metro Vancouver Gardening Society: Bonsai & Flower Show

Saturday, July 9 - Sunday, July 10 10.00am - 3.00pm

The Metro Vancouver gardening Society Bonsai & Flower Show takes place July 9th from 10.00am – 5.00pm and July 10th from 10.00am – 3.00pm.

Entrance: By donation

Vancouver Orchid Society: Summer Show & Sale

Saturday, July 23 - Friday, June 24 9.00am - 3.00pm

The Vancouver Orchid Society’s Summer Show and Sale takes place July 23rd (9.00am – 4.00pm) and 24th (9.00am – 3.00pm).

Entrance: $7

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Bloom Calendar


Wednesday, September 22 2021 - Tuesday, December 21 2021

Autumn colours are absolutely stunning at the Garden, and there are plenty of blooms still showing.

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Wednesday, June 22 - Thursday, September 22

Summer in the Garden features vibrant colours and fragrant smells for our visitors to enjoy.

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Wednesday, December 21 - Monday, March 20 2023

The winter Garden features muted colour palettes, stunning silhouettes and a scattering of colour with winter berries and blooms.


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