2022 Horticulture Shows & Events

Tuesday, March 1 - Saturday, December 31

2022 Horticulture Shows & Events

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Shaughnessy Restaurant x VanDusen Botanical Garden Promo

Sunday, May 1 - Tuesday, May 31

Present your VanDusen admission receipt or valid VBGA membership card from May 1 to May 31, 2022, (not valid Mother’s Day weekend) to access exclusive, garden-inspired menu items with fresh ingredients from VanDusen Botanical Garden.

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Chirigir-e Paper Art by Leanne Lai

Monday, May 16 - Wednesday, August 24

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, she 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).

All British Classic Car Show

Saturday, May 21 10.00am - 4.30pm

Vancouver ABFM returns to VanDusen Botanical Garden on May 21, 2022!

An entertaining gathering of British-built classic cars, exhibitors and vendors will be on display at the Great Lawn. Featured marque anniversary celebrations, carried forward from 2020 & 2021, are Triumph Stag’s 50th, English Ford’s 100th, and Jaguar E-Type’s 60th anniversary.

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VJGA Sumi Bonsai Club Show

Saturday, May 21 - Sunday, May 22

The VJGA Sumi Bonsai Club Show takes place May 21 & 22 in the Floral Hall at VanDusen Botanical Garden.

Saturday: 10.00am – 4.30pm
Sunday: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Entrance: By Donation

For more information contact Hugh Kamisato at: or 604-980-8127.

VanDusen Presents: Spring Strings

Saturday, May 28 - Sunday, May 29

New tickets added for May 29! 

A contemporary cello concert by Low Strung.

Join us for an afternoon cello concert on the Great Lawn on May 28!

Low Strung, a classically-trained cello group from Yale University, will be performing rock and pop songs by artists ranging from Beyoncé and Lady Gaga to Queen and the Beatles.

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Penjing Exhibition & Sale

Saturday, May 28 - Sunday, May 29

The Chinese Penjing Society of Canada Exhibition & Sale takes place May 28 & 29 in the Floral Hall and Cedar Room at VanDusen Botanical Garden.

Opening Hours: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Entrance: $5.00/Family of 5 or $2.00/Person

For more information contact: Ayton Ho at or 604-818-8810.

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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Illustrating Birds Series (Online)

Tuesday, February 22 - Wednesday, March 2

This illustration course taught by Katharine Dickinson will bring the fun of drawing to the world of birds.

Strengthen your observation skills for studying birds, while developing your illustration skills. In the first class of this 2-part series, capture the plain form and essential bird features with simple sketches. In the second class, explore adding touches of watercolour to your drawing. After this course, you’ll have the confidence to bring your sketchpad out to the park, or to VanDusen Garden, or Bloedel Conservatory (admission sold separately), and connect to birdwatching through art.

Garden Pests: Invasive Insects and Other Non-Native Wildlife (Online)

Wednesday, March 9 6.30pm - 8.00pm

What garden pests are bugging you? Do you have invasive insects or other critters that are competing with your ability to grow food or maintain a healthy garden? In this class meet some of the region’s most devastating garden and lawn invaders, including European chafer beetle, fire ants and European grey squirrel. Also, learn about some species that are not yet here that you should be on the watch for.

Instructor Tasha Murray is the Executive Director of the Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver and has been involved in conservation in the Pacific Northwest for over twenty years working with land managers, professionals, volunteers and the public on invasive species projects.

Supporting Native Bees in Your Garden

Sunday, March 13 1.00pm - 2.30pm

Learn about the fascinating lifestyles and life cycles of bees that nest in holes in wood and plant stems. Find out how you can support these bees in your own garden.

This session will be presented by Lori Weidenhammer, a Vancouver performance-based interdisciplinary artist and educator. She is originally from a tiny hamlet called Cactus Lake, Saskatchewan. It is in this place, bordered by wheat fields and wild prairie, that she first became enchanted with bees. She is the author of a book called Victory Gardens for Bees: A DIY Guide to Saving the Bees.

Tincture & Tea Making Class (Online)

Wednesday, March 30 7.00pm - 8.30pm

There are different ways to access the biochemical components of plant medicines. Each menstruum extracts different constitutions. Boiled water is well known to release herbal ingredients in teas; other effective methods include the usage of steaming, alcohol, glycerin, honey, and vinegar.

During this class, educator and herbalist Lori Snyder will share her discoveries as she demonstrates how to make simple tinctures with apple cider vinegar, guide you to discover the rich minerals that are infused and how these are vital for your hormonal health. Further, she will discuss which plants you can grow or harvest for your tea cupboard and which benefits do these release when you take the time to sit and enjoy the flavours and gifts that plants offer you. Lori welcomes this time together, sharing knowledge.

2022 Speaker Series: Biocultural Diversity and Education

Thursday, March 31 6.30pm - 7.30pm

In this talk, David Zandvliet and Luisa Maffi will consider the origins and meaning of the concept of biocultural diversity and discuss its implications for education through several illustrative case studies from Indonesia, Haida Gwaii and Vancouver.

David Zandvliet is a Professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University and Director of the Institute for Environmental Learning.

Luisa Maffi, PhD, is a linguist, anthropologist, and ethnobiologist and one of the pioneers of the concept and field of biocultural diversity.