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VanDusen Festival of Lights

Tuesday, December 8 - Sunday, January 3 2021

Reimagined for 2020, visitors will have the opportunity to take in the festival and experience the wonder of the winter season in a magical outdoor garden setting with themed areas, unique light features, and holiday music. VBGA Member discount available with valid current membership.

Tickets will not be sold onsite to limit contact between visitors and staff.

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Winter Solstice Gathering

Sunday, December 20 12:00pm - 1:30pm

If you ever wondered what VanDusen’s Medicine Wheel Ceremony is about but never made it to an in-person celebration, this is your opportunity to participate in an online ceremony through Zoom!

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Online Speaker Series 2021: "A Remarkable Ice Age Megaflood in Southwestern BC"

Wednesday, January 27 2021 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Presented by: John Clague

About 11,500 years ago, at the end of the last Ice Age, floodwaters up to 100 m deep raced down the Fraser Canyon from south of Williams Lake to present-day Hope. Upon reaching Hope, the flood entered and spread westward across the Fraser Lowland before entering the sea south of Vancouver. In this presentation, SFU geologist and professor, and Order of Canada recipient John Clague describes the flood and its effects on the landscape, and explains its cause.

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The Jewel Atop Vancouver

Sunday, January 31 2021

Purchase the Official Bloedel Conservatory 50th Anniversary Commemorative Booklet online!

Online Speaker Series 2021: "VanDusen’s Fascinating Birdlife"

Thursday, February 25 2021 6:30pm -7:30pm

Presented by: Debbie Hlady

Discover VanDusen Botanical Garden’s diverse bird life of over 100 species living in variety of unique habitats. Swallows, tanagers & many migratory birds visit VanDusen & Vancouver backyards after an amazing flyway journey from Central & South America! Learn about what garden plants our feathered friends prefer & even learn a few bird songs!!

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Bloom Calendar

Winter

Monday, December 21 - Friday, March 19 2021

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

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Spring

Saturday, March 20 2021 - Sunday, June 20 2021

In spring the Garden is bursting with cheerful rhododendrons, stunning magnolias, delicate cherry blossoms and bloom-full camellias –  to mention a few…

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Summer

Sunday, June 20 2021 - Wednesday, September 22 2021

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

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