Celebrate Spring at VanDusen Botanical Garden’s Floral Events

VanDusen Garden in spring in Vancouver

Cherry blossoms at VanDusen Botanical Garden. Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Sombilon Studios

Each spring Vancouver’s VanDusen Botanical Garden hosts a series of plant shows and floral events. Stop by to view the gorgeous blooms, learn more about cultivating plants, and perhaps even purchase some to take home.


Vancouver Dahlia Society Tuber Sale: April 8

Enthusiasts with the Vancouver Dahlia Society have been growing these showy blooms since 1955. Each spring they meet at Van Dusen Botanical Garden for the Tuber Sale. Many of the bulbs on offer come from winners from the previous year’s fall flower show. Admission is by donation.

A close up of Linda's Baby dahlias

Photo: Sara Maximoff/Unsplash


Sakura Days: April 15 and 16

The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival is back at VanDusen Botanical Garden this year with a celebration of Japanese food, art, and culture. The Japanese Garden section has also been refreshed for the occasion. And of course, the cherry blossoms will be in full bloom. Buy tickets in advance.

Cherry blossoms against blue sky in Vancouver.

Cherry blossoms. Photo: Destination Vancouver/Kazutosh Yoshimura


Vancouver Orchid Society Show and Sale: April 22 and 23

Admire the delicate blooms of many species of orchids at the Vancouver Orchid Society’s annual show. Local enthusiasts will have their best blooms on display for judging.  The event takes place on April 22 and 23. Admission is $8 for one day or $10 for a two-day pass. Discounts for seniors and students are available.


Metro Vancouver Gardening Society Bonsai and Flower Show: April 29 and 30

Enjoy a whole garden’s worth of plants, but in miniature. The Metro Vancouver Gardening Society’s Annual Show includes dozens of carefully cultivated bonsai trees and diminutive potted plants. Admission is by donation.

Bonsai tree

Photo: Devin H/Unsplash


Vancouver African Violet and Gesneriad Club Annual Show and Sale: May 6

Walk through colourful displays of African violets and other flowering plants in the gesneriad family at this club’s annual show. Club members will be on hand to answer questions about how to grow these popular flowering plants. There will also be several varieties for sale.

Close up of an African Violet

Photo: Kourilek/Pixabay

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