Van Dusen Flower and Garden Show

If you visit British Columbia in Canada, don’t miss the 55 acre Van Dusen Botanic Gardens. It will take a good half day to see at any time; but during the annual Van Dusen Flower and Garden Show, you had better allow a day.!


Held in early summer each year, this is one of North Americas largest outdoor garden shows; with around 250 displays, plus a comprehensive program of lectures and entertainment.

June 10-13, 2004
The most recent show kicked off with a Gala Preview Party hosted by David Tarrant, one of Canadas leading gardening personalities, and and entertained by a full “swing” orchestra.

Apart from the standard garden show displays from featuring every type of nursery and garden product, the show also featured:

  • Authors Corner
    More than 20 different gardening and cook book authors were available to talk to the public and answer their questions.
  • Container and Basket Competitions
    Everything from hanging baskets to toilet bowls were entered, brimming with colour and lush green foliage.
  • Lectures
    A full program of lectures was provided both during the show each day.
  • Horticulture Pavilion
    Large tent containing lots of garden clubs and specialist societies.
  • Craft Pavilion
    Featuring garden inspired works from more than 50 crafters and artisans.
  • Themed Display Gardens
    Landscaped experience taking you from the garden of Eden to the future.
  • Master Gardeners Clinic
    A garden advisory service manned by Van Dusen’s Master Gardeners.
  • New Plant Introductions Pavilion
  • Live Entertainment
    A program of musical performers from 11am till 6 daily.
  • The Vancouver Sun Gourmet Gallery
    Cooking demonstrations from some of Canadas great Chefs.

For further information, contact:
Van Dusen Botanical Garden
5251 Oak St, Vancouver, B.C. Canada

Opening Hours:
January to March 10am~4pm
April 10am~6pm
May 10am~8pm
June 1 to Mid-August    10am~9pm   
Mid-August to Labour Day 10am~8pm
Labour Day to September 30 10am~6pm
October to Year End 10am~4pm
Christmas Day Closed
Van Dusen Gardens Web site:
Email: [email protected]

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