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VanDusen Botanical Garden 40th Anniversary

All ages, Retro rates of $2.00 per person

Bring your friends and family to enjoy a fun-filled day at the garden. Featuring live music, historical and botanical talks and tours, an heirloom veggie harvest, family entertainment, photo booth, climbing wall, putting green, face-painting, tasty treats, and much more! All entertainment and activities are included with admission. Take transit, bike, or walk as parking is limited.

Date and time

August 16 2015, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak Street


V6M 4H1


Vancouver park board

Email contact

604 257 8463

Stage schedule

10:00am to noon  Pioneer's Tea (learn about the garden's early days and hear stories from its founders) 
noon Speeches and cake-cutting 
12:30pm  Day Trippers
2:00pm  Good Day Sunshine Band  
3:00pm The Squares Quartet 
4:00pm  Good Day Sunshine Band

Activity schedule

11:00am to 2:00pm  Stilt walker
11:00am to 4:00pm Botany of gin-tasting (Great Hall)
1:00pm to 3:00pm Bee safari
1:00pm to 3:00pm Heirloom veggie harvest and tasting
2:00pm to 3:00pm Magician

All-day activities and entertainment (10:00am to 5:00pm)

  • Photo booth
  • Climbing wall
  • Fairy post office
  • Tattoo stations
  • Historical and botanical talks and tours
  • Plant sale and activities from horticultural groups
    • Pacific NW Palm & Exotic Plant Society
    • Vancouver Shade Garden Society
    • Vancouver Rhododendron Society
    • Metro Vancouver Gardening Society
    • Vancouver Orchid Society
    • BC Council of Garden Clubs
    • Desert Plant Society of Vancouver
  • Putting green
  • Education activities
  • And much more!


  • BBQ hot dogs, cold drinks, and ice cream for sale under the Lathhouse on the Great Lawn
  • Free popcorn (while supplies last)
  • Free cake at noon (while supplies last)
  • Food vendors including Berry Mobile & Petite Puf (cotton candy)