Upcoming Events

January 11, 2015

Guided Tours

Guided  Tours

Daily: 10:30am | 12:00pm | 1:30pm | 3:00pm

Relax and reflect as a trained docent guides you around the Garden enhancing your experience.

Believe it or not, feng shui isn’t just just how you arrange your sofa in relation to your TV.
Learn about yin and yang and watch how much we have in common with the people from the Ming Dynasty (hint: recycling!)

With the rich information provided by the tour, you will understand the history and significance behind each Garden element such as the weathered rocks, jade green pond, mystical plants and stunning architecture.

After the tour savour a cup of hot Chinese tea and try your hand at the ancient art of calligraphy.

A TripAdvisor reviewer says:
“…a small but gorgeous adventure, full of large and happy koi fish and frogs! You forget you’re in the city!”


Start: January 11, 2015
End: April 30, 2015

March 3, 2015

Photo Exhibit: “Meet Me in Venice” by Suzanne Ma

Photo Exhibit:
“Meet Me in Venice” by Suzanne Ma

Photo exhibit:
Tue. March 3 – Sun. April 5, 2015

Join award-winning journalist Suzanne Ma for Italian appetizers at the Garden and be among the first to view Suzanne’s photo exhibition – a rare and exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Chinese immigrant experience in Europe, which is also the subject of her new compelling book.

Through groundbreaking journalism, Suzanne Ma approaches the question as to why Chinese people choose to immigrate to nations where they endure hardship, suspicion, manual labor and separation from their loved ones in this dynamic story. Meet Me in Venice provides a personal, intimate account of Chinese individuals in the act of migration. The subtle, complex portrait of the growing Chinese diaspora particularly in Europe, is an unforgettable story of struggle, perseverance and survival.

Suzanne’s work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, the Huffington Post, and Salon.


Start: March 3, 2015 10:00 am
End: April 5, 2015 4:30 pm

April 4, 2015

Art Across the Pacific

Art Across the Pacific
Date: Sat. April 4th, 2015
Time: Painting from 10am – 12pm | Art Sale from 3-4pm
Included with Garden Admission

April 4, 2015 from 10am – 12pm outdoor painting demonstration in the Garden by 10 artists from Guiyang, China. These artists are part of the ART ACROSS THE PACIFIC cultural exchange. Art will be on display for sale from 3-4pm in the Hall of One Hundred Rivers.

The visiting Chinese artists represent both the academic and practicing sides of art in Guiyang.


Start: April 4, 2015 10:00 am
End: April 4, 2015 3:00 pm

April 6, 2015

Art Exhibition: Three Springs in the Garden

Art Exhibition
Three Springs in the Garden

Rachelle Yau
Exhibition: April 6 – April 13
Reception: Sat. April 11 from  2-4pm

Yolanda Jin
Exhibition: April 13 – April 20
Reception: Sat. April 18 from 2-4pm

Anthia Chen
Exhibition April 20 – April 29 from 2-4pm
Reception: Sat. April 24th from 2:30-4:30pm

Three Springs in the Garden exhibition presents three young emerging artists (the Springs) devoted to learning, creating, supporting, and encouraging other young people to express themselves creatively.

With different ages and art styles, the three Springs express their transition from childhood to adolescence using the most human characteristic of self-expression: visual art. Art is the medium that helps them understand, adapt, and embrace new environments and cultural challenges.

Born in China, Rachelle Yau, our youngest Spring started painting at the age of five and won numerous awards both in China and Canada. Rachelle first exhibited her art at the Garden in 2012. She is also a dedicated Garden volunteer, a public speaker at school, and a ballet dancer in her free time.

Yolanda Jin was born in China and arrived in Canada with her family in 2007. She has adapted to the new culture by becoming a successful student, athlete and artist. Her art reflects the need to analyse, organize and aim at succeeding in life.

Anthia Chen was born in Canada, but raised in Hong Kong. After moving back to Vancouver, Anthia engaged and further explored her Chinese heritage. She received many awards for her art and exhibited several times in Vancouver. Currently, she is studying communication design at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design.


Rachelle Yau

Yolanda Jin

Anthia Chen

Start: April 6, 2015 10:00 am
End: June 29, 2015 4:30 pm
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