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Burnaby Blooms

Burnaby Blooms - Event

May 4-5, 2019 | 10am-5pm

Shadbolt Centre for the Arts |  Community Centre Map Icon  Map
Free Admission

Burnaby Blooms (formerly Rhododendron Festival) is being re-imagined for 2019. View figures dressed in flowers, plants and foliage by floral designers as they create unique floral ladies. Join us for this one-of-a-kind photo opportunity and vote for your favourite! 

Returning in 2019 will be the popular plant sale and auction hosted by the Burnaby Rhododendron and Garden Society.

Also on site will be the popular Burnaby Eco-Sculptures, floral installations, workshops, market vendors, entertainment and more! 


  • All tours take place on Sunday, May 5
  • Pre-register by phoning 604-205-3043

Spring Birds at Deer Lake

Walk with George to discover the activity of our feathered friends in and around the lake at this very birdy time of year. Whether on the water, or in the woods and in the fields, we will find a mix of species: our year-round residents, birds just moving through to points north, and summer visitors here for the breeding season. From herons to hawks, and from woodpeckers to warblers, there’s lots to see and lots to hear.

Century Gardens

Learn about the new rhododendrons and trees in the park and why we are rejuvenating this garden

Discover the Heronry

12:30pm & 2:00pm
Join George for an up close and personal view of the Deer Lake Heronry. A short walk from Shadbolt, and with all the action to view at the nesting location, makes this a perfect family session. The birds are large, easy to watch, and very impressive as they go about their nest building, egg laying, and the raising of their young.

Century Gardens

Learn about the new and colourful landscape around our ponds and how these plants could be used in your own yard.

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