Library Exhibition by Marion-Lea Jamieson

Thursday, January 4 - Tuesday, March 27

Vegetable Kingdom will run until Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

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Saturday, February 3 - Sunday, March 25

Paintings by Jo Scott-B

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Kids Get in Free in March!

Thursday, March 1 - Thursday, March 29

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Medicine Wheel Ceremony

Sunday, March 18 - Sunday, December 23 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

People from varying backgrounds and spiritual traditions are invited to gather to celebrate the beginning of a new season in a beautiful outdoors setting at VanDusen Garden.

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Vancouver Orchid Society Show & Sale

Saturday, March 24 - Sunday, March 25

Join the Vancouver Orchid Society for their Spring Sale.

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Film Shoot

Monday, March 26 - Saturday, April 7 6:45 am - 12 pm

Please note, some areas of the Garden, including the Maze, will be affected or inaccessible due to film shoots from March 26 – 29 and April 5 – 7

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Preschool Storytime: Nature’s Stories for Young Children

Wednesday, March 28 - Wednesday, November 28 10:00 to 10:45 am

Takes place on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 10:00 to 10:45 am and includes reading, action songs and a craft project.

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Bloom Calendar


Wednesday, June 20 - Thursday, September 20

Summer in the Garden features vibrant colours and fragrant smells for our visitors to enjoy.

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Saturday, September 22 - Friday, December 21

Autumn colours are absolutely stunning at the Garden, and there are plenty of blooms still showing.

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Friday, December 21 - Wednesday, March 20 2019

The winter Garden features muted colour palettes, stunning silhouettes and a scattering of colour with winter berries and blooms.

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NEW Spring/Summer Courses!

Wednesday, February 14 - Friday, August 31

Our March – August course semester is now live and open for registration! There are over 70 courses to choose from. Check out all the offerings on our online store>>

New! Herbs for Digestion

Wednesday, March 28 7 - 9 pm

This informative talk on herbal medicines for digestive health will discuss how certain herbal medicines can assist digestion through various actions.

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Brain and Body Workout for Boomers and Beyond

Tuesday, April 3 - Tuesday, June 19 10:30 - 11:30 am

This class, designed by Kinesiologists and Occupational Therapists, is an evidence-based program to improve both physical and brain conditioning.

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Home-grown Microgreens

Wednesday, April 4 6:30 - 9 pm

Join Yael for an interactive session on how to grow your own series of greens at home while taking aesthetics into account.

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Better Balance Workout for Seniors (Fall)

Wednesday, April 4 - Wednesday, June 20 12 - 12:45 pm

This is a gentle class for all levels, focused on balance and mobility for fitness and for preventing falls.

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Gentle Yoga

Wednesday, April 4 - Wednesday, June 6 10:15 - 11:30

Start your day with this gentle yoga practice; relieve tension held in hips, spine and shoulders to deeply relax your body.

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Watercolour Meetups

Thursday, April 5 - Thursday, May 10 10 am - 12:30 pm

Bring your paint, questions, and ongoing projects to our weekly series of meetups hosted by long-time instructor Susan Pearson this spring.

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New! Apple Cider Tincture Making Workshop

Saturday, April 7 10 am - 12 pm

Discover how easily an herbal vinegar infusion can be made at home, while learning what plants are best to harvest and infuse for their beneficial mineral content.

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Design Your Sustainable Property

Sunday, April 8 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learn how to design and create a diverse landscape that yields food, provides habitat, and looks beautiful.

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New! Flow to Slow Yoga

Monday, April 9 - Monday, May 14 10:15 - 11:30 am

Join us for an energizing, relaxing yoga practice.

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Chigiri-e Paper Art: Cherry Blossoms

Thursday, April 12 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Chigiri-e is a Japanese art form using pieces of hand-dyed washi paper to create beautiful and detailed images.

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Small Scale Garden Design for Urban Living

Wednesday, April 18 6:30 - 9 pm

Join Janis for a fun and informative evening with plenty of ideas to spice up your small urban garden and set it up for a successful season.

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Botanical Illustration

Friday, April 20 - Friday, May 25 10 am - 1 pm

Learn how to draw plants from an aesthetic and botanical perspective while improving your observation and artistic skills.

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New! Enhance Your Food with Herbal Powders

Saturday, April 21 1:30 - 4 pm

Discover how to get the nutritional and healing benefits of herbs into your diet with herbal powders – finely milled plant material such as leaves, bark, flowers and berries.

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Planning a Successful Planting Season

Saturday, April 21 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Give plants the best possible start in your garden, and set them up for years of healthy growth.

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New! Emerging Spring Garden Stroll

Saturday, April 21 10 am - 12 pm

Join Egan Davis for a fun and informative walk through the fabulous early spring Garden.

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Introduction to Bird Watching

Sunday, April 22 10 am - 12:30 pm

Long-time birding guide Jeremy Gordon is back with this seasonal favourite!

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Sustainable Composting for Urban Living

Wednesday, April 25 6:30 - 9 pm

Discover the importance and advantages of domestic composting while learning practical applications that you can easily integrate into your daily routine.

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Flower Photography

Saturday, April 28 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

A seasonal favourite, this workshop will cover many technical and aesthetic aspects of flower photography, and greatly increase the satisfaction you derive from your own flower pictures.

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Impressionist Watercolour Workshop for Beginners: Architecture

Sunday, May 6 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

This workshop provides all the supplies you need, along with step-by-step instruction by local artist Jane Saborio.

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Impressionist Watercolour Workshop for Beginners: Flowers

Sunday, May 6 1:30 - 4:30

This workshop provides all the supplies you need, along with step-by-step instruction by local artist Jane Saborio.

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Chigiri-e Paper Art: Mother's Day Bouquet

Thursday, May 10 - Thursday, May 17 1:30 - 4 pm

Chigiri-e is a Japanese art form using pieces of hand-dyed washi paper to create beautiful and detailed images.

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All About Seeds

Saturday, May 12 1:30 - 4 pm

Dig deeper into the tiny world of seeds and explore seed botany.

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Watercolour: Focus on Flowers

Thursday, May 17 - Thursday, May 31 10 am - 12:30 pm

Express the natural beauty of flowers through watercolour.

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Bee ID Walk & Talk

Saturday, May 26 1:00 - 3:30 pm

There are more than 450 species of bees in BC! Walk with renowned bee expert, Brian Campbell, and explore the differences between mason bees, bumblebees, honeybees and more.

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Creative Photography Principles 1

Saturday, May 26 10:30 - 4:30 pm

Enjoy the beautiful setting of the Garden while you hone your photography skills.

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Seaweed Pressing Workshop: Preserving Seasonal Specimens

Sunday, May 27 - Sunday, July 8 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Learn to press and preserve gorgeous seaweeds in a variety of colours, textures and sizes.

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New! Botany and Birds Walk on Bowen

Sunday, May 27 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Explore Bowen Island’s botanical and ornithological diversity around Killarney Lake as you walk through mature secondary growth forest, shoreline and riparian communities, and along the boardwalk covering marsh and swamp.

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Creative Photography Principles 2

Saturday, June 2 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Build upon your understanding of photography principles, such as the effects of speed and lighting, while using traditional techniques such as black & white.

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Drawing Flowers

Saturday, June 2 10 am - 4 pm

Improve your drawing skills and capture a realistic depiction of a flower.

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Effective Photo Composition

Sunday, June 3 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sharpen your natural sense of composition during this in-depth workshop that will aid in creating immediate improvement in your photos.

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