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Preschool Storytime: Nature’s Stories for Young Children

Wednesday, January 24 - 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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January Bird Walk

Saturday, January 27 10 am

Take a guided tour through VanDusen and learn about the native bird species that make their home in the garden.

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Seedy Saturday

Saturday, February 24 10 am - 4 pm

Join us in the Floral Hall at VanDusen for a fabulous day of meeting seed vendors and rubbing shoulders with like minded people

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February Bird Walk

Saturday, February 24 10 am

Take a guided tour through VanDusen and learn about the native bird species that make their home in the garden.

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Plant Sale Potluck - Donations Needed!

Thursday, March 1

Do you have healthy plants that have expanded beyond your space, or you want to replace? We’ll take care of them! Donations accepted again starting March 1st, 2018

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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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Bloom Calendar

Spring

Tuesday, March 20 - Wednesday, June 20

In spring the Garden is bursting with cheerful rhododendrons, stunning magnolias, delicate cherry blossoms and bloom-full camellias –  to mention a few…

Summer

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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Fall

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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Courses

Brain and Body Workout for Boomers and Beyond (Winter)

Tuesday, January 9 - Tuesday, March 13 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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Better Balance Workout for Seniors (Winter)

Wednesday, January 10 - Wednesday, March 14 12:00 - 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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Yin Yoga & Meditation (Winter)

Monday, January 15 - Monday, February 26 10:15 - 11:30 am

Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga that focuses on stimulating the connective tissues of the body with the intention of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility.

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New! Gentle Yoga (Winter)

Wednesday, January 17 - Wednesday, March 14 10:15 - 11:30 am

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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Painting with Watercolour: Winter

Thursday, January 18 - Thursday, February 15 10 am - 12:30 pm

Express the colours of the season through watercolour.

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New! Drawing Vegetables

Friday, January 19 10 am - 2 pm

This one-day workshop explores how to draw some seasonal vegetables: squash, root veggies, winter greens, and more!

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FULL - Essentials of Landscape Design

Wednesday, January 24 - Wednesday, January 31 6:30 - 9 pm

Spring is just around corner, so it’s time to start thinking about garden design.

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Botanical Illustration (Feb - Mar)

Friday, February 2 - Friday, March 9 10 am - 12:30 pm

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

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Drawing Birds in the Conservatory

Saturday, February 10 10 am - 3 pm

Whether it’s purely for the fun of drawing, or to strengthen observation skills for studying birds, learn how to capture the plain form and some essential features of birds with simple sketches.

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Veggies - What to Grow and When to Sow

Saturday, February 17 10 am - 12:30 pm

For new (or always improving) vegetable gardeners, this course will cover the basics on what are the best veggies to grow in our climate, and how to successfully get started.

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New! Creative Photography: Tropical Textures

Saturday, February 17 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Bring your camera as we hunt for tropical treasures that are waiting to be photographed.

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New! Spiral Herb Gardens: Easy, Efficient and Beautiful!

Wednesday, February 21 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Learn how to set up your own spiral garden as an easy DIY project. The result is compact, accessible, thoughtful and aesthetically pleasing, making it a wonderful centrepiece in your garden.

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School Garden Ecology Workshop

Friday, February 23 10 am - 3 pm

In this teacher Pro-D workshop, learn how to grow an ecologically-friendly school food garden by fostering relationships between soil, plants and animals.

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FULL - Renovation Pruning

Saturday, February 24 10 am - 2 pm

This course with long-time VanDusen gardener, Casey Werfl, takes a seasonal look at pruning, with focus on flowering shrubs, and renovation pruning.

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Fitness and Yoga Multipasses

Wednesday, February 28

Attend classes whenever your schedule allows, without the risk of missing sessions due to illness or holidays. Want to try before you buy? Take your first class for FREE!

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New! Designing for Lawn Replacement

Wednesday, February 28 6:30 - 9 pm

Discover inspiring lawn-less designs and how to implement them in your own garden.

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