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Festival of Lights 2017

Friday, December 1 2017 - Sunday, January 7

This annual holiday event runs from December 1, 2017 through to January 7, 2018

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Holiday Heights at Bloedel Conservatory

Friday, December 15 2017 - Sunday, January 7

Warm up inside the tropical dome while enjoying the exotic birds, lush gardens and holiday light display produced by MK Illumination. Lots of things to see and do at a family-friendly price!

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New Library Exhibition by Marion-Lea Jamieson

Thursday, January 4 - Tuesday, March 27

Vegetable Kingdom opens Wednesday January 4th in the Yosef Wosk Library and Resource Centre at VanDusen Gardens.  All are invited to the official opening Saturday, January 6th from 2-4 pm.

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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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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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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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