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Adult Education at VanDusen

Sunday, October 25 2020 - Monday, January 31

Check out our upcoming Adult Education classes!

This Fall we have a mix of in-person and online classes!

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Visiting the Gardens!

Saturday, January 1 - Thursday, March 31

Starting January 1, 2022, all tickets will be sold on site for both VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory.

Members can simply scan in their membership cards at both VanDusen and Bloedel for entry.

Learn about the Covid-19 safety measures being taken at VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory Proof of vaccination is required for certain facilities, events and programming.

NEW! Capacity Restrictions at Bloedel Conservatory: Learn more!

 

 

Capacity Restrictions at Bloedel Conservatory

Friday, January 21 - Monday, February 28

For the safety and comfort of visitors, capacity at the Conservatory is now limited, and entry will be provided on a first come, first serve basis.

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Spring Break Camps 2022

Monday, March 14 - Friday, March 25

Spring Break Camps at VanDusen Botanical Garden are full-day outdoor camps that allow children to learn about the natural environment through engaging hands-on activities, games, crafts, and experiments!

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Members receive a 10% discount on camps!

Cancelled: 2022 VanDusen Plant Sale

Sunday, April 24

It is with considerable sadness but with personal health and safety in mind that the Plant Sale Committee is confirming the VBGA VanDusen Plant Sale is cancelled for 2022 due primarily to the pandemic and the emergence of the omicron variant.

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Bloom Calendar

Winter

Tuesday, December 21 2021 - Saturday, March 19

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

 

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Spring

Sunday, March 20 - Tuesday, June 21

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

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Summer

Wednesday, June 22 - Thursday, September 22

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

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Courses

Watercolour: Holiday Cards (Online)

Thursday, December 2 2021 10:00am - 12:00pm

Be inspired by winter garden features such as amaryllis, snowberries, poinsettia, holly, and more as we create miniature works of art as greeting cards. Susan Pearson will demonstrate a variety of techniques such as creating patterns, quick and simple impressions, wet on dry and wet into wet, as well as fine detailed realism. Some painting experience is recommended.

Winter Plant ID (Online)

Thursday, December 9 2021 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Botanist Latifa Pelletier-Ahmed joins the VBGA to teach about winter plant identification. You will learn about woody and evergreen perennials that can be found in VanDusen Botanical Garden and around the Lower Mainland. Learn about key winter identification features, including bark, buds, and evergreen leaves. A Garden map will be provided to guide you to find highlighted plants in VanDusen Botanical Garden at your leisure (admission sold separately).

Creative Photography 1 (In-Person)

Sunday, December 12 2021 10:00am - 3:00pm

Enjoy the beautiful setting of the Garden while you hone your photography skills. Melissa H. Clark will discuss the most important principles of what makes a great photograph, such as space, emphasis, rhythm, variety, and more. You will be guided through practical exercises and spend plenty of time in the Garden to practice and explore your creativity. Gain valuable input in a feedback session, and finish class feeling more confident.