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Fall

Tuesday, September 22 - Monday, December 21

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

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Winter

Monday, December 21 - Friday, March 19 2021

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

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Spring

Saturday, March 20 2021 - Sunday, June 20 2021

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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Courses

Local Plants and Pollinators (ONLINE)

Thursday, September 24 5.30pm - 7.00pm

Herbalist and educator Lori Snyder will introduce you to the bees, butterflies, and other bugs that can be found in your own backyard and share her knowledge of native plants of the Pacific Northwest region. Become a caretaker of the Earth, and learn which plants you can add to your garden to support pollinators and their ecology.

Forest Therapy Walk (Audio-Guided)

Sunday, September 27 4:00pm-5:30pm

Connect to the self, your senses, and nature in this audio-guided Forest Therapy Walk with Ken Ouendag. Calm the mind and experience the health benefits of Forest Bathing – a restorative and mindful practice inspired by the Japanese tradition of Shinrin-Yoku.

Introduction to Birding (ONLINE)

Saturday, October 3 10:00am-11:30am

VanDusen birding guide Jeremy Gordon is bringing this seasonal favourite to beginning birders online. Learn how to identify birds, find out hot spots in Vancouver, and start building your toolkit to become a birder!

Autumn Garden Design (ONLINE)

Thursday, October 8 5:30pm-7:00pm

Join Janis Matson in this online Autumn Garden Design class, with a focus on designing your garden for the changing season. Learn about plant colour, texture, shapes, form, seasonal changes, movement, and views. From foliage colours, to flowers and fruit, the fall is a fabulous time to enjoy the garden.

Botanical Watercolour Series (ONLINE)

Thursday, October 15 - Thursday, October 29 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Join Susan Pearson for a 3-week series on botanical watercolour. Each week you will focus on a single botanical specimen, and channel all your colours into the stem, leaves and flowers. With finer brushes, you can bring intricate reference materials to this workshop in order to create a realistic painting. Use your creativity to choose colours, while maintaining discipline in your portrayal of botanical pieces.