Adult Education

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VanDusen Botanical Garden is dedicated to increasing the awareness and appreciation of the Plant Kingdom through public education and training in botany, horticulture, ecology, garden design and related fields. Want to keep up to date on our programs? Sign up for our monthly Education Updates.

VBGA Members receive 10% off the non-member fee for any Education programs! If you register online, enter the promo code MEMBER at checkout. All memberships are checked for validity. Join or renew>>

Are you a K-12 teacher? You may be eligible for free Botany or Gardening classes. Sponsored by the Vancouver Master Gardeners. Inquire at 604-718-5898.

Master Gardener Program

For information about the Vancouver Master Gardener program, please visit their website. The Master Gardener program is not managed by the VBGA.

  • +Course Offerings

    See our online course offerings here!

    Local Plants & Pollinators with Lori Snyder   
    Botanical Illustration with Katharine Dickinson   
    Forest Therapy with Ken Ouendag   
    Vertical Gardening with Yael Stav   
    Watercolour with Susan Pearson   
  • +How to Register

    Advance registration is required for all classes and should be done as soon as possible to secure your place.

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    For queries email or call: 604-718-5898 

  • +Membership Saves

    VBGA Members save money on Education Programs! If you plan on taking courses and visiting the garden regularly, consider joining today and support the Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring understanding of the vital importance of plants to all life through the excellence of our botanical collections, programs and practices.

  • +Free courses for K-12 teachers

    If you are a K – Grade 12 teacher, you may be eligible for free Botany, Ecology or Gardening classes to aid in your classroom teaching or development of a school garden. Have a look at our course offerings under Adult Education – Botany & Ecology or Gardening & Design, then please complete this Request Form, and send to, or call 778-939-3739 to register.

    Sponsored by the Vancouver Master Gardeners.

  • +Cancellation / Refund Policy

    No refunds will be given for online courses. For cancellations with 1 week notice, a credit will be applied to your account. Less than a week’s notice, no credit will be given. No new credit will be issued if cancelled course was purchased using prior credit. Please notify us of your cancellation in writing to

  • +Covid-19 Adaptations

    Masks are no longer mandatory in all indoor public spaces in alignment with updates to the public health orders issued by the Provincial government. You are welcome to keep wearing masks, depending on your level of comfort.