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Works by Vicky Earle

Friday, September 15 - Thursday, December 14 hours vary (see description)

Inspired by plant species found at the Bloedel Conservatory, “Duets” is a visual exploration of unique symbiotic relationships unfolding every day in rainforests around the world.

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Preschool Storytime: Nature’s Stories for Young Children

Wednesday, November 22 10:00 - 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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Bird Walk

Saturday, November 25 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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Festival of Lights 2017

Friday, December 1 - Sunday, January 7 2018

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

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Bird Walk

Saturday, December 16 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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Medicine Wheel Ceremony

Sunday, December 17 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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Plant Sale Potluck - Donations Needed!

Thursday, March 1 2018

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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Bloom Calendar

Winter

Thursday, December 21 - Tuesday, March 20 2018

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

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Spring

Tuesday, March 20 2018 - Wednesday, June 20 2018

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 2018 - Thursday, September 20 2018

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

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Courses

Botanical Illustration (Oct-Dec)

Friday, October 27 - Friday, December 1 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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Brain and Body Workout for Boomers and Beyond (Fall)

Tuesday, November 21 - Tuesday, November 28 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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New! Gentle Yoga (Fall)

Wednesday, November 22 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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Better Balance Workout for Seniors (Fall)

Wednesday, November 22 - Wednesday, November 29 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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Holiday Watercolour Cards

Thursday, November 23 10 am - 2 pm

Paint your own unique watercolour greeting cards using poinsettia, holly and berries as your festive still life subjects.

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Festival of Lights Photography Workshop

Wednesday, December 6 3:00 - 8:30 pm

Develop your night time photography skills and have fun playing with light in the sparkling beauty of VanDusen’s Festival of Lights.

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Brain and Body Workout for Boomers and Beyond (Winter)

Tuesday, January 9 2018 - Tuesday, March 13 2018 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 2018 - Wednesday, March 14 2018 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 2018 - Monday, February 26 2018 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 2018 - Wednesday, March 21 2018 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 2018 - Thursday, February 15 2018 10 am - 12:30 pm

Express the colours of the season through watercolour.

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New! Drawing Vegetables

Friday, January 19 2018 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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New! Essentials of Landscape Design

Wednesday, January 24 2018 - Wednesday, January 31 2018 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 2018 - Friday, March 9 2018 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 2018 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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New! Creative Photography: Tropical Textures

Saturday, February 17 2018 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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Veggies - What to Grow and When to Sow

Saturday, February 17 2018 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! Spiral Herb Gardens: Easy, Efficient and Beautiful!

Wednesday, February 21 2018 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 2018 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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Renovation Pruning

Saturday, February 24 2018 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 2018

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 2018 6:30 - 9 pm

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

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