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Library Exhibition by Marion-Lea Jamieson

Thursday, January 4 - Tuesday, March 27

Vegetable Kingdom will run until Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

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 FIN & FEATHERS

Saturday, February 3 - Sunday, March 25

Paintings by Jo Scott-B

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Film Shoot

Monday, February 26 - Friday, March 2 7 am - 7 pm

Please note, some areas of the Garden will be affected by a film shoot from February 26 – March 2

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Preschool Storytime: Nature’s Stories for Young Children

Wednesday, February 28 - 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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Plant Sale Potluck - Donations Needed!

Thursday, March 1

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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February Bird Walk (postponed due to weather)

Saturday, March 3 10 am

Please note this walk has been rescheduled to take place on March 3.

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Medicine Wheel Ceremony

Sunday, March 18 - Sunday, December 23 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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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…

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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

NEW Spring/Summer Courses!

Wednesday, February 14 - Friday, August 31

Our March – August course semester is now live and open for registration! There are over 70 courses to choose from. Check out all the offerings on our online store>>

Yin Yoga & Meditation (Winter)

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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Brain and Body Workout for Boomers and Beyond (Winter)

Tuesday, February 27 - 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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New! Designing for Lawn Replacement

Wednesday, February 28 6:30 - 9 pm

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

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New! Gentle Yoga (Winter)

Wednesday, February 28 - 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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Better Balance Workout for Seniors (Winter)

Wednesday, February 28 - 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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Fitness and Yoga Multipasses

Wednesday, February 28

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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POSTPONED - Renovation Pruning

Saturday, March 3 10 am - 2 pm

This course has been postponed due to weather and will take place on March 3rd.

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Chigiri-e Paper Art: Spring Fantasy

Thursday, March 8 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Chigiri-e is a Japanese art form using pieces of hand-dyed washi paper to create beautiful and detailed images.

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Demystifying Colour - A Watercolour Workshop

Saturday, March 24 10 am - 3 pm

This workshop is all about colour mixing using watercolour. Seeing colour is something you do every day – but how do you transfer this onto paper?

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Watercolour Meetups

Thursday, April 5 - Thursday, May 10 10 am - 12:30 pm

Bring your paint, questions, and ongoing projects to our weekly series of meetups hosted by long-time instructor Susan Pearson this spring.

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Chigiri-e Paper Art: Cherry Blossoms

Thursday, April 12 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Chigiri-e is a Japanese art form using pieces of hand-dyed washi paper to create beautiful and detailed images.

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Botanical Illustration

Friday, April 20 - Friday, May 25 10 am - 1 pm

Learn how to draw plants from an aesthetic and botanical perspective while improving your observation and artistic skills.

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Flower Photography

Saturday, April 28 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

A seasonal favourite, this workshop will cover many technical and aesthetic aspects of flower photography, and greatly increase the satisfaction you derive from your own flower pictures.

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Impressionist Watercolour Workshop for Beginners: Flowers

Sunday, May 6 1:30 - 4:30

This workshop provides all the supplies you need, along with step-by-step instruction by local artist Jane Saborio.

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Impressionist Watercolour Workshop for Beginners: Architecture

Sunday, May 6 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

This workshop provides all the supplies you need, along with step-by-step instruction by local artist Jane Saborio.

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Chigiri-e Paper Art: Die Winterreise

Thursday, May 10 - Thursday, May 17 1:30 - 4 pm

Chigiri-e is a Japanese art form using pieces of hand-dyed washi paper to create beautiful and detailed images.

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Watercolour: Focus on Flowers

Thursday, May 17 - Thursday, May 31 10 am - 12:30 pm

Express the natural beauty of flowers through watercolour.

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Creative Photography Principles 1

Saturday, May 26 10:30 - 4:30 pm

Enjoy the beautiful setting of the Garden while you hone your photography skills.

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Seaweed Pressing Workshop: Preserving Seasonal Specimens

Sunday, May 27 - Sunday, July 8 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Learn to press and preserve gorgeous seaweeds in a variety of colours, textures and sizes.

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Drawing Flowers

Saturday, June 2 10 am - 4 pm

Improve your drawing skills and capture a realistic depiction of a flower.

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Creative Photography Principles 2

Saturday, June 2 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Build upon your understanding of photography principles, such as the effects of speed and lighting, while using traditional techniques such as black & white.

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Effective Photo Composition

Sunday, June 3 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sharpen your natural sense of composition during this in-depth workshop that will aid in creating immediate improvement in your photos.

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