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Preschool Storytime: Nature’s Stories for Young Children

Wednesday, March 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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Imagination, Enfoldment, Infinities Edge

Friday, March 30 - Sunday, April 29

Photographic art by Jack Vainer, Nettie Adams and Vicki Morell.

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Brush with Nature

Saturday, April 14 - Tuesday, June 26

The 4th Annual Vancouver plein air group exhibition of images painted onsite at VanDusen Garden. Official opening on Saturday, April 14th from 2-4 pm.

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BC Fuchsia and Begonia Society - Plant, Bake & Craft Sale

Saturday, April 21 9 am - 3 pm

Check out the BC Fuchsia and Begonia Society’s spring sale.

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Member Mornings

Saturday, April 21 - Saturday, August 11 8 am - 9 am

Member Mornings at VanDusen Garden are back!

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April Bird Walk

Saturday, April 28 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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Vancouver African Violet & Gesneriad Society Show & Sale

Saturday, May 5 1 - 4 pm

Join the Vancouver African Violet & Gesneriad Society for their annual show and sale.

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Bloom Calendar

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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Winter

Friday, December 21 - Wednesday, March 20 2019

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

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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>>

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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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: 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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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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Chigiri-e Paper Art: Mother's Day Bouquet

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 10:00 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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Enlighten Your Photos

Sunday, June 10 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Light eff ects are crucial to good photography

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Watercolour Still-life Workshop

Thursday, June 21 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Practice your watercolour stil-life painting skills and learn how to improve your technique with professional artist and long-time instructor Susan Pearson.

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The Naturalist’s Journal: Botanical Drawing

Saturday, June 23 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Improve your drawing skills for journaling, teaching, or pure enjoyment.

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Acrylic Painting Workshop for Beginners: Floral Arrangement using Acrylic Skins

Sunday, June 24 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

These workshops provide all the supplies you need, along with step-by-step instruction by local artist Jane Saborio.

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Gardening with Native Plants

Thursday, July 19 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

About 2,500 species of plants are native to BC! Many are naturally programmed to withstand rainy winters and dry summers, making them ideal additions to local gardens

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