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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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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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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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