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Artists for Conservation 2017 Exhibit Grand Opening

Thursday, November 9 7-10 pm

Experience an intimate evening with internationally renowned wildlife and nature artists.  Be the first to see one of the world’s premier nature-inspired art exhibits, while enjoying fine wine, hors d’oevres and live music.

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Artists for Conservation Festival

Friday, November 10 - Monday, November 13 10 am - 4 pm

Featuring a world-class art exhibit, live music, films, guest lectures, live birds of prey, workshops, live painting demos, music and cultural performances. Free admission for most activities. Sponsored in part by the VBGA.

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Film Shoot

Wednesday, November 15 - Friday, November 17 7 pm

Please note, some pathways and areas of the Garden will be affected by a film shoot from November 15th – 17th.

VanDusen Garden Gift Shop Member Only Sale

Wednesday, November 15 - Thursday, November 16 10 am - 7 pm

The annual sale returns. Click below to learn full details.

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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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Dried Flower Arrangers' Sale

Friday, November 24 - Saturday, November 25 10 am - 4 pm

Come by and support this committed, talented team of volunteers as they host their final sale. All items available for purchase!

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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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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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