Adult Education

VanDusen Botanical Garden is dedicated to increasing the awareness and appreciation of the Plant Kingdom through public education and training in botany, horticulture, ecology, garden design and related fields. Want to keep up to date on our programs? Sign up for our monthly Education Updates.

Download our October 2016 – March 2017 Course Brochure

NEW for fall! Register online for OCTOBER 2016 – MARCH 2017 using our new system.
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OR register online for our SEPTEMBER 2016 courses
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Are you a K-12 teacher? You may be eligible for free Botany or Gardening classes. Sponsored by the Vancouver Master Gardeners. Inquire at 604-718-5898.

  • +Course Offerings
    Photography Education   
    Fruit Tree Education with Richard Hallman   
    Lasagna Gardening with Justin Schneider   
    Fitness at the Garden   
    Yoga in the Garden   
    Watercolour Education with Susan Pearson   
  • +How to Register

    Advance registration is required for all classes and should be done as soon as possible to secure your place.

    Online registration is the fastest way to get into a class.
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    or phone 604.718.5898 during office hours, Tues – Fri 10 am – 4 pm with your credit card ready. If we are unavailable, leave your contact information and we will return your call as soon as possible.

  • +Meet our Instructors

    Learn more about our Adult Education instructors here.

  • +Education Gift Certificates

    Give them the gift of choice! A VanDusen Education certificate can be redeemed for any of our family programs, summer camps, and adult courses in gardening, ecology, photography, painting, yoga and more!

    Purchase a gift certificate online, or pick one up in person at the Visitor Services Desk during Garden hours.

  • +Membership Saves

    VanDusen Members save money on Education Programs! If you plan on taking courses and visiting the garden regularly, consider joining today and support the VanDusen Botanical Garden Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring understanding of the vital importance of plants to all life through the excellence of our botanical collections, programs and practices.

  • +Free courses for K-12 teachers

    If you are a K – Grade 12 teacher, you may be eligible for free Botany or Gardening classes to aid in your classroom teaching or development of a school garden. Have a look at our course offerings under Botany & Ecology or Gardening & Design, then give us a call at 604-718-5898 to register.

    Sponsored by the Vancouver Master Gardeners.

  • +Cancellation / Refund Policy

    Please notify us of your cancellation in writing to schoolprograms@vandusen.org, or call 604-718-5898 during office hours (Tues – Fri, 10 am – 4 pm)

    Two weeks notice: receive a refund, less a $15 administration fee.

    One week notice: no refunds, but will receive a credit towards a future course, less a $10 administration fee.

    Less than one week: no refunds or credit will be given.

    Transferring to another course is subject to a $10 administration fee.