VanDusen Family Programs are 90 minute guided programs where you and your children (ages 5-11, siblings welcome) can join us for fun and educational activities that can include experiments, citizen science, arts and crafts, and of course, exploring the Garden. Each program has a different theme. This is a great opportunity for the young and young at heart to learn about the wonderful world of plants, and more!

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  • +Upcoming Programs

    Discovery Station: Microgreens

    Sunday, April 17, 2016
    10:30 am – 3:30 pm
    Drop by our Discovery Station beside the Garden entrance anytime on April 17th! These are delicate, young plants that are harvested and eaten while they are tiny and tasty.  Often used by chefs in the finest restaurants, you will learn the tricks to growing and eating these healthy little bursts of flavor at home.  Sample some of these tiny delights and make a “microgreen monster” to plant and take home.

    This activity is free for members or with garden admission, however donations are gratefully accepted.

  • +Cost & Registration

    Click here to register online using PayPal, or call 604-718-5898, Tues – Fri 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. to register over the phone with your credit card ready.

    COST (unless otherwise noted)
    Members: $15/family
    Non-members: $25/family (includes Garden admission)

    Cost covers up to 2 adults and 3 children. No combined families, please.

  • +Education Gift Certificates

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

    To purchase a gift certificate: Call 604-718-5898 (Tues-Fri, 10 am – 4 pm, or come in person to the Visitor Services Desk during Garden hours.