April, 2014
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April, 2014

  • Saturday, April 5

    Alpine Garden Club of BC Spring Show and Sale

    Floral Hall & Cedar Room, Admin Bldg.
    12 - 4 p.m. Free Admission
    Information: Chris Byra 604-793-9247 / cbyra@shaw.ca 

  • Saturday, April 5 - Sunday, April 6

    Sakura Days Japan Fair

    10 am – 5 pm both days. Bring your friends and family to this fun Japanese event celebrating the cultural arts and age old traditions in Japan. Experience the special ritual of the Japanese tea ceremony, enjoy Japanese festival food, sample premium sake, guided Tree Talks and Walks to the cherry trees, and enjoy haiku readings. Experience Japan with hands-on workshops and try your hand at ikebana (flower arranging) calligraphy, origami and other Japanese arts and crafts demonstrations.

    NEW to 2014, the Cherry Rush tent - free photo booth with Canadian props, interactive games and our own VCBF Wish Tree. Performances include classical dance, taiko drumming, the Cherry Blossom Dance, shakuhachi (bamboo flute), martial arts performances, anime, Kid’s Tent and more! SDJF is presented by the Japan Fair Association of Vancouver (JFAV) as part of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival.

    Advance Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.japanfairvancouver.com or in-person from the Admissions Desk of the Visitor Centre.

    Advance Ticket Prices: Adult $10.50, Senior $8.00, Child $5.50, Youth $8.00, Family $25.00, Member Adult $9.00, Member Senior $8.00, Member Family $20.00

    Tickets can be purchased at the Gate on the day of the event.

    Gate Ticket Prices: Adult $12.00, Senior $9.00, Child $6.50, Youth $9.00, Family $28.00, Member Adult $9.00, Member Senior $8.00, Member Family $20.00

  • Thursday, April 10 - Sunday, June 1

    Exhibition and Sale: Poetic Illumination

    Discovery Room and Yosef Wosk Library and Resource Centre, Visitor Centre

    “I always wanted to be an artist, but I never followed through until lately” ~ Sir Anthony Hopkins

    An impulse to create ignites a passion deep within this Vancouver-based artist, Fran Alexander.  By recently reacquainting herself with acrylic painting, she has reinvigorated her inner muse.  Long walks through the breathtaking gardens of VanDusen fuel her passion.  Absorbing realistic details from nature, she captures snapshots of botanical life in each painting. The fragile seasonal beauty of each flower is as unique as a fingerprint.  Magnificent blooms and sprays of colour dance from petal to petal. Fran has recently been awarded Active Status with the Federation of Canadian Artists. Please enjoy her floral, nest, and still life paintings. For more information: http://www.franalexander.com/

    Art Reception – Thursday, April 17th from 3 pm to 5 pm, Discovery Room
    Meet the Artist. Public Welcome.

  • Saturday, April 12 - Sunday, April 13

    Vancouver Dahlia Society Tuber Sale

    Floral Hall, Admin Bldg.
    Saturday: 1 - 4 p.m. Sunday: 1 - 4 p.m. Free Admission
    Information: Tina McNabb 604-572-8981 / themcnabbs@telus.net or
    Norm Sharp 604-589-0463 / sharpz@shaw.ca 

  • Wednesday, April 16

    Adult Education - New! Seasonal Activities for Garden Programs

    Program facilitators and educators will come away from these workshops with a myriad of garden and other nature-related program ideas to put into practice, 6:30 – 9 p.m., Member: $32 / Non-member: $42, Instructor: Shelagh Smith LEARN MORE

  • Saturday, April 19

    6th Annual Great A-Mazing Egg Hunt (SOLD OUT)

    Please note: our Easter Egg Hunt is officially sold out! Thank you for your interest. Hopefully, we'll see you next year.

    Limited Tickets on Sale starting Monday, March 31st, in-person only at the Visitor Centre, Admissions Desk.

    Choose from four different sessions: 9 am – 10 am, 10 am – 11 am, 11 am - Noon, Noon – 1pm.

    Join us on the Great Lawn for activities, games, and bring your basket for a good old fashion egg hunt. Enjoy live music by Razzmajazz and a magic show by Bell E. Button’s the Clown. Fun for children between the ages of 2 to 10 years of age.

    Pre-purchased tickets required. Ticket Prices: Child $7.00, Adult $10.75, Senior $8.00. Member Adult and Member Senior Free with Child ticket purchase. All sales final, no refunds. Rain or Shine.

  • Saturday, April 19

    B.C. Fuchsia and Begonia Society Annual Plant, Bake and Craft Sale

    Floral Hall, Admin Bldg.
    9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free Admission
    Information: Frances Carter 604-591-3262 or 778-846-3261 / fccarter@hotmail.ca 

  • Saturday, April 19

    Pt. Grey Chrysanthemum Association Rooted Cuttings Sale

    Cedar Room, Admin Bldg.
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m. $3 per plant cutting
    Information: Elaine Graham 604-277-6429 

  • Thursday, April 24

    Adult Education - New! Painting Flowers with Watercolour

    Use the delicate art of watercolour painting to capture flowers such as the spectacular magnolias, camelias and rhododendrons growing in the Garden,  Thurs. April 24, May 1, 8, 15 and 22 (5 sessions) 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Member: $155 / Non-member: $170, Instructor: Susan Pearson LEARN MORE

  • Saturday, April 26

    Adult Course - Landscape Design Rules and When to Break Them

    Learn the fundamentals of landscape design and how to unify your garden with your house. Everyone will leave with design ideas for their own garden. 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Member: $62 / Non-member: $72 Instructor: Estelle Bogoch LEARN MORE>>

  • Saturday, April 26

    Bird Walk

    10 a.m. meet in the Visitor Centre Atrium. Join Jeremy Gordon for a guided birding exploration in the Garden. Rain or shine. Free for Members or with Garden admission.

  • Sunday, April 27

    Plant Sale

    10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free admission
    Plants for every garden, from Perennials, Trees and Shrubs to Natives, Vines, Roses, Vegetables and Herbs. 

  • Tuesday, April 29

    Adult Education - New! It’s Proven, Nature is Good for You

    You will learn about recent research and discuss how to put it into practice and easily add more nature to your daily life, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Member: $10 / Non-member: $15,
    Instructor: Shelagh Smith LEARN MORE

  • Wednesday, April 30

    Adult Education - Growing Veggies in Containers

    Learn how to get the most out of your balcony or patio by using vertical space resourcefully, selecting appropriate plants and containers, and more, 6:30 – 9 p.m., Member: $32 / Non-member: $42
    Instructor: Janis Matson LEARN MORE