Fall Adult Education at VanDusen

Friday, September 1 - Sunday, December 31

The leaves are changing, the air is crisp, and nature is putting on a spectacular show – it’s the perfect time to explore the great outdoors and deepen your connection with the natural world.

Our Fall Adult Education Nature Classes are back, and we invite you to embark on an enriching journey of discovery and learning this autumn.

Why choose our Fall Adult Education Gardening Classes?
✔️Experienced Instructors
✔️Hands-On Learning

Browse our fall course offerings here!
🍁Discounted rates available for VBGA Members.

Discover our Online Courses!

Wednesday, October 18 - Tuesday, March 19 2024

Access the wonder of the natural world no matter where you are!

Did you know, we provide high-quality online education classes, helping nature lovers like you connect with the great outdoors from the comfort of your own home.

Why choose our Online Nature Classes?

✔️Expert Instructors
✔️Interactive Learning
✔️Wide Range of Topics

🍁Discounted rates available for VBGA Members.

Festival of Lights

Friday, November 24 - Sunday, January 7 2024

Book your entry time online!

Step into a botanical wonderland this holiday season at VanDusen Festival of Lights. Get in the holiday spirit with the infamous Dancing Lights, explore themed light areas, and savour tasty treats from a variety of food vendors.

On Tuesday, November 28, we welcome neurodiverse individuals, their families, and caretakers to enjoy Festival of Lights in a comfortable, less crowded environment.

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Medicine Wheel Ceremony

Sunday, December 17 12.00pm - 3.00pm

Winter Solstice Medicine Wheel Ceremony

People from varying backgrounds and spiritual traditions are invited to join elders Phil Mechuskosis L’Hirondelle and Gisele L’Hirondelle from ‘All My Relations Teachings’ to celebrate the Winter Solstice and to usher in the new season.

The Medicine Wheel is a symbol of holistic teachings based on the cycles of nature. Drumming and prayers are shared at this event.

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2023 Horticulture Shows & Events

Sunday, December 31

2023 Horticulture Shows & Events

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Give the Gift of Year-Round Access to Nature!

Sunday, December 31

🎁 Give the gift of Garden Membership !

A VBGA Membership entitles the holder to year round daily access to VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory, discounts on special events such as Festival of Lights, priority registration access for our summer kids camps and much more!

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Pollinator Days 2023

Wednesday, May 29 2024 - Friday, May 31 2024

A buzz-worthy field trip experience for students to learn about pollinators and the environments that support them.

As flowers bloom around VanDusen, bring your class to explore the special relationships between plants, pollinators, and people. Over three days in June, our facilitators will promote curiosity and stewardship through fun, hands-on activities at stations throughout the Garden.

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