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Reserve your time to visit!

Wednesday, September 1 - Sunday, October 31

Members wishing to visit VanDusen Botanical Garden can now simply scan their membership card in the Visitor Centre to gain access.

Reserve General Admission tickets to VanDusen Botanical Garden

Member and General Admission tickets must be reserved to enter Bloedel Conservatory

Learn about the Covid-19 safety measures being taken at VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory

 

 

November Speaker Series

Monday, November 22 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Doing the Work of Life:
Nurturing Regenerative Culture in the coFood Collaborative Garden (Online)

Learn how our urban community weaves together ancient and modern wisdom to reimagine thriving and interdependent ecological and social systems, alongside today’s dysfunctional paradigms.

Presenter: Jenny van Enckevort

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Taste of the Garden Series at Shaughnessy Restaurant

Tuesday, November 30

Each week Shaughnessy Restaurant’s Chef Matthew Phillip will be creating dishes utilizing fresh ingredients harvested from VanDusen’s vegetable garden.

A rotating menu with produce, botanicals, and herbs will be highlighted to inspire what local, urban, sustainable cuisine is all about.

 

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Bloom Calendar

Fall

Wednesday, September 22 - Tuesday, December 21

Autumn colours are absolutely stunning at the Garden, and there are plenty of blooms still showing.

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Winter

Tuesday, December 21 - Saturday, March 19 2022

The winter Garden features muted colour palettes, stunning silhouettes and a scattering of colour with winter berries and blooms.

 

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Spring

Sunday, March 20 2022 - Tuesday, June 21 2022

In spring the Garden is bursting with cheerful rhododendrons, stunning magnolias, delicate cherry blossoms and bloom-full camellias –  to mention a few…

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Courses

Veggies for Year-Round Harvest (Online)

Saturday, August 7 11.00am - 1.00pm

The end of summer doesn’t mean the end of your edibles! Join Jennifer Lipka to learn the essentials for continuous harvest this winter and discover some of the best varieties for cooler weather. Look at design ideas for diverse growing spaces and conditions to help you develop a winter plan for your space, and work on some plant combinations to try out at home.

Eco-printing on Paper (Online)

Saturday, August 14 10.00am - 11.30am

Eco-printing is the technique of transferring the colour, shape, and details of plant material onto paper by using heat. With Czarina Lobo’s guidance, we will experiment with different plant materials, learn which are best, make bundles in various ways, and end with stitching a beautiful booklet.

This family-friendly workshop will open up a whole world of creativity, as you can use the same techniques on other fibers.

Intro to Houseplant Care (Online)

Thursday, August 19 6.30pm - 8.30pm

There has never been a better time to get more greenery into your home. Join Alexandria Thompson of Figaro’s Garden to learn the basics of indoor plant care. This class will introduce the top considerations for houseplant success. Learn how to select and care for indoor plants based on your growing conditions, including; light exposure, humidity, soil, and pest control. Alexandria will provide a foundation for identifying general care based on plant families and their characteristics and hands-on demonstrations with her house plants.

Boozy Botanical Blends (Online)

Thursday, August 26 7.00pm - 8.30pm

It’s summer! What better time to broaden your entertaining toolkit with some botanical cocktails?

Creative Cocktail Consulting’s Cole Benoit will discuss botanicals you can grow in your home garden for cocktails and ideas for using and preserving them for optimal flavour. Cole will guide you to create your own sample cocktails at home, made with summer-inspired botanical ingredients; we’ll also discuss home bar basics such as tools and techniques to get started.