VBGA Volunteers: COVID-19Monday, March 16 - Sunday, May 31
The City of Vancouver has closed both VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory, including all programming. Volunteer shifts, team meetings, socials, and all other volunteer access to the Garden and Conservatory are closed and we will continue to update you as the situation changes.Learn More
Easter EggspeditionFriday, April 10 - Sunday, April 12
UPDATE: The VanDusen Easter Eggspedition has been cancelled as directed by the Provincial Health Officer for any events over 250 people. The health and safety of our visitors is of the utmost importance to us.Learn More
CANCELLED: VanDusen Plant SaleSunday, April 26
It is with considerable sadness but with personal health and safety in mind that the Plant Sale Committee is confirming the VBGA VanDusen Plant Sale is cancelled for 2020.Learn More
SpringThursday, March 19 - Saturday, June 20
In spring the Garden is bursting with cheerful rhododendrons, stunning magnolias, delicate cherry blossoms and bloom-full camellias – to mention a few…Learn More
Brain and Body Workout for Boomers and BeyondTuesday, March 31 - Tuesday, June 9
Due to COVID-19 this class has been cancelled.
Keep an eye out for Adult Education programs coming online soon!
Botanical Illustration: Level 1Wednesday, April 22 - Wednesday, June 10 10.00am - 1.00pm
VBGA Members: $247.50 | Non Members: $275
Learn how to draw plants from an aesthetic and botanical perspective while improving your observation and artistic skills. This eight-session course is ideal for anyone wishing to approach a beginner level of botanical drawing. Students will be given step-by-step instructions on how to progress through botanical drawing projects using graphite pencils. Katharine guides students through contour and gesture drawing exercises, followed by longer studies using line and tonal drawing techniques. A supply list can be provided upon request following registration. Limited folding chairs are available onsite for drawing outdoors when weather permits.
Instructor: Katharine Dickinson.
Watercolour MeetupsThursday, April 30 - Thursday, June 11 10.00am - 12:30pm
VBGA Members: $180 | Non Members: $200
Bring your paint, questions, and ongoing projects to our weekly series of meetups hosted by instructor Susan Pearson. Susan will offer group demonstrations for techniques each week, and provide individual assistance during this casual and social approach to learning. Make new friends, or catch up with old ones while you paint the morning away. Fresh seasonal plant material from the garden will be provided for inspiration, or you may bring your own. Some watercolour painting experience required. Single class or full series registration available to suit your schedule.
Instructor: Susan Pearson.