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COVID-19 Program Updates

Friday, March 13 - Sunday, May 31

VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory are currently closed. Read more.

VBGA Summer Camps. Read more.

Adult Ed Classes are cancelled until May 31. Read more.

VBGA Membership. Read more.

VBGA Volunteers. Read more.

 

VBGA Volunteers: COVID-19

Monday, 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.

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Adult Ed Classes: COVID-19

Monday, March 16 - Sunday, May 31

At this time all Adult Education Courses have been cancelled until May 31st.

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VBGA Membership; COVID-19 Updates

Monday, March 16 - Thursday, April 30

Thank you for your support as a member of the Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association.

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Easter Eggspedition

Friday, 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.

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CANCELLED: VanDusen Plant Sale

Sunday, 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.

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Bloom Calendar

Summer

Saturday, June 20 - Tuesday, September 22

Summer in the Garden features vibrant colours and fragrant smells for our visitors to enjoy.

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Fall

Tuesday, September 22 - Monday, December 21

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

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Winter

Monday, December 21 - Friday, March 19 2021

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

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Courses

Introduction to Qigong

Monday, March 30 - Monday, June 15

Due to COVID-19 this class has been cancelled.

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Keep an eye out for Adult Education programs coming online soon!

 

Flow to Slow Yoga

Monday, March 30 - Monday, June 15

Due to COVID-19 this class has been cancelled.

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Keep an eye out for Adult Education programs coming online soon!

 

Brain and Body Workout for Boomers and Beyond

Tuesday, March 31 - Tuesday, June 9

Due to COVID-19 this class has been cancelled.

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Keep an eye out for Adult Education programs coming online soon!

 

Botanical Illustration: Level 1

Wednesday, 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 Meetups

Thursday, 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.