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
UPDATE: 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
WinterSaturday, December 21 2019 - Thursday, March 19
The winter Garden features muted colour palettes, stunning silhouettes and a scattering of colour with winter berries and blooms.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
Herbs for DigestionThursday, March 5 6.00pm - 8.30pm
VBGA Members: $31.50 | Non Members: $35
This informative talk will cover how certain herbal medicines can assist digestive health through various actions. Explore the benefits of some common spices and carminative rich herbs, and understand the effects of bitter and demulcent herbs. Participants will sample a digestive tea and demulcent mixture and will take home a small bag of a carminative digestive spice blend.
Course fee includes all supplies.
Instructor: Katolen Yardley.
Forest Therapy Walk - SOLD OUTSaturday, March 14 2.00pm - 4.30pm
VBGA Members: $27 | Non Members: $30
Experience the health benefits of nature as you learn the basics of forest therapy from Vancouver’s first certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide. Inspired by the Japanese tradition of shinrin-yoku (which translates to “forest bathing”), this walk will introduce you to a variety of techniques designed to deepen connections with nature, ourselves, and one another. Participating in this mindfulness-based practice encourages our bodies and minds to slow down, and to disconnect from the stressors of our modern lives. Expect to have some fun, share stories along the way, and enjoy a cup of forest tea at the end of the session.
Instructor: Ken Ouendag.
Veggies on Your Patio - SOLD OUTSunday, March 22 10.00am - 1.00pm
VBGA Members: $36 | Non Members: $40
This seasonal favourite is perfect for urban gardeners who want to get started with growing veggies in containers, but need tips on where to begin. Learn which vegetable varieties are best for patios or balconies, good companion plants, and which containers and soil mixes to choose. Work in groups with Jennifer’s assistance to design the layout of a container to plant at home. Receive a mix of patio-appropriate veggie seeds to get started!
Instructor: Jennifer Lipka.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!