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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

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.

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Bloom Calendar

Fall

Monday, September 23 2019 - Saturday, December 21 2019

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

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Spring

Thursday, 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…

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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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Courses

Herbs for Digestion

Thursday, 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 OUT

Saturday, 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.


 

Conifer ID Walk

Saturday, March 21 12.00pm - 2.00pm

Due to COVID-19 this class has been cancelled.

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Veggies on Your Patio - SOLD OUT

Sunday, 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.


 

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Forest Therapy Walk

Saturday, March 28

Due to COVID-19 this class has been cancelled.

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

Permaculture Garden Design

Saturday, March 28

Due to COVID-19 this class has been cancelled.

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

Medicinal Plant Walk

Sunday, March 29

Due to COVID-19 this class has been cancelled.

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

 

Beekeeping for Beginners

Sunday, March 29 - Sunday, April 5

Due to COVID-19 this class has been cancelled.

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

 

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!