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Exhibition: Garden of Earthly Delights

Thursday, September 15 - Friday, December 16

For over a decade, Vancouver’s en plein air group have painted together outdoors in the city’s most beautiful locations from Iona Beach, to Stanley Park, to the Cleveland Dam. Their favourite spot from which to glean inspiration is VanDusen Botanical Garden, beloved for its worldliness, enchantment, colours, textures and forms.

From September 15th to December 16th 2022, their new exhibition ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’, which features paintings of different areas and seasons at VanDusen, will be on display in the Yosef Wosk Library & Resource Centre. Come and view these gorgeous works in oil, watercolour, acrylic and mixed media from artists Susanne Kestner; Elahe Nour Bakhsh; Susan Morson; Riitta Peirone; Toni Ludski; Graham Good; Elizabeth Austin; and Margaret Lawther.

See these artworks at Roberta Mickelson Gallery in the Yosef Wosk Library (in the VanDusen Visitor Centre) 10.00am -3.00pm Monday – Wednesday until December 16.

Harvest Days

Saturday, October 1 - Sunday, October 30

Celebrate the fall season at VanDusen Botanical Garden with Harvest Days! Our veggie garden and maze area will be transformed for fall with fun photo areas, activities and entertainment, tasty treats and more. Visitors of all ages are welcome. Please book a time slot online in advance.

Harvest Days is open all Saturdays and Sundays in October, plus Monday, October 10, and Friday, October 21.

VBGA Members must book a ticket online and present both the ticket and their membership card for scanning upon arrival.

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All-Candidates Forum: Park Board Commissioners

Wednesday, October 12 7.00pm - 9.00pm

We are now at capacity for audience attendees.

On October 12, 2022 from 7.00pm – 9.00pm VBGA is hosting an All Candidates Public Forum for the election of the new Park Board Commissioners.

As VBGA is currently in negotiations with the Vancouver Park Board for our upcoming JOA, the future composition of Park Board is important to us.

*Registration required!

 

 

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Vancouver Mycological Society: Annual Mushroom Show

Sunday, October 23 11.00am - 4.00pm

Vancouver Mycological Society: Annual Mushroom Show

Entrance: $3.00 p/p
Location: Floral Hall & Cedar Room, VanDusen Botanical Garden

For more information contact: info@vanmyco.com

2022 Horticulture Shows & Events

Tuesday, November 1 - Saturday, December 31

2022 Horticulture Shows & Events

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Bloom Calendar

Fall

Wednesday, September 22 2021 - Tuesday, December 21 2021

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

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Summer

Wednesday, June 22 - Thursday, September 22

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

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Winter

Wednesday, December 21 - Monday, March 20 2023

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

 

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Courses

Botanical Illustration: Seasonal Harvest (Online)

Tuesday, November 2 2021 - Tuesday, November 16 2021 10.00am - 12.00pm

Learn how to draw seasonal vegetables from an aesthetic and botanical perspective while improving your observation and artistic skills. This online three-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. Instructor Katharine guides students through contour and gesture drawing exercises, followed by longer studies using line and tonal drawing techniques.

Botanical Illustration Series: Evergreens (In Person)

Wednesday, November 10 2021 - Wednesday, November 24 2021 10.00am - 12.30pm

Learn to draw tree leaves and fruit shapes from an aesthetic and botanical perspective while improving your observation and artistic skills. This in-person three-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.

Wild, Native and Medicinal Plants (Online)

Tuesday, November 23 2021 7.00pm - 8.30pm

Explore the world of plants from a First Nations perspective with Educator and Herbalist Lori Snyder. Understand the importance of native plants for food, medicine, and shelter for all species. Find out how to best use these plants, seasonality and when to harvest, and what can be made with them. Get a deeper understanding and appreciation for the plants around you using the six R’s: responsibility, respect, relationship, relevance, reverence, and reciprocity.

 

How to Support Overwintering Birds in the City (Online)

Tuesday, November 30 2021 6.00pm - 7.30pm

Explore how birds benefit our ecosystems and take a closer look at species that stay in BC year-round. Learn how to help our feathered friends survive colder months and how to create bird-friendly spaces to help them thrive. This online presentation also explores the challenges birds face and the science helping to protect them. Presented by: VBGA and the Vancouver Avian Research Centre (VARC).