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Reserve your time to visit!

Wednesday, September 1 - Sunday, October 31

Members wishing to visit VanDusen Botanical Garden can now simply scan their membership card in the Visitor Centre to gain access.

Reserve General Admission tickets to VanDusen Botanical Garden

Member and General Admission tickets must be reserved to enter Bloedel Conservatory

Learn about the Covid-19 safety measures being taken at VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory

 

 

November Speaker Series

Monday, November 22 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Doing the Work of Life:
Nurturing Regenerative Culture in the coFood Collaborative Garden (Online)

Learn how our urban community weaves together ancient and modern wisdom to reimagine thriving and interdependent ecological and social systems, alongside today’s dysfunctional paradigms.

Presenter: Jenny van Enckevort

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Taste of the Garden Series at Shaughnessy Restaurant

Tuesday, November 30

Each week Shaughnessy Restaurant’s Chef Matthew Phillip will be creating dishes utilizing fresh ingredients harvested from VanDusen’s vegetable garden.

A rotating menu with produce, botanicals, and herbs will be highlighted to inspire what local, urban, sustainable cuisine is all about.

 

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Bloom Calendar

Fall

Wednesday, September 22 - Tuesday, December 21

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

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Winter

Tuesday, December 21 - Saturday, March 19 2022

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

 

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Spring

Sunday, March 20 2022 - Tuesday, June 21 2022

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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Courses

Designing Bulb Gardens (Online)

Tuesday, September 14 6.30pm - 8.00pm

From cut flowers to containers to permanent garden features, bulbs can add value, detail, and fun to any garden space. In this class, Janis Matson will discuss design concepts as they apply to colour, texture, blooming time, and layering. Which bulbs are considered annuals, perennials, or naturalized in our climate? From the easy to grow to the more exotic, we’ll learn the importance of exposure, soil, and planting depth for a variety of bulbs.

Living Soils; Healthier Gardens (Online)

Thursday, September 16 6.00pm

The class will explore the fascinating world beneath our feet and the intimate relationships between plants and soil. You will learn how to boost your garden’s health by supporting the complex interactions and processes that living soils and compost provide. This class will also guide you on making, managing, and using your compost to amend your garden soil.  Instructor Jo Tobias is a Regenerative Soils & Living Compost Specialist with the primary goal of helping farmers and gardeners alike regenerate the life in their soil.

Botanical Illustration (Online)

Thursday, September 23 - Thursday, October 7 10.00am - 12.00pm

Learn how to draw plants from an aesthetic and botanical perspective while improving your observation and artistic skills. This 3-session course is ideal for anyone wishing to approach botanical drawing from a beginner level in the comfort of their own home. Participants will be given step-by-step instructions on how to progress through botanical drawing projects using graphite pencils. Instructor Katharine Dickinson will guide participants through contour and gesture drawing exercises, followed by longer studies using line and tonal drawing techniques.