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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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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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Saturday, March 20 2021 - Sunday, June 20 2021

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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Introduction to Birding (ONLINE)

Saturday, October 3 10:00am-11:30am

VanDusen birding guide Jeremy Gordon is bringing this seasonal favourite to beginning birders online. Learn how to identify birds, find out hot spots in Vancouver, and start building your toolkit to become a birder!

Autumn Garden Design (ONLINE)

Thursday, October 8 5:30pm-7:00pm

Join Janis Matson in this online Autumn Garden Design class, with a focus on designing your garden for the changing season. Learn about plant colour, texture, shapes, form, seasonal changes, movement, and views. From foliage colours, to flowers and fruit, the fall is a fabulous time to enjoy the garden.

Botanical Watercolour Series (ONLINE)

Thursday, October 15 - Thursday, October 29 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Join Susan Pearson for a 3-week series on botanical watercolour. Each week you will focus on a single botanical specimen, and channel all your colours into the stem, leaves and flowers. With finer brushes, you can bring intricate reference materials to this workshop in order to create a realistic painting. Use your creativity to choose colours, while maintaining discipline in your portrayal of botanical pieces.