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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

Intro to Qigong Series

Saturday, November 26 - Saturday, December 10

Join Anita Wong of the YS Traditional Chinese Medicine & Martial Arts College for an introduction to Qigong. Qigong is a meditation in motion, and a simple but effective system to enhance overall health and fitness. This exercise incorporates breathing techniques with body movements and directs energy throughout the meridians. Through this three-session course, you will relax the body and mind, strengthen bones, enhance balance, and improve blood circulation. This series is suited for beginners and experienced students, with easy-to-follow steps and deep relaxation. Class starts with Qigong practice, followed by some Taichi steps to close.

Getting a Head Start on Garden Planning

Friday, January 27 2023 2.00pm - 4.30pm

Get a head start on the 2023 growing season with Jenna Jaski, Co-owner of Victory Gardens. Participants will learn how to plan a garden in terms of deciding what crops to grow, when to plant by seed or start, and how to maximize garden space. We will also discuss crop rotation and garden mapping, with the goal of increasing crop yields and growing success next season. Bring your questions,  for Q&A at the end of the session!

January Speaker Series (Online)

Monday, January 30 2023 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Topic: Flower Power: Experiences in Forensic Botany

Presenter: Rolf Mathewes

Since 1986, Rolf has been involved in criminal investigations, using macroscopic plant remains and microscopic pollen and spores as trace evidence (including an indigenous land claim). His academic background in paleobotany and pollen analysis prepared him for investigations involving the fragmented and small plant parts that often turn up in police investigations.

Rolf Mathewes is a full professor of Biological Sciences at Simon Fraser University, and served as the Associate Dean of Science between 2000 and 2011.