Adult Education

Online Courses now offered on our NEW Portal to Nature!

VanDusen Botanical Garden is dedicated to increasing the awareness and appreciation of the Plant Kingdom through public education and training in botany, horticulture, ecology, garden design and related fields. Want to keep up to date on our programs? Sign up for our monthly Education Updates.

VBGA Members receive 10% off the non-member fee for any Education programs! If you register online, enter the promo code MEMBER at checkout. All memberships are checked for validity. Join or renew>>

Are you a K-12 teacher? You may be eligible for free Botany or Gardening classes. Sponsored by the Vancouver Master Gardeners. Inquire at 604-718-5898.

Master Gardener Program

For information about the Vancouver Master Gardener program, please visit their website. The Master Gardener program is not managed by the VBGA.

  • +Course Offerings

    Online Courses now offered on our NEW Portal to Nature!


    Local Plants & Pollinators with Lori Snyder   
    Botanical Illustration with Katharine Dickinson   
    Forest Therapy with Ken Ouendag   
    Vertical Gardening with Yael Stav   
    Watercolour with Susan Pearson   
  • +How to Register

    Advance registration is required for all classes and should be done as soon as possible to secure your place.

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    For queries email jgellman@vandusen.org or call: 604-718-5898 

  • +Fitness & Yoga MultiPasses

    MultiPasses can be used for any fitness and yoga classes and expire one year after the first class use. Want to try before you buy? Your first class is FREE!

    MultiPass x 6: Member: $90 / Non-member: $100

    MultiPass x 12 (best value!): Member: $162 / Non-member: $180

    Don’t want a pass? Single drop-in fees: Member: $18 / Non-member: $20

    MultiPasses can be purchased online or by phone. Use your pass to register for classes in advance online, or call 604-718-5898.

  • +Meet our Instructors

    Learn more about our Adult Education instructors here.

  • +Membership Saves

    VBGA Members save money on Education Programs! If you plan on taking courses and visiting the garden regularly, consider joining today and support the Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring understanding of the vital importance of plants to all life through the excellence of our botanical collections, programs and practices.

  • +Free courses for K-12 teachers

    If you are a K – Grade 12 teacher, you may be eligible for free Botany, Ecology or Gardening classes to aid in your classroom teaching or development of a school garden. Have a look at our course offerings under Adult Education – Botany & Ecology or Gardening & Design, then please complete this Request Form, and send to hmoran@vandusen.org, or call 778-939-3739 to register.

    Sponsored by the Vancouver Master Gardeners.

  • +Cancellation / Refund Policy

    Please notify us of your cancellation in writing to jgellman@vandusen.org or call 604-718-5898 during office hours (Mon- Fri, 9.00am – 3.00 pm)

    Two weeks notice: receive a refund, less a $15 administration fee.

    One week notice: no refunds, but will receive a credit towards a future course, less a $10 administration fee.

    Less than one week: no refunds or credit will be given.

    Transferring to another course is subject to a $10 administration fee.