Adult Education

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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 here!

Master Gardener Program

For information about the Vancouver Master Gardener program, click here. The Master Gardener program is not managed by the VBGA.

  • +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 or call: 604-718-5898 

  • +Older Adult Bursaries

    The Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association is pleased to provide bursaries for older adults (+55) in financial need.

    Bursaries are available on a limited basis for all adult education programs, including Speaker Series and guided tours. Please fill out and submit the form that corresponds to your interest. We will get in touch with you to follow up. You can also reach out for more support to or 604-718-5898.


    Guided Tours for Adults: Glimpse of the Garden and Natural Heritage Walk are the two themes offered for 45-minute guided tours for groups of a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 30. Apply for a bursary here and indicate the preferred dates/theme/group size you would like covered under the bursary when you submit the application form.

    Adult Education: You are welcome to choose from our variety of botany, gardening, botanical arts, plants & people & speaker series programming; select your preferences and apply for a bursary here. Confirmation of your enrollment is subject to the availability of spots in the requested program. Browse our upcoming Adult Education offerings 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 adult education courses to aid in your classroom teaching or development of a school garden. Have a look at our course offerings, then please complete this Request Form. You can also reach out for more support to or 604-718-5898.

  • +Cancellation / Refund Policy

    No refunds will be given for online courses. For cancellations with 1 week notice, a credit will be applied to your account. Less than a week’s notice, no credit will be given. No new credit will be issued if cancelled course was purchased using prior credit. Please notify us of your cancellation in writing to

  • +Covid-19 Adaptations

    Masks are no longer mandatory in all indoor public spaces in alignment with updates to the public health orders issued by the Provincial government. You are welcome to keep wearing masks, depending on your level of comfort.