NEW! Family Programs

With a variety of programs throughout the year aimed at families looking for hands-on activities and educational experiences at VanDusen Botanical Garden, we’re looking forward to helping you and your children get into nature, together! Suitable for children ages 3 – 6.

January 19: Winter Wonder Walk

Date Time Theme
January 19 10.00am – 11.30am A Sense of Nature Register now!

Join us in the Garden for a ‘Winter Wonder Walk’, a new program aimed at welcoming our littlest Garden visitors and their parents/caregivers to connect with the natural world at VanDusen Botanical Garden.

The theme for our Winter Wonder Walk is; ‘A Sense of Nature’ with a focus on exploring how much richer the natural world is when we practice using all of our senses.

On our easy, guided walk through the Garden we’ll stop and explore the plants and landscape using our different senses: we’ll touch and feel bark and moss, look and listen for birds, uncover the different scents of a sleeping garden, and talk all about our favorite tasting plants!

This is a guided program for children ages 3-6 and their parent/caregivers centered around nature-play and early childhood learning in an outdoor environment. Our educational but easy-going preschool programs will provide opportunities for us to play together and engage in sensory activities that will inspire you to get outside and wonder at the world alongside your child–whether in your backyard, a local park, or a return visit to VanDusen!

* Older siblings can be accommodated, however, the program will be designed for early learners. Please send us a message if you would like to bring along older children, or check out our website for our many garden programs aimed at older ages.

Cost: $8

Register now!