Teacher Professional Development

Come learn with us in the Garden! The VBGA is pleased to welcome educators & teachers to our online and in-person Teacher Professional Development workshops at the VanDusen Botanical Garden.

Throughout the academic year we strive to offer engaging educational courses to help develop your gardening and botany skills, deepen your local ecology knowledge, and inspire you to step outside and explore with your students in the great outdoors. Teacher Pro-D is generously subsidized by the Vancouver Master Gardeners.

Find the perfect fit for you and your teaching team.

  • +Free Teacher Open House: September 1st, 10.00am to 12.00pm

    Calling all educators! The VBGA is pleased to invite you to a FREE Teacher Open House day at VanDusen Botanical Garden.

    Join us in the Great Hall & Garden from 10am -12pm on Thursday, September 1st, 2022.

    The VBGA Education Team will highlight the many opportunities we have available to educators in the upcoming academic year, both online and in person. Teacher participants will have a chance to enter to win some amazing prizes, sample our many field trips, and chat with our Education Team!

    Register now!

  • +FREE! The Garden Classroom Series (K-7) 2022 - 2023

    This online 10-part series will support K-7 elementary teachers eager to explore opportunities for teaching across the curriculum in their Westcoast school garden. Each month we will review timely tasks that help keep gardens growing, as well as specific curricular connections, and practical management tips for teaching outdoors.

    Registration is free this year and offered explicitly to a limited number of practicing K-7 school teachers. Made possible through funding from the Vancouver Master Gardeners.

    Register now!