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Continue your Learning with our Adult Education Courses! 
Explore botany, gardening, art, or wellness through the VBGA’s diverse courses and workshops. Click here to view our brochure, or click course titles to sign up.

Featured Course
How's the Organic Garden Growing?
Saturday July 6 - register here.

Join this interactive course on growing a successful organic garden. You’ll learn the basics of seeds, soil, harvesting, and maintenance. Class includes a tour of VanDusen’s vegetable garden.

A Selection of Upcoming Classes

Thu Jun 20 Chigiri-e Paper Art: Lilies
Sun Jun 23 Acrylic Workshop: Water in the Garden
Thu Jun 27 BC Native Shrub Identification Walk
Thu Jul 4-25 Summer Plein Air Watercolour
Sun Jul 7 Sensory Garden Walk
Wed Jul 10-24 Natural Dyes and Summer Silks
Sun Jul 17 Medicinal Plant Walk
Tue Jul 30 Landscape Photography Workshop

Health & Wellness
New July & August Fitness schedule announced!
Mon Evenings Flow Yoga in the Garden
Tue Mornings Balance and Strength Garden Walks
Wed Evenings (Jul) Gentle Yoga in the Garden
Wed Mornings (Aug) Gentle Yoga in the Garden

View our full list of courses

Summer Camp (Ages 5-7) 
Limited Spaces Still Available!

Due to popular demand, we added 6 more camps for ages 5-7. With themes such as Aquatic Adventures, Eco Sleuths, Naturally Crafty Kids, and Bugs and Beyond, children will experience a blend of science, exploration, games, and crafts, while learning and playing throughout the beauty of the Garden and the Conservatory. Register here.

Camp Bursaries
Camp bursaries for families in financial need are available for all of our camps. Apply here.

Summer Field Trips

Our 45 minute guided programs - Glimpse of the Garden & Natural Heritage Walk - are available all summer. These interactive programs combine guided observation, storytelling and collaborative learning, while allowing for lots of self-guided exploration in the Garden. Register here.
Teacher Open House
August 29, 2019

Mark your calendar for our annual Teacher Open House. Discover the many ways that our living classroom supports the BC curriculum through field trips, teacher Pro-D workshops, organic gardening and ecology courses, and special events. Free, registration required here.

Bird Walks are on Hold for the Summer
Join us again on September 14th!

Visit the Pollen Pals Exhibit

The VBGA Education team is proud to have partnered with the Design Formation Program at Langara College to create the Pollen Pals interactive exhibit, launched at the Pollinator Days Festival and running until July 2 in the Perennial Garden. In this flower-filled setting, visitors can enjoy the hands-on exhibits, surrounded by a diversity of pollinators. July 2-15, look for the exhibit in the Visitor Centre Discovery Room, free to the public to enjoy before the Garden entrance.

Pollinator Days 2019

On June 12-14, the VBGA hosted over 800 students and teachers from all over the Lower Mainland. Students learned about pollinators and the habitats that support them through visiting various facilitated activity stations. A special thank you to our volunteers, UBC teacher candidates and community partners for their support and expertise - Alvéole, Environmental Youth Alliance, UBC Farm, SFU, and Main Street Honey Shoppe.

"I loved it! One of the best field trips I've been on. It connected really well to what we were studying and I loved the variety of the workshops." - Teacher

"Learned a lot about different bees and how pollination actually works, not just the theory." - Grade 3 Parent

Last Chance to see Pamela Fayerman's Exhibit!
The exhibit closes June 26.

June 29 – September 17 features VBGA watercolour instructor, Susan Pearson. All are invited to her opening on Saturday, June 29, 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Refreshments will be served.

Learn more or contact to register.
Join the VBGA Education Team!
We are hiring for a 1-year, Adult Education Coordinator Parental Leave position. Applications accepted on a rolling basis, so apply today! See the Job Posting here.

Get in Touch:

Adult Education: Email or call 604.718.5898
Camps: Email or call 604.257.8443
Field Trips: Email or call 604.257.8423
Community Outreach: Email or call 778.939.3739
Library: Email or call 604.257.8668

Teacher Professional Development: Email or call 604.257.8469
Membership: Email or call 604.257.8675
Development: Email or call 604.257.8677
Volunteering: Email or call 604.257.8469
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