A Walk in the Tropics
The New Year signals the start of brand new programs at Bloedel! These get underway in January with a great new educational series called A Walk in the Tropics. Join our knowledgeable instructors to learn about a wide variety of plant related topics.
Plant Adaptations will be the first walk in the new educational series under the dome. What are drip tips? Why do some leaves have holes? How can some plants survive only on air rather than soil? This walk is all about the fascinating adaptations that plants have evolved to survive in extreme tropical environments. Subsequent walks will focus on other intriguing plant stories, growing tropical plants in your own home and natural pest control. Even take part in the annual ladybug release! See below for more information.
HSBC Family Programs for Kids
Also beginning in January are the HSBC Family Programs. These tours are for families with children between the ages of 5 and 11. Starting Saturday, January 22nd, come discover the diversity of plants and birds that call Bloedel home. The whole family can enjoy this program which will include fun and educational activities to enhance the experience for your kids. Stay dry and warm this winter with us, while learning something new! See below for registration info.
A Walk in the Tropics:
Plant Adaptations: Tuesday, January 18, 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon
VanDusen Garden Member: $10 / Non member: $15. Instructor: Egan Davis
Introduction to the Flora of Bloedel: Tuesday March 15, 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. VanDusen Garden Member: $10 / Non member: $15. Instructors: Gillian Drake and Agnes Romses
Interior Plantscaping: Tuesday, April 19, 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Many of the plants in Bloedel Conservatory could thrive in a home environment, given the proper care. Learn how! VanDusen Garden Member: $10 / Non member: $15. Instructor: Alex Downie
Eco-friendly Bug Control: Tuesday, June 21, 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Learn about natural ways to control pests and take part in the annual ladybug release! VanDusen Garden Member: $10 / Non member: $15. Instructor: Agnes Romses
Call 604.257.8332 for automated phone registration. Have your VISA or MasterCard ready.
Mail your completed Registration Form with payment to: VanDusen Botanical Garden, Registrar’s Office, 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6M 4H1.
The Registration Form can be found at: http://www.vandusengarden.org/
In person: Register at the Main Office, Mondays to Fridays from 10 am to 4 pm
HSBC Family Programs for Kids at Bloedel:
Saturdays: January 22, February 19 and March 26.
An adult must accompany child(ren) for the entire program.
Program times: 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon or 1:30 to 3 p.m.
VanDusen Garden Member price: $10/family, Non-members $20/family
Pre-registration required by calling 604-718-5998 or mailing in your Registration form to: to: VanDusen Botanical Garden, Registrar’s Office, 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6M 4H1.