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VanDusen Botanical Garden
5251 Oak Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M4H1
Flowers, foliage, berries and bark can all bring colour and visual interest to your garden year-round. Learn how to design with diverse combinations of colours and patterns to add playful and bold features to your garden. Course includes a walk and talk in the Garden.
Price: Non-members $42 (VBGA members save 10%)
About the Instructor: Janis Matson
Janis Matson has brought a plethora of knowledge, education and experience along with contagious enthusiasm to her talks and classes at VanDusen Botanical Garden since 2011. As the owner of Shoreline Landscape Design in Burnaby for over 20 years, she enjoys using her creativity in the challenge of making garden spaces look and feel good.
Janis graduated from BCIT’s Landscape Design and Horticulture Diploma program and then continued her education receiving an Arborist Certificate, Organic Soil Management Certificate, Provincial Instructor’s Diploma and Floral Design Certificate. She has recently become a Red Seal Journeyman in Horticulture.
In addition to teaching at VanDusen Botanical Garden, she is an horticulture instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and a faculty instructor with Burnaby Community Education Horticultural Residential Landscape Technician, Hardscape and Apprenticeship programs.