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VanDusen Botanical Garden
5251 Oak Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M4H1
Stage One water restrictions are already in effect in Metro Vancouver. This class explores how to maintain a beautiful garden under low water conditions.
Water is precious, and often very limited in the summer. The class will be primarily outside in the Garden to observe plants and their responses to the climate and horticultural practices in action. Learn how to work with what you’ve got at your site, as well as great plant selections – from roses to herbs.
Price: $42 (VBGA Members save 10%)
About the instructor:
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.