Walk in the Tropics & Family Fun at Bloedel Conservatory

Inside Bloedel Conservatory. Photo: Dana Lynch

Looking for a fun way to warm up during these cold winter days? Why not take a Walk in the Tropics at the Bloedel Conservatory?

Now that the beloved Bloedel Conservatory—the iconic triodetic dome atop Queen Elizabeth Park—has been saved from closure by the VanDusen Botanical Garden, VanDusen is offering two new programs this winter to take advantage of the Conservatory’s balmy, tropical interior.

The first, Walk in the Tropics, is an all-ages series of educational tours of the Conservatory. The tours are designed to acquaint visitors with Bloedel’s rich biodiversity, start on January 18 and cover a range of topics, from “Plant Adaptations” to an “Introduction to the Flora of Bloedel.” To attend a Walk in the Tropics, you must pre-register by calling  604-257-8332. 

The second Bloedel program is actually VanDusen Botanical Garden’s popular HSBC Family Programs; they’ve just moved to the Conservatory for the winter.  The HSBC Family Programs are aimed at families with children between 5 and 11 years old and teach kids about Bloedel’s amazing resident birds and diverse tropical plants. These programs are held January 22, February 19 and March 26, and also require pre-registration. To register, call 604-718-5898.

If you give either a Walk in the Tropics or the VanDusen Botanical Garden’s HSBC Family Programs at the Bloedel Conservatory a try, please come back and comment—I’d love to hear what you think!

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