The following announcement, reproduced below, originally appeared on the VanDusen Botanical Garden webpage:
Happy 45th at Bloedel Conservatory!
Bloedel Conservatory is celebrating its 45th Anniversary! Please come join us Saturday, December 6, at Queen Elizabeth Park to celebrate 45 years Bloedel Conservatory has been warming the hearts of Vancouverites and visitors from all over the globe! From its not so humble beginnings to its recent face lift, our little Conservatory has had to overcome big challenges. Learn how this gem came to be on Little Mountain and continues to thrive with the help of its big-hearted supporters.
As a special treat, the Scandinavian Gnomes you know and love will join us in our tropical oasis and delight us with their charming musical tributes and hijinks. Kids will be treated to an aviary makeover by our talented face painters. Take home a souvenir photo and remember to Tweet us. Enjoy the sounds of the tropics from our steel drum band and other special treats!
When: Saturday, December 6, 2014 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ceremony and Cake Cutting at 1 p.m.
- Bird time with Agnes & Shirley
- Docent stations
- Aviary Experts for Q&A
- Botanical Experts for Q&A
- Face painters
- Soul Survivors – Steel Drum Band
- Photo booth – Social Media Outlet
- Gnomes in the tropics
- Membership Information
- Birthday Cake!
It’s all FREE: Free Admission! Free Parking!
Bring your friends! Bring your kids! But please don’t bring your pets. The Gnomes will tell you that’s not very nice, make you sing a song, and you’ll have to stay outside.