5251 Oak Street Vancouver BC V6M 4H1 CA

Start date: Saturday, October 7 2023.


 On Saturday, October 7, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

 VanDusen Guides Classroom

Resource person: learn@vandusen.org

Location: VanDusen Guides Classroom | 5151 Oak St, Vancouver, BC, V6M 4H1


Are you eager to grow your very own bountiful apple harvest? Look no further than our comprehensive class designed to help you choose the ideal apple tree for your needs. This session will cover essential topics such as care, pollination, and grafting techniques, along with fascinating insights into the rich history of remarkable apple varieties. 

Join us for an interactive apple-tasting experience, where you'll have the opportunity to savour a delightful assortment of both familiar and lesser-known apple species. Discover their unique flavours and textures, equipping you with the knowledge to make the perfect apple tree selection. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned gardener, this class promises to leave you inspired and ready to embark on your apple-growing journey! 

Instructor’s Bio   

Laurelle Oldford-Down is a retired Landscape Designer and local apple grower with over 25 years of experience in the industry. Throughout her career, she owned and operated her own design and build company, gaining a reputation for exceptional residential plantings that captivated gardening enthusiasts from White Rock to North Vancouver. Her expertise extends to heritage and connoisseur apples, with a collection of over 100 potted and in-ground varieties rarely found in supermarkets, making her a valued member of the BC Fruit Testers Association. Laurelle's passion for sharing her knowledge led her to instruct the Fruits and Berries section for the VanDusen Master Gardeners in Vancouver. Moreover, she actively contributes to the gardening community through her writings, involvement with the Art's Nursery Home and Garden social media team, and sought-after speaking engagements, being frequently rebooked due to popular demand. 

Online pre-registration is required.  

Photo by Zen Chung.

Available: Available

Price: $36.00 Taxes not included

Notes: Please note that registration will close at 4:00 p.m. PT, one business day before the event. Cancellation policy: No refunds will be given for education courses. A credit will be applied to your account for cancellations with one week's notice. With less than a week's notice, no credit will be given. No new credit will be issued if the cancelled course was purchased using prior credit. Program cancellation by the VBGA due to Public Health Restrictions will result in education program credit equivalent to the value lost. Credits must be used within one year from the date issued. Please notify us of your cancellation in writing to learn@vandusen.org

Prerequisites: Educational programs are available for both members and non-members. In order to register for a class, you first need to open an account with Amilia, our online registration portal. Note that your membership account does NOT give you this access. You must open a separate account in Amilia. Follow this link to create your account: https://www.amilia.com/en/Signup Please save your Amilia account username & password for registration in future classes.

More information: Instructor: Laurelle Oldford-Down

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