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Fun events happening at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden in May

Celebrate and learn Chinese traditions at the Classical Chinese Garden.
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Fun events happening at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in May 2022. (File photo)

Vancouver's Classical Chinese Garden offers a serene escape from the city.

The traditional-style gardens are just as fascinating as the garden's history but also hosts a number of fun events that celebrate and educate on Chinese traditions. 

Here are some events you can find at the garden in May!

Eating for the seasons with Kyth + Kyn

This workshop dives in Chinese Medicine food therapy, teaching you how to incorporate Chinese herbs into your diet to optimize your health and focusing on Springtime ingredients. You'll also get to try a recipe using Chinese herbs that can be easily made at home. 

When: May 21 from 11 a.m. to noon

Cost: $15-20

Enchanted Evenings 

This evening event will transform the garden into an interactive event titled "Feels Like Home," complete with Hong Kong street food, live and improvised poetry, and a musical performance at sunset.

When: May 20 from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Cost: $24-35

Art Class

Find your inner artist using acrylic colours in this 90-minute art class. The theme for this month's class is 'Panda and Bamboo'!

When: May 28 from 10-11:30 a.m.

Cost: $40-125

Tea Appreciation Workshop

An intimate workshop where you will learn about tea tasting, aesthetics and tea etiquette while sipping on specially-curated teas. The workshop is led by Lillian Li, an in-house tea artist and senior trainer of the traditional Chinese tea ceremony. 

When: May 29 from noon-1 p.m.

Cost: $15-20