Community Partners

We would like to thank the following corporate community partners for their support of the VBGA and its programs. If you are interested in becoming a community partner through a corporate sponsorship, please get in touch with Simon Gee at (604) 257-8677 or sgee@vandusen.org.

Sponsorship Levels

Program Senior Partners ($5,000 – $9,999)

  • EXE Contracting Ltd.

Program Partners ($2,500 – $4,999)

  • Whole Foods Market

Program Junior Partners ($1,000 – $2,499)

  • Faith Wilson Group – Christie’s International Real Estate

Introduction

The Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association (VBGA) is based at VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory with the mission to engage people in the importance of biodiversity to our lives and to foster a lifelong love of plants and gardens.

The thriving Education Department offers a range of innovative indoor and outdoor learning experiences for all ages at the Garden and Bloedel Conservatory including classes, tours, field trips, day camps, teacher professional development, and an extensive horticultural library.

The Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association (VBGA) at a Glance

2018 By The Numbers

Marketing Impressions 2018

  • Visitors to VanDusen: 346,500
  • Website page views: 1,283,000
  • Facebook: 24,900*
  • Instagram: 8,300*
  • Twitter: 3,500*
  • Member news email: 6,800
  • Education news email: 2,200
  • Volunteer Buzz: 600
  • Clippings publications: 3,500^
  • Adult Education booklets: 5,000^

*Social Media numbers as of May 1, 2019
^Publications printed twice yearly

What We Do

Creating a lifelong relationship with the natural world starts with effective place-based learning opportunities. This fosters environmental connections, stewardship, eventually cultivating healthy communities.

Environmental Education helps us develop an awareness and appreciation of biodiversity and allows us to understand and develop solutions to environmental concerns and issues.

Impact of Environmental Education

  • Health:
    Gets students involved outdoors and active with hands-on, real-world learning within the context of their local community.
  • Leadership:
    Cultivates leadership while emphasizing cooperative learning with others, critical thinking and discussion, and a focus on actionable strategies with real-world applications.
  • Sustainability:
    Builds knowledge and skills in students that allows them to address complex environmental issues, as well as take action to keep our natural world healthy.
  • Systems Approach:
    Teaches that everything in the global ecosystem is connected.

Contact

Contact us to learn more about supporting our Education Programs

604 257 8677
fundraising@vandusen.org
5251 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1

VBGA is incorporated under the BC Societies Act and is a registered charity.
Charitable No. 11928 1301 RR0001.


The VBGA would like to acknowledge that VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory are located on the occupied, unceded, shared lands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Sə’lílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.