Contact Us

VanDusen Botanical Garden
5151 Oak Street, Vancouver

Administration Building
5251 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6M 4H1

24-Hour Information Line: 604-257-8335
Plant Information Line: 604-257-8662

Bloedel Conservatory
Off West 33rd Avenue, east of Cambie St., atop Queen Elizabeth Park
Phone: 604-257-8584

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Visitor Centre

5151 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6M 4H1


Garden Director

Guy Pottinger | 604-257-8660

Business Team Lead

Ema Tanaka | 604-718-6218

Facility and Wedding Rentals

Jennifer Cooper / Maria Di Antonio

Garden Superintendent

James Warkentin

General Inquiries

Not sure who to contact? For general inquires:

VanDusen Administration | 604-257-8666 | FAX 604-257-8679

Plant Collections & Documentation

Curator of Collections:
Cynthia Sayre | 604-257-8659

Plant Documentation Technician:
Samantha Sivertz | 604-257-8667

Media and Public Relations

Emily Schultz, Marketing Coordinator | 604-257-8401

Special Events Coordinator

Tracee Jung | 604-257-8663


Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association (VBGA)

Since VanDusen Botanical Garden opened to the public in 1975, the VBGA has offered educational programs and tours to connect people to plants. Our Mission is to inspire understanding of the vital importance of plants to all life through the excellence of our botanical collections, programs and practices. Scroll down for The VBGA directory.

VBGA Executive Director’s Office

Stephen Shapiro, Executive Director | 604-257-8625

Lee Laxton, Executive Assistant to the Executive Director and Board


David Tsang, Director of Finance | 604-257-8673


Gillian Drake, Education Director | 604-257-8669

Tania Clarke, Adult Education Coordinator | 604-718-5898

Field Trips | 604-257-8423

Chantal Martin, Youth Programs Coordinator (Day Camps) | 604-257-8443

Fundraising & Development

Maureen Kelly, Development Assistant | 604-257-8677


Marina Princz, Librarian | 604-257-8668


Heidi Jakop, Volunteer Engagement Director | 604-257-8674