Trees for Life

The VBGA Trees for Life fundraising program pays tribute to and honours the wishes of these founding donors to have these preserved as botanical gardens.

Each of these landmarks are made possible through substantial donations made by influential business magnates who shaped BC’s economy: Both were fortified by community support and all were committed to the botanical nature of these projects.

As a result of their vision, VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory are iconic Vancouver landmarks made possible through philanthropy and community support.

Your support of the VBGA allows us to provide programs, services and experiences important for our society today and into the future.

Donated funds support: environment education programs; volunteer services such as guided tours; funding the gardens’ collection; supporting our botanical library; and environmental education research.

When you make a donation you know each dollar goes a very long way. You will also receive a charitable tax receipt and other benefits. To learn more about Trees for Life Giving Circles and Benefits.

Donate online today!

  • +Adopt-a-Tree Program

    VanDusen Botanical Garden has many trees available for adoption. The VBGA’s Adopt-a-Tree program provides an opportunity for you for form a personal relationship with a tree that has a ‘special’ meaning for your in the Garden. Trees may be adopted to remember a loved one or celebrate a significant event. With a donation of $3,000, you can adopt a tree for 10 years. Download our brochure

  • +Legacy giving program

    You can make a lasting gift to the VBGA that will benefit those who follow in perpetuity through a gift in your estate place naming the VBGA as a beneficiary. The most common being a charitable gift through a bequest in your will. Please contact Josh Coward in the Development Department to discuss at jcoward@vandusen.org or  604 257-8190.

  • +Tribute Giving Program

    Making a gift in honour of or in memory of a loved one is a meaningful donation that honours someone special and makes a difference in keeping our programs running and keeping the garden beautiful.

  • +Donation by Mail or Phone

    Donate online today!

    To make a gift over the phone call: 604 257 8677.

    To make a gift by mail please send a cheque and completed donor form to: VBGA

    Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association, 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver BC V6M 4H1

    Your donation of any amount is appreciated. To donate  complete the donor form.

    Questions? Email jcoward@vandusen.org

    Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association Charitable Registration Number 11928 1301 RR0001

  • +Privacy Policy & Contact info

    VBGA Privacy Policy 
    The Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association does not sell or lend its member or donor information. If you would like to change the way you receive information from the VBGA, please contact us by e-mail at
    or telephone 604-257-8190.

    Please email the Development office with any Development inquiries. We look forward to hearing from you!

    If you have any other questions or require more information call 604 257-8190, or email us.

    Canadian Charitable Tax Number: 11928 1301 RR0001

  • +Gift in Memory

    Celebrate the life of a loved one by making a donation in their memory. We can acknowledge your gift with an e-card or letter to the family.

  • +Celebrations and Tributes

    Make a donation to celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday or wedding, or pay tribute to someone on their special day.