Funded Programs

Your support goes a long way…

Your donation to the Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association will go towards supporting the following programs and services that help connect people with plants and deepen their connection with nature.

  • +Environment​al Education Programs

    Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association offers a range of innovative indoor and outdoor learning experiences for all ages at the Gardens, including classes, tours, field trips, day camps, teacher professional development, and an extensive horticultural library.

    Funds donated to VBGA Environmental Education Programs support:

    • Nature camp bursaries
    •  Program fee waivers for schools ​and community groups
    •  Transportation subsidies for schools ​and community groups
    •  Curriculum development
    •  Horticultural Library collections
    •  Purchase of education technology
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    birds and kids   
    Canada_Warbler_on_Bough  Photo by Emmett Hume 
  • +Environmental Education Research

    A partnership with the Institute for Environmental Learning (based at Simon Fraser University), offers two graduate students fellowships to gain hands-on experience with environmental education programming and research at VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory.

  • +Garden Collections

    Donations made to the Garden Collections Fund help provide funding for plants, trees, birds, and maintaining the botanical nature or VanDusen Botanical Gardens and Bloedel Conservatory.

  • +Volunteer Guides and Docent Services

    Each year thousands of visitors are greeted by friendly volunteer guides and docents at VanDusen Botanical Gardens and Bloedel Conservatory, greatly enhancing visitor experiences.