Trees for Life
VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory exist today due to substantial donations made by W. J. VanDusen and Prentice Bloedel forestry magnates who shaped BC’s economy: both were fortified by community support and all were committed to the botanical nature of these projects.
The Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association Trees for Life fundraising program supports VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory.
Funds support: environmental education programs; volunteer services such as guided tours; funding the gardens’ collection; supporting our botanical library; and environmental education research.
You will receive a charitable tax receipt and donor benefits.
VanDusen Botanical Garden has many trees available for adoption. The VBGA’s Adopt-a-Tree program provides an opportunity for you to form a personal relationship with a tree that has a special meaning for you 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.
In response to COVID-19 and the restrictions placed on Garden access we have developed a new Adopt-a-Tree viewbook that contains profiles for each available tree at VanDusen Botanical Garden. Learn more about our Adopt-a-Tree program.
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+-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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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.
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Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association Charitable Registration 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.
+-Gifts of Securities
A donation of publicly traded securities (stocks, mutual funds, and bonds) can be one of the best ways to give to the VBGA. When you donate securities directly to us, you can eliminate the capital gains tax and you can give more! Not only do we put to use the full value of your gift but we will also issue you a tax receipt for the full market value of the securities.
This is a great way to give more to your favorite charity without increasing the real cost of your giving.
Before making a donation of securities, we recommend you contact us and your financial advisor to discuss your specific situation. VBGA requires a completed Authority to Transfer letter sign by you. This document will be used to inform VBGA’s financial advisors, CIBC Wood Gundy, of the transfer.
- +-Canada Helps
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.
Canadian Charitable Tax Number: 11928 1301 RR0001