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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 for gifts of $20 and over.

  • +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 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.

    For more information contact

  • +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 604-257-8677 or to learn more.

  • +Become a Garden Patron

    Help VanDusen & Bloedel to flourish by becoming a Patron of the Gardens. This newly created membership level includes a charitable donation which will enhance botanical collections, improve education, and ensure the Gardens will thrive for future generations.

    Patrons enjoy all the benefits of membership to the Gardens, along with exclusive access to donor events and recognition opportunities. Enquire at the membership desk or click here to become a Patron today.

    Patron Benefits:

    • A charitable donation that will enhance & conserve the Gardens.
    • All the benefits of your chosen regular membership type.
    • Invitations to special events, inclusion on our donor wall, and updates on how your support is making a difference.
    • Exclusive Patron membership card.
    • Charitable tax receipt (amount dependent on patron level and chosen membership type).
  • +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

    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. Make a gift now.

  • +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. Donate now.

  • +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 favourite 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

    If you are familiar with Canada Helps, you can give with Canada Helps by clicking the button below.

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Canadian Charitable Tax Number: 11928 1301 RR0001