The Garden Club of Vancouver was founded in 1961. The members, all garden enthusiasts, were interested in volunteering, learning and sharing their knowledge in order to raise awareness and support garden projects through annual and ongoing fundraising endeavors.
In 2021 the Club celebrated its 60th Anniversary. The Garden Club of Vancouver believes that gardens, green space and nature are all vital components of healthy sustainable communities. In recognition of the occasion, its members established The Garden Club of Vancouver’s Legacy Fund with the Vancity Community Foundation. This fund honors the legacy of past members’ six decades of service to the community while building support for the future.
In the past 60 years Club members have shared their interest in gardening, plants and the natural world while working together on annual projects, touring gardens and learning from monthly speakers on a wide variety of garden related topics.
Its members take tremendous pride in the many contributions, large and small the Club has made to worthy projects throughout the community and beyond. Service is in Club members’ DNA and they look forward to being able to respond to new requests for support in the future.
The Club recognizes and thanks those members whose incredible generosity began the fund in 2021.
History of The Garden Club of Vancouver DONATIONS
The Garden Club of Vancouver Legacy Fund, Easter Seals House – Gardens In Bloom
Bloedel Conservatory, Hilman Garden, Vancouver Hospice Society, Powell Place, Vancouver Tree App, UBC Botanical Garden, Vancouver Hospice Garden, The Children’s Foundation, Covenant House – Roof Top Garden, Canuck Place, Honour House
Beautiful Block Competition, YWCA Crabtree Corner, Halifax Public Garden, Up Front Garden Competition, VanDusen Garden Capital Campaign, UBC Botanical Garden Library & Study Suite
Roedde House Garden, David Lam Centre at UBC Botanical Garden, St. Vincent Langara, BC Council of Gardens Scholarship Fund, Canuck Place, UBC Botanical Garden, E. Fry Society Roof Garden, Montreal Ice Storm Tree Planting, Millennium Project at Hastings Park
UBC Botanical Garden Food Garden, VanDusen Meditation Garden, Ronald MacDonald House, Vancouver Park Board Barclay Heritage Square Garden
Planting at Centennial Museum, ornamental trees for Lost Lagoon Bus Loop, Dogwood tree planting Highway 401, VanDusen Gardens Demonstration Garden, Stone Sculpture Symposium, YMCA planting, Hort-Therapy Greenhouse at UBC, VanDusen Water Garden
Planting at the Art Gallery, Rufus Gibb Lodge, Red Cross, Alexandra Neighbourhood House, Children’s Aid Receiving Home, Crab at the Planetarium, Rose Garden at QE Park, Hogarth Residence at SFU, Trees at Centennial Museum