Salsbury Garden Fund
The goals of the Salsbury Garden Fund are to provide support to groups helping children and youth in need in East Vancouver --- particularly to promote food security, a love of books and reading, of nature, of animals, and of music. As well, the Fund will encourage Britannia Secondary students to go to college/university.
Salsbury Garden was, for many years, a secluded and much-loved garden sanctuary on the southwest corner of Napier & Salsbury in Grandview. It featured two 1907 BC Mills pre-fab cottages, a forest of old butternut, cypress, cedar, and mountain ash trees, a little cob house, picnic tables, and a vegetable garden. Before it was Salsbury Garden, from 1917-1957, it was the rose garden of the dentist, Arthur W. Greenius, and his wife Minnie, who lived beside it. Neighbours and activists tried but failed to protect Salsbury Garden from the pressures of development. The memory of this special place lives on.