Our client, VanDusen Botanical Garden, has brought beauty to the heart of Vancouver, Canada since opening in 1975. We are lucky to work with them and want to tell you a little bit more about the organization in this week’s Client Spotlight.
VanDusen Botanical Garden is 55 acres of a variety of plants, flowers, and breathtaking landscapes. According to VanDusen’s website, the garden boasts a “collection [that] includes 11,500 accessions representing more than 7,300 taxa (plant families) and 255,000 individual plants from around the world.” Some of the collections hail from South Africa, the Himalayas, South America, the Mediterranean, and the Pacific Northwest, just to name a few locations.
The history of the garden dates back to 1910 when the land was owned by “the Canadian Pacific Railway and was leased by the Shaughnessy Golf Club from 1911 until 1960 when the golf club moved to a new location.” In 1966, the VanDusen Botanical Garden Association was created to help the Vancouver Park Board save the land. It was eventually purchased and the garden development began in 1971.
Today the garden is used for education, fundraising, marketing and media relations, volunteer opportunities, The Yosef Wok Library and Resource Centre, and much more. To find out more information about the garden, you can visit its website by clicking here.