Welcome to

The Garden Club of Vancouver

Our Next Meeting

June 20th Private Tour of Members’ Gardens

Light lunch included, Tour details in the June Bulletin

Calendar of Events


Guided Garden Tour

of VanDusen Gardens

10:30 AM

MAY 16th, 2024

Meet at the Visitor Centre

Regular Garden admission or use Annual Pass

Private Tour

of Member’s Gardens

June 20th, 2024

Light lunch included

Tour details in the June Bulletin

General Meeting

VanDusen Floral Hall, 11 AM

September 26th, 2024

Light Lunch to follow.

Visitors welcome! Anyone wishing to attend a meeting, please email

About the Garden Club of Vancouver

Gardening and Giving 

The Garden Club attracts garden enthusiasts interested in volunteering, learning and sharing gardening knowledge…….


  • The Garden Club of Vancouver is for gardening enthusiasts who are interested in plants, gardening, volunteering, learning, and sharing their gardening and plant knowledge.

  • The Club meets the third Thursday of each month (except July and August) for meetings with special speakers and a light lunch.

  • The Club also plans special garden tours in May and June, Meals on Wheels (MOW) flower arranging, and special events.

  • The Club supports community garden projects with volunteer labour and in some cases, funding.
  • Since its inception in 1961, this volunteer non-profit organization has raised and donated hundreds of thousands of dollars towards the beautification of green spaces around the city and beyond.


Monthly Meetings

Vancouver Garden Club meetings are held the third Thursday of the month from September to April.

In May and June a field trip and/or garden tours are planned.

Christmas Tree at Easter Seals

This committee chooses a theme, designs then creates hand made decorations for the Christmas Tree at Easter Seals House. The tree welcomes visitors and staff with a festive hug during what is often a very difficult time.

Meals on Wheels (MOW)

Since the 1970’s members have met 3 times a year (Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter) at St. Mary’s Church Hall to make up to 220 flower arrangements for Meals on Wheels clients.

Field Trips/Garden Tours

•Dr. Sun Yet Sen Garden,
•Darts Hill
•Iconic Gardens of England

•East Side Garden Tour
•Bird watching at VanDusen

Flower Arranging

During MOW event some talented members create large floral arrangements which are delivered by Club members to 12 non-profit hospice and care facilities around Metro Vancouver.

Volunteer Gardening Projects

Our Club’s volunteers help to maintain four gardens in Vancouver; Easter Seals House, The Vancouver Hospice Garden, Chinatown Foundation’s Bob & Michael’s Place, and Salvation Army’s Kate Booth House

Christmas Serendipity

Serendipity event encompasses the Christmas MOW, a special lunch and fundraiser (sale of home made jams jellies and baking, a raffle and sometimes a small auction)


Giving back to the community is part of the Club’s DNA. Since 1961 the Garden Club of Vancouver has been committed to supporting charitable projects throughout the city and beyond.


Club members also participate in on-going activities such as Meals on Wheels and garden volunteering throughout the year. For a full list please look on the activities page.  



Honouring our Past ~ Building our Future

To honour its 60th Anniversary, in 2021 the Garden Club of Vancouver began the Legacy Fund – a donor advised endowment fund with Vancity.

In 2024 the Legacy Fund made its first distribution of funds and that supported 2 projects; for the roof top garden at 54W Hastings – a Chinatown Community Living Project, and for a garden refresh at Kate Booth House – a Salvation Army home for women escaping domestic violence.

Donors who make a contribution to the fund will receive a full tax receipt, and all contributions are invested with Vancity.
Interest earned from the investments (approx. 4% of the fund’s capital) is available annually to disburse to charitable garden-related projects chosen by the Club’s membership.

Join us at the Garden Club of Vancouver


  • The Club meets every third Thursday of the month from September through to June.
  • General meetings start at 11:00 am and most are held in the Floral Hall at VanDusen Botanical Gardens with the exception of the October meeting, which is held at UBC Botanical Garden.
  • Meetings usually begin with a member’s Show and Tell presentation, followed by a featured speaker. After the meeting members and guests stay for a lunch provided by a rotating list of members. May and June meetings are reserved for Garden Tours.
  • Three times a year, (Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving), the Club meets for Meals on Wheels(MOW) for flower arranging at St. Mary’s Church on 37th. Complimentary coffee, tea and snacks are served.




The Garden Club of Vancouver is now accepting new members.



Interested in Joining?

Please email The Garden Club of Vancouver and let us know!


Contact Us

To contact the Club please email: contact@thegardenclubofvancouver.ca

To contact the Treasurer please email:  treasurer@thegardenclubofvancouver.ca

Board of Directors


President: Megahn McCarthy
Past President: Shane Thornton, Valerie Prodanuk
Vice President(s): Jeannie Bates, Jill Hopkins, Judy Woodward
Treasurer: Valerie Prodanuk
Recording Secretary: Donna Heinrich


Bulletin: Cora Ashburner, Jeannie Bates
Correspondence: Denise Taylor Ellis
Membership: Gail Brown, Janet Plant, Nancy Edmonds
Meals on Wheels: Daphne Spencer
Membership: Janet Plant, Judy Day
New Member Liason: Nancy Edmonds
Programs: Peggy Heath, Lynn Jones
Refreshments: Betty Pottinger, Lynne Margetts
Website: Ellen Collison, Janice Podmore

Special Committee

Garden Club of Vancouver Legacy Fund:  Kathy Mullen, Janice Podmore

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