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The Garden Club of Vancouver

Community

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. Funds for these projects may be from general revenues or from special fundraising initiatives.

Recently Completed Projects

2020
Easter Seals House Garden Project

Easter Seals House, a house filled with hope, provides a home away from home for those needing to travel to Vancouver for medical treatment and appointments.

In 2020 the Garden Club partnered with Easter Seals to rebuild their garden area and front entry beds to create a welcoming, regenerative and healing space for the residents and staff.

Easter Seal House

2018
Covenant House Roof Top Garden & Nomenclature Project

Covenant House Vancouver serves youth experiencing homelessness. The Garden Club was funded a welcoming and safe space for youth and staff on the top of their residential building on Pender Street. Once the project was complete, volunteers went back to the garden to help identify and label the various plants and trees in the garden.

Covenant House website

On-Going Initiatives

BC Council of Garden Club’s Scholarship Fund

Since 1993 the Club, along with other clubs within BC helped establish and continues to support the BC Council of Garden Club’s Scholarship Fund. This fund assists Canadian students resident in BC further their horticultural training with scholarships and bursaries.

Alderwood Family Development Centre

(formerly known as the Children’s Foundation) since 1987 the club has made sure the children under care receive special Christmas gifts

Donations

For organizations requesting a donation.

Please download, complete  and send this Donation Request form.

DONATION FORM

COMMUNITY

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. Funds for these projects may be from general revenues or from special fundraising initiatives.

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RECENT COMPLETED PROJECTS

2020 EASTER SEALS HOUSE GARDEN PROJECT

Easter Seals House, a house filled with hope, provides a home away from home for those needing to travel to Vancouver for medical treatment and appointments.

In 2020 the Garden Club partnered with Easter Seals to rebuild their garden area and front entry beds to create a welcoming, regenerative and healing space for the residents and staff.

 Easter Seal House website link

2018 COVENANT HOUSE ROOF TOP GARDEN & NOMENCALTURE PROJECT

Covenant House Vancouver serves youth experiencing homelessness. The Garden Club was funded a welcoming and safe space for youth and staff on the top of their residential building on Pender Street. Once the project was complete, volunteers went back to the garden to help identify and label the various plants and trees in the garden.

Covenant House website link

ON-GOING INITIATIVES

Since 1993 the Club, along with other clubs within BC helped establish and continues to support the BC Council of Garden Club’s Scholarship Fund. This fund assists Canadian students resident in BC further their horticultural training with scholarships and bursaries.

Alderwood Family Development Centre (formerly known as the Children’s Foundation) since 1987 the club has made sure the children under care receive special Christmas gifts

For organizations requesting a donation. Please download, complete  and send this Donation Request form.

pdf DONATION FORM

Giving History

Since 1961 the Club has focused on raising funds to support organizations throughout the city and region.

2021    $61,000           Donated by members and the Club to establish the Garden

                                    Club’s Legacy Fund.

   42,325          Member & Club donations to Easter Seal’s House for

                        re-furbishing the garden, playground and outdoor amenities

     1,000          VanDusen Botanical Garden

     1,000          UBC Botanical Gardens

        750          Alderwood Children’s Family Development Centre (in lieu of

                        Christmas Stockings)

        750          BC Council of Garden Clubs Scholarship Fund

2020    $   6,500          Canuck Place for irrigation and fountain upgrades

                        $4,365 Easter Seals House for refurbishing of garden, playground and outdoor amenities

     4,000          Honour House Society for garden improvements

     1,000          VanDusen Botanical Garden for Connecting Youth to Nature

     1,000          UBC Botanical Gardens for the Garry Oak Meadow project

     1,000          Alderwood Family Development Centre (Christmas

                        Stockings)

        750          BC Council of Garden Clubs Scholarship Fund

2019    $   1,000          VanDusen Botanical Garden for Connecting Youth to Nature

     1,000          UBC Botanical Garden for Pollinator Education Materials

        750          BC Council of Garden Clubs Scholarship Fund

2018    $12,200           Alderwood Family Development Centre (Children’s Foundation)

                                    for green space and gazebo

  15,000           Covenant House rooftop Garden & Nomenclature project

                   500           VanDusen Gardens, future Little Mountain education area

       500           UBC Botanical Garden

       500           BC Council of Garden Clubs Scholarship Fund

2017    $ 5,000            Maintenance of Vancouver Hospice Society Hospice Garden

                  500            BC Council of Garden Clubs Scholarship Fund

2016    $    500            BC Council of Garden Clubs Scholarship Fund

2015    $    500            BC Council of Garden Clubs Scholarship Fund Endowment


2014    $15,000           UBC Botanical Garden Centenary Entrance Project

       500           BC Council of Garden Clubs Scholarship Fund

2013    $12,500           Vancouver Women’s Shelter at Powell Place for the new garden

    2,500           UBC Botanical Gardens towards Vancouver Tree App

       500           BC Council of Garden Clubs Scholarship Fund

2012    $  2,500           Hillman Garden at Christ Church Cathedral

    5,000           Vancouver Hospice Society, Hospice Garden


       500           BC Council of Garden Clubs Scholarship Fund

2011    $     250           BC Council of Garden Clubs Scholarship Fund

2010    $  6,000           Vancouver Park Board for 750 hellebores “Vancouver Medallion”

                                    planting at  Prospect Point for the 2010 Winter Olympics


    2,500           Friends of Bloedel Conservatory

       500           BC Council of Garden Clubs Scholarship Fund

2009    $12,500           Environmental Youth Association for the Greenhouse Restoration

                                    Project


       500           BC Council of Garden Clubs Scholarship Fund

2008    $20,000           UBC Botanical Garden towards the renovation of the Library and                                       Study Suite

     500             BC Council of Garden Clubs Scholarship Fund

2007    $   500             BC Council of Garden Clubs Scholarship Fund

2006    $25,000           VanDusen Botanical Garden Capital Campaign

   2,500            Up Front Garden Competition and Reception

   5,000            UBC Botanical Garden towards the Plant Identification Program

     500                         BC Council of Garden Clubs Scholarship Fund

2005    $ 1,000            Grandview Elementary School for the student garden

      500            BC Council of Garden Clubs Scholarship Fund Endowment


2004    $ 1,800            Up Front Garden Competition and Reception

      500            BC Council of Garden Clubs Scholarship Fund

2003    $ 4,000            YWCA Crabtree Corner for a garden in their Outdoor Play Area

    500              BC Council of Gardens Scholarship Fund increased to $500

    250             Halifax Public Garden to help restoration after Hurricane Juan

2002    $  250             Co-sponsorship of the Vancouver Beautiful Block competition

    250              BC Council of Garden Clubs Scholarship Fund

2001    $  250              Co-sponsored with the Park Board, the Vancouver Beautiful Block

                                    competition

    250             BC Council of Garden Clubs Scholarship Fund

2000    $   500             Land Conservancy of BC for the preservation of Victoria’s Abkhazi

                                    Garden

     250            BC Council of Garden Clubs Scholarship Fund

1999    $15,000           Millenium project: Twin Parterres at the main entrance to the

                                    Italian Garden at Hastings Park


     250             BC Council of Garden Clubs Scholarship Fund

1998    $   500             Montreal Tree Planting following the ice storm of 1998

     250             BC Council of Garden Clubs Scholarship Fund

1997    $ 5,000            E Fry Society for a Roof Garden at Columbia House


   5,000            VanDusen Botanical Garden Meditation Garden


      250            BC Council of Garden Clubs Scholarship Fund

1996    $ 5,000            UBC Botanical Garden


     250             BC Council of Garden Clubs Scholarship Fund

1995    $    380            VanDusen Botanical Garden (proceeds from Tacoma Garden Tour)

   5,000            UBC Botanical Garden enhancement

 30,000            Canuck Place Garden

      250            BC Council of Garden Clubs Scholarship Fund

1994
  $ 6,000            Canuck Place

     250             BC Council of Garden Clubs Scholarship Fund

1993    $ 5,000            BC Council of Gardens Scholarship Fund

1992    $ 5,000            St Vincent Langara for replanting in the hospital atrium

1991    $    100            VanDusen Botanical Garden in memory of Mrs. J L Turnbull

1990          300            Roedde House Garden for Bird Bath and Sun Dial


                500            David Lam Centre at the UBC Botanical Garden

1989    $26,000           Vancouver Park Board for development of the Barclay Heritage

                                    Square Garden

1988    $     300           VanDusen Botanical Garden, six memorial trees to honour

                                    deceased Presidents


1987    $  5,000           Vancouver Park Board for development of the Roedde House

                                    Garden


1986    $     250           HSCH UBC Hospital for spring planting

1983    $  6,000           UBC Botanical Garden to re-establish the Food Garden


    6,000           VanDusen Botanical Garden Meditation Garden

    3,000           Ronald MacDonald House for planting shrubs

1979    $ 2,000            VanDusen Botanical Garden for Phase 2 of the Water Garden

1978    $ 5,000            Construction of the Horticulture Therapy Greenhouse at UBC

1977                            BC Housing Management Commission’s People, Plants and \                                            Housing Advisory, judging and prizes

1976    $    150            Pool Grove Fund, UBC 1975

1975    $    500            Stone Sculpture Symposium held in Vancouver


     300             YWCA for planting at their front entrance


     300             Community Music School of Greater Vancouver for planting trees

1973    $ 5,000            VanDusen Botanical Garden to create a Demonstration Garden

   5,000            Vancouver Park Board to create a Mini-Park at Hastings & Burrard


1972                            Donation to the Ethel Buscombe Memorial fund for planting

                                    Dogwood trees at Musqueam Park

$  500             UBC Botanical Garden

1970    $ 3,000            Planting in the grounds at the Centennial Museum

Ornamental trees planted at Lost Lagoon Bus Loop


      500            Planting Dogwood trees and bulbs on Highway 401 median

                        approaching the city limits of Vancouver

1967                            Four hand hewn benches to the Park Board

$ 2,500            Planting a Fragrant Garden for the Children at the Jericho Hill

                        School Donation to crab sculpture, Vancouver Centennial \                                    Museum and the MacMillan Planetarium

      200            Planting trees at the Madge Hogarth Residence at SFU

1965    $    400            Concrete play sculpture of a turtle for the Children’s Fragrant

                                    Garden at Jericho Hill School

    1,500           Vancouver Park Board for a Rose Garden at Queen Elizabeth Park

1964                            Planting at Rufus Gibbs Lodge, Alexandra Neighbourhood

House, Children’s  Aid Receiving Home, Red Cross Lodge, C.A.R.S., Second Mile Club  

1962                            Planting at th

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

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Board of Directors

Executive

President: Valerie Prodanuk
Past President: Shane Thornton
Vice President(s): Jeannie Bates, Megahn McCarthy
Treasurer: Jennifer Bettiol
Secretary: Donna Heinrich

Board

Bulletin: Jeannie Bates, Cathy Mullen
Correspondence: Betty Canning
Membership: Gail Brown, Janet Plant, Nancy Edmonds
Meals on Wheels: Daphne Spencer
Programs: Peggy Heath, Lynn Jones
Refreshments: Betty Pottinger
Website: Janice Podmore, Ellen Collison

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