Fundraising

Since 1961 the Garden Club of Vancouver has been raising funds and donating to gardens and garden beautification projects in and around Vancouver. 

 Recent Fundraising Projects: November 26th to December 5th 2020, the club held our first Online Christmas Auction In Support of Easter Seals House Garden & Courtyard Project

NATURE FOR NURTURE: A Partnership Between Easter Seals and The Garden Club of Vancouver 

 The restorative value of nature and outdoor space is widely proven. The garden and Courtyard at Easter Seals House is of tremendous value to our guests, many of whom are facing unimaginable health or familial challenges during their stay.  Our vision is to create a volunteer maintained garden that will be an important place of rest and recreation for guests. The garden will become many things to many people. Below is a landscape plan for the proposed garden…

  

The existing Garden Space at Easter Seals House  

2020 – 2021

2021   $16,960 Easter Seals House Garden

2020   $25,365 Easter Seals House Garden

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

2020   $4,000 to Honour House Society for garden improvements

2020   $1,000 The Children’s Foundation

2020   $1,000 VanDusen Botanical Gardens

2020   $1,000 UBC Botanical Gardens

2020   $750 BC Council of Garden Clubs

 

2010 – 2019

2019   $1,000 to UBC Botanical Gardens for the Garry Oak Meadow Project

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

2019    $750 BC Council of Gardens Scholarship

2018    $500 to UBC Botanical Garden for Pollinator Education Materials

2018    $500 to VanDusen for future development of Little Mountain education area

2018    $15,000 to Covenant House towards the renovation of their rooftop garden

2018    $12,205 Covenant House member donations

2018    $15,000 to create a green space and gazebo at the Alderwood Family Development Centre

2018    $500 BC Council of Gardens Scholarship

2017    $5,000 for maintenance of the VHS Hospice Garden

2017    $500 BC Council of Gardens Scholarship

2016    $500 BC Council of Gardens Scholarship

2015    $500 BC Council of Gardens Scholarship

2014    $15,000 to UBC Botanical Garden Centennial entrance project

2014    $500 BC Council of Gardens Scholarship

2013    $2,500 to UBC toward the Vancouver Tree App Project (UBC Botanical Garden)

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

2013    $500 BC Council of Gardens Scholarship

2012    $2,500 to the Hillman Garden at Christ Church Cathedral

2012    $5,000 to the Vancouver Hospice Society

2012    $500 BC Council of Gardens Scholarship

2011    $500 BC Council of Gardens Scholarship

2010    $6,000 to the Vancouver Park Board for 750 Hellebores for ‘Vancouver Medallion’ planting at Prospect Point for the 2010 Winter Olympics

2010     $2,500 to the Friends of the Bloedel Conservatory

2010    $500 BC Council of Gardens Scholarship

 

2000 – 2009

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

2009     $500 BC Council of Gardens Scholarship

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

2008     $500 BC Council of Gardens Scholarship

2007     $500 BC Council of Gardens Scholarship

2006     $25,000 to the VanDusen Garden Capital Campaign

2006     $5,000 to the UBC Botanical Garden

2006     $500 BC Council of Gardens Scholarship

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

2005     $500 BC Council of Gardens Scholarship

2004     $1,800 Co-sponsored with the Vancouver Park Board, the Up Front Garden Competition and Reception

2004     $500 BC Council of Gardens Scholarship

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

2003     Annual contribution to the BC Council of Gardens Scholarship increased to $500

2003     $250 to the Halifax Public Garden to help restoration  after Hurricane Juan

2003     $500 BC Council of Gardens Scholarship

2002     Continued to co-sponsor the Vancouver Beautiful Block Competition

2002     $250 BC Council of Gardens Scholarship

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

2001     $250 BC Council of Gardens Scholarship

2000     $500 to the Land Conservancy of BC for the preservation of the Abkhazi Garden in Victoria

2000     $250 BC Council of Gardens Scholarship

 

1990 – 1999

1999     $15,000 Millenium project: Twin Parterres at the main entrance to the Italian Garden at Hastings Park

1999     $250 BC Council of Gardens Scholarship

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

1998     $250 BC Council of Gardens Scholarship

1997     $5,000 to the Elizabeth Fry Society for a Roof Garden at Columbia House

1997     $5,000 to VanDusen Meditation Garden

1997     $250 BC Council of Gardens Scholarship

1996     $5,000 to UBC Botanical Garden

1996     $250 BC Council of Gardens Scholarship

1995     $380 proceeds from Tacoma Garden Tour donated to VanDusen Gardens

1995     $5,000 towards UBC enhancement

1995     $30,000 towards the garden at Canuck Place

1995     $250 BC Council of Gardens Scholarship

1994     $6,000 towards the garden at Canuck Place

1994     $250 BC Council of Gardens Scholarship

1993      $5,000 to the BC Council of Gardens Scholarship Fund

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

1991      $100 to VanDusen Garden in memory of Mrs. JL Turnbull,  Club Founder

1990      $300 Bird Bath and Sun Dial to the Roedde House Garden

1990      $500 to the David Lam Centre at the UBC Botanical Garden

 

1980 – 1989

1989      $26,000 to the Vancouver Park Board towards development of the Barclay Heritage Square Garden

1988      $300 to VanDusen Garden for six memorial trees to honour deceased Presidents

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

1987       Co-sponsored Vancouver Park Board’s Centennial Ball to mark Stanley Park’s 100th birthday to welcome Lord Derby, Lord Stanley’s grandson

1986      $250 to HSCH UBC Hospital for spring planting

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

1983      $6,000 to VanDusen Meditation Garden

1983      $3,000 to Ronald MacDonald House for planting shrubs

1983      During the Queen’s visit, Club members transformed the Bayshore Inn ballroom into a springtime garden for the Prime Minister’s State Dinner

 

1970 – 1979

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

1978      $5,000 for construction of the Hortitherapy Greenhouse at UBC

1976      $100 BC Housing Management Commission’s People, Plants and Housing Advisory,  judging and prizes

1976      $150 to the Pool Grove Fund, UBC

1975      $500 to the Stone Sculpture Symposium held in Vancouver

1975      $300 to the YWCA for planting at the front entrance

1975      $300 to the Community Music School of Greater Vancouver for planting trees

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

1973      $5,000 to the Vancouver Park Board to create a Mini Park at Hastings and Burrard

1972      $100 Donation to the Ethel Buscombe Memorial Fund for planting Dogwood trees at Musqueam Park

1972      $500 to the UBC Botanical Gardens

1970      $3,000 for planting in the grounds at the Centennial Museum

1970      $300 Ornamental trees planted at Lost Lagoon Bus Loop

1970      $500 for planting Dogwood trees and bulbs on the median of Highway 401 approaching the city limits of Vancouver

 

1961 – 1969 

1967      $400 Four hand hewn benches to the Vancouver Park Board 

1967      $2,500 for planting a Fragrant Garden for the Children at the Jericho Hill School 

1967      $200 Donation to crab sculpture, Vancouver Centennial Museum and the MacMillan Planetarium

1967      $200 for planting trees at the Madge Hogarth Residence at Simon Fraser University  

1965      $400 to Mrs. P A MacDonald for a large concrete play sculpture of a turtle for the Children’s Fragrant Garden at Jericho Hill School 

1965      $1,500 to the Vancouver Park Board for a Rose Garden at Queen Elizabeth Park 

1964      $300 Planting at Rufus Gibbs Lodge, Alexandria Neighbourhood House, Children’s Aid Receiving Home, Red Cross Lodge, C.A.R.S. 

1962      $200 Planting at the entrance to the Vancouver Art Gallery Georgia entrance

 

Ongoing Donations

 

The Garden Club has continued to support the BC Council of Gardens Scholarship Fund with an annual donation since 1971  

Philanthropic Events

2018 Wellies & Wine Garden Party – On behalf of Covenant House – Roof Top Garden Project

Our Wellies & Wine Benefit, was held on a sunny June afternoon in the private garden of the Rowland Family’s Carrington Stables Estate in the Southlands neighbourhood. The day began with our annual garden tour culminating in a volunteer driven lavish garden party with live and silent auctions, raising more than $15,000.  Many thanks to our sponsors, RBC and Concert Properties, and our Master of Ceremonies, Thomas Hobbs, and to our Fundraising Chair, Janice Podmore and her committee for a successful and enjoyable event. 

 

2018 Alderwood Children’s Foundation Green Space

Garden Club Partnership Projects

Alderwood Planting Project

2019 Nomenclature Project Covent House Roof Garden