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|Organization||Garden Club of Vancouver|
|Geographical Area:||Lower Mainland|
|For Information Contact:||Elizabeth Taylor|
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Typically the Club meets once a month at either VanDussen or UBC Botanical Garden. Contact us by email for more information.
The Garden Club of Vancouver, founded in 1961, saw a need to donate, educate, advocate, and cultivate gardens. It proceeded to find many ways to do this and both civic and private Vancouver gardens have been included. The Club's purpose is to raise money, which in turn is donated to a charity which is involved in some type of garden project. a few of the recipients over the last 6 decades have been the gardens at Canuck Place, the Purdy Pavilion and the Vancouver Hospice. The latter is a good example of a garden project for a charity; the Club purchased the plants, installed the plants, and continues to maintain the garden! Other charities include Meals on Wheels, the Childrens Foundation, the Christmas Tree in the entry to VanDusen Gardens, the entrance to the UBC Botanical Garden, Covenant House, and many more. This group of garden enthusiasts has found a way to pursue their passion for gardens and plants while giving back to their community! Neat, eh?
Wellies and Wine, on June 21, 2018 is this years fundraising event for the The Garden Club of Vancouver. The Club is proud and honoured to have RBC as a sponsor for this event, which includes a late afternoon tour of 4 spectacular gardens on the west side of Vancouver, followed by a light repast at a beautiful estate in the unique Southlands area. After the guests are sufficiently sufficed they are wellied over to the Silent Auction tables displaying a myriad of auction items where they can bid to their heart's delight. This year's proceeds will go to Covenant House, which is further developing it's rooftop garden space with a new gazebo.