Virtual Garden Presentation of VanDusen Botanical Garden

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Virtual Visit to VanDusen Botanical Garden with Cynthia Sayre, Curator of Collections

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VanDusen Botanical Garden is a 55-acre oasis in the heart of Vancouver with over 8,000 plant species and varieties from around the world! Spot and photograph local wildlife, find your way through an Elizabethan hedge maze, unwind in a serene setting, dine on the patios of Truffles Cafe or Shaughnessy Restaurant, or browse the garden-themed gift shop. VanDusen has something for everyone to enjoy!

The Garden's LEED Platinum Visitor Centre was named Most Sustainable Building of the Year in 2014. Shaped like an orchid when viewed from above, its organic lines echo the way nature and conservation have been considered at every turn.

The Garden is jointly operated by the City of Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation and the Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association, a charitable non-profit organization. Our two organizations have worked together for more than 40 years under a shared vision of making the Garden cherished locally and renowned internationally.

Guest Speaker: Cynthia Sayre, Curator of Collections at VanDusen Botanical Garden. Having worked at VanDusen for over 16 years, she not only holds a wealth of information about our plant collections she also has exceptional knowledge about the garden and its history.

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Our Vision and Mission

The vision:

“Canadensis is a magical botanic place where visitors can enrich their lives with unique learning experiences that excite and stimulate the senses”.

The mission:

“Canadensis is a beautiful and diverse botanic garden that provides all visitors with educational, interactive and enjoyable experiences in a unique, sustainable environment. The Garden promotes a deeper understanding of our intimate inter-dependence with nature and encourages the commitment and passion necessary to pursue environmentally responsible lifestyles”.

This is accomplished by:

  • Protecting and preserving, for future generations, the diversity, durability and uniqueness of flora that grow in Canadian climates;
  • Showcasing the ongoing innovations and research taking place in horticulture including environmental sustainability and biodiversity;
  • Demonstrating the impact of our evolving climate on plant life and its effect on our lives.

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