Contact Us

VanDusen Botanical Garden
5151 Oak Street, Vancouver

Administration Building
5251 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6M 4H1

24-Hour Information Line: 604-257-8335
Plant Information Line: 604-257-8662

Bloedel Conservatory
Off West 33rd Avenue, east of Cambie St., atop Queen Elizabeth Park
Phone: 604-257-8584

 *Scroll down for our full directory.*

Visitor Centre

5151 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6M 4H1


Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association (VBGA)

Since VanDusen Botanical Garden opened to the public in 1975, the VBGA has offered educational programs and tours to connect people to plants. Our Mission is to inspire understanding of the vital importance of plants to all life through the excellence of our botanical collections, programs and practices. Scroll down for The VBGA directory.

VBGA Executive Director’s Office

Stephen Shapiro, Executive Director | 604-257-8625

Lee Laxton, Executive Assistant to the Executive Director and Board


David Tsang, Director of Finance | 604-257-8673


Gillian Drake, Education Director | 604-257-8669

Tania Clarke, Adult Education Coordinator | 604-718-5898*

Stephanie Korolyk, Community Outreach Coordinator | 778-939-3739

Devon Deckant, Field Trip Coordinator | 604-257-8423

Chantal Martin, Youth Programs Manager (Day Camps) | 604-257-8443

*For the Vancouver Master Gardener program, please visit their website. The Master Gardener program is not managed by the VBGA.

Fundraising & Development

Josh Coward, Director of Development | 604-257-8190

Maureen Kelly, Development Assistant | 604-257-8677


Marina Princz, Librarian | 604-257-8668


Heidi Jakop, Volunteer Engagement Director | 604-257-8674

Vancouver Park Board Staff List

Garden Director: Guy Pottinger | 604-257-8660

Business Team Lead: Ema Tanaka | 604-718-6218

Facility and Wedding Rentals: Jennifer Cooper / Maria Di Antonio | 604-257-6915

Garden Superintendent: James Warkentin

Curator of Collections: Cynthia Sayre | 604-257-8659

Plant Documentation Technician: Samantha Sivertz | 604-257-8667

Media and Public Relations (Vancouver Park Board): Emily Schultz, Marketing Coordinator | 604-257-8401

Special Events: Tracee Jung | 604-257-8663 or Sinfor Wong604-718-6217

Not sure who to contact? For general inquires:

VanDusen Administration | 604-257-8666 | FAX 604-257-8679