Contact Us

VanDusen Botanical Garden

24-Hour Information Line: 604-257-8335

Plant Information Line: 604-257-8662

VISITOR CENTRE
5151 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6M 4H1

  • Admissions Desk: 604-257-8463
  • Garden Gift Shop: 604-257-8665
  • Guest Services / Information Desk / Guided Tours: 604-257-8162
  • Truffles Fine Foods Catering & Café: 604-267-4966

ADMINISTRATION OFFICE
5251 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6M 4H1

General Inquiries:
vandusenadmin@vancouver.ca | 604-257-8666 | FAX 604-257-8679


Bloedel Conservatory

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

Garden Director

Guy Pottinger | 604-257-8660

VBGA Executive Director’s Office

Shawn Mitchell, Executive Director | 604-257-8625

Lee Laxton, Executive Assistant to the Association Director and Board

Business Team Lead

Ema Tanaka | 604-718-6218

Plant Collections & Documenation

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

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

Facility and Wedding Rentals

Jennifer Cooper / Maria Di Antonio
604-257-6915

Garden Superintendent

James Warkentin

Library

Marina Princz, Librarian | 604-257-8668

Media and Public Relations

Emily Schultz, Marketing Coordinator | 604-257-8401

Special Events Coordinator

Tracee Jung | 604-257-8663

Shaughnessy Restaurant

www.shaughnessyrestaurant.com |  604-261-0011

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.

Accounting

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

Education

Gillian Drake, Education Director | 604-257-8669

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

Natalie Gray, Field Trip Coordinator | 604-257-8423

Day Camps and Children’s programs | 604-718-5898

Fundraising & Development

Gordon White, Development Director | 604-257-8190

Maureen Kelly, Development Assistant | 604-257-8677

Membership

General Membership inquiries | 604-257-8675

Janene Preston, Membership Manager | 604-257-8151

Volunteering

Judy Aird, Volunteer Director | 604-257-8674