Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, The VanDusen Volunteer Seed Collectors have been collecting, cleaning, packaging and selling seeds at VanDusen Botanical Garden since 1982. Seeds have been available for purchase online since 2002 for growing perennials, annuals, biennials, shrubs, Coastal BC native plants, trees, ferns, vines, rhododendrons and more.
As new harvests ripen from over 650 plant species, the best seeds are collected, cleaned, prepared and stored to ensure the highest viability possible. In keeping with the VanDusen Botanical Gardens Vision and Mission Statement, the seeds collected contribute to conserving plant biodiversity and environmental sustainability. Plants at the Garden are cared for using an Integrated Pest Management system to minimize pesticide use.
Seeds collected from VanDusen Botanical Gardens are available online and at our annual Seedy Saturday event in February. Proceeds from seed sales support education and other projects in the Garden.