Give to the Garden

Thank you for supporting UBC Botanical Garden. Your donation directly helps a range of initiatives, from education programs to international research, all aimed at upholding our mission to preserve plant biodiversity in British Columbia and worldwide. Every contribution makes a difference.

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How to give

Donations can be made online, in person at the Garden, or contact Krista Sheppard at or 604.827.4137.

Gifts of Plants to UBC Botanical Garden

In rare instances, UBC Botanical Garden accepts gifts of plants, garden structures and other garden-related materials. However, all gifts must be justifiable in terms of the Garden’s mission and policies as determined by UBC Botanical Garden management.

Curatorial & Funding Criteria
There is limited space in the Garden for new plants and garden structures. There is no general funding allotted for the digging, transportation and re-planting. The Garden gives priority to plants of known wild origin, recorded and documented provenance and (in the case of cultivated plants) known pedigree. Donors must be willing to incur the expenses related to transportation and relocation.

Only those plants and materials that satisfy all of the necessary curatorial criteria and that can be installed at no-cost to the Garden can be considered. If you have a donation that satisfies the aforementioned criteria, please contact Krista Sheppard at 604.827.4137 or

The Garden can accept gifts in many forms. For more information, please visit UBC’s Ways to Give.


Our programs seek to help the community understand issues of biodiversity, sustainability and conservation.

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On-site research opportunities to faculty and students, as well as research and conservation programs.

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Special Projects

Special projects include gathering new plant specimens, improving features and supporting talented students.

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Legacy Giving

A gift to UBC Botanical Garden is a beautiful way to remember and honour someone through legacy giving.

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