UBC Botanical Garden has a strong commitment to education and community outreach. Our programs seek to help the community understand issues of biodiversity, sustainability and conservation.
In addition, the Garden provides on-site research and training opportunities to faculty and students.
Your support helps makes these programs possible.
Community Outreach Fund
Poverty is a growing concern within the City of Vancouver and other regions in BC. Low incomes add stresses that decrease the mental and physical health of children and adults, and adversely impact students’ learning and cognition. Gardens and access to nature have been shown to improve and promote health and well-being.
UBC Botanical Garden is seeking funding to develop a fund for Food and Forest Literacy Field Trips for low-income and at-risk children, youth and adults in BC. Each daylong field trip would include a bus to and from the Garden, a tour of our Greenheart TreeWalk and our Food Garden, a long-table lunch and a fun, hands-on learning session in our new outdoor Taylor Learning Plaza. Your contribution will help make these field trips possible.
Training the next generation of talented horticulturists is a key feature of UBC Botanical Garden. Our extensive plant collections and varied garden environments offer tremendous learning opportunities to budding horticulturalists. With your support, the Horticulture Training Program Fund will provide opportunities for students and contribute to vital garden projects.
“From pruning, to the sciences of soils, fertilizing, watering, mulching, and composting, to the environmental impacts of different Horticultural practices, this program covers a broad spectrum of important subjects.” – Horticulture Training Program 2012-13 graduate
“This program equipped me with industry relevant skills and confidence, to start working in the field immediately after completion. Being situated in a botanical garden, it gave us opportunities to work with very different plant material from around the world.” – Horticulture Training Program 2012-13 graduate
Donate now to the Horticulture Training Program Fund
Botanical Garden Donations Fund
A growing garden always needs attention. The Botanical Garden Donations Fund supports general operations in the Garden. Your support helps maintain the grounds and strengthen our research and outreach programs.