About VanDusen Botanical Garden: A 55-acre oasis in the heart of Vancouver with over 8,000 plant species and varieties from around the world!
The Garden’s multi-award-winning LEED Platinum Visitor Centre was named Most Sustainable Building of the Year in 2014. Shaped like an orchid when viewed from above, its organic lines echo the way nature and conservation have been considered at every turn.
The Garden is jointly operated by the City of Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation and the Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association, a charitable non-profit organization. The two organizations have worked together for more than 40 years under a shared vision of making the Garden cherished locally and renowned internationally. One of the city’s jewels, it is recognized as one of the world’s greatest botanical gardens.
About Cynthia Sayre, Curator of Collections: Having worked at VanDusen for over 16 years, she not only holds a wealth of information about the plant collections she also has exceptional knowledge about the garden and its history. Prepare to be inspired by her presentation!