During UBC Botanical Garden’s 100th Anniversary in 2016, the Garden created a new community outreach program to celebrate its history and make its future more accessible to vulnerable children, youth and adults in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.
Poverty is a growing concern in Vancouver and other regions in BC. Living in low-income conditions has a negative impact on children and adults, and research has shown that gardens and access to nature can promote health and wellbeing.
An essential part of the Botanical Garden’s mission is to ensure that the science and beauty of nature is accessible to everyone. The Community Outreach Fund accomplishes this through field trips to the Garden for community groups.
Every gift, no matter the amount, has an impact:
- Just $46 will provide one person with transport, a tour of our Canopy TreeWalk and Food Garden, a long-table lunch, and a fun, hands-on learning session in our new outdoor Taylor Learning Plaza.
- A gift of $1,500 or more will cover the costs for an entire group to visit and enjoy the Garden together.
By supporting the fund, you are doing more than simply covering the cost of a day-long field trip to the Garden: you are helping people learn and heal.
The Botanical Garden is a wonderful site to enjoy the world’s plant treasures, and a place to sow the seeds of a lifelong appreciation of our natural environment. With your support we can bring the transformative power of nature to as many people as possible.
Please make a donation to the UBC Botanical Garden Community Outreach Fund. You will give vulnerable people who might not otherwise have the chance the opportunity to experience the healing power of nature. You will also help ensure more communities in BC have access to, and are ready to help preserve, the natural wonders of our province.