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Fonds AM1502 - VanDusen Botanical Garden Association fonds

[...] Buddha 1935, Chiang Dai Chien, Omei Shan Using a rotary tiller on the soil Trimming a hedge Backhoe digging soil and depositing it into Park Board truck Sign: "We're renovating" Arranging young plants  in a bed before planting Shovelling soil View of unidentified mountain Tree on a mountain, backlit with sunlight Abeliophyllum distichum Abeliophyllum distichum Abies lasiocarpa Abronia latifoila Abronia latifolia Abronia latifolia Abutilon hybridum Abutilon hybridum Allium schoenoprasum Alma VanDusen Garden : [untitled] Alma VanDusen Garden : [untitled] Alma VanDusen Garden : [untitled] Alma VanDusen Garden : Alyssum argentea Alma VanDusen Garden : beach scene Alma VanDusen Garden : Beach- [Diaulbius alwoodin], Armeria maritimun Alma VanDusen Garden : beaver logs Alma VanDusen Garden : Calceolaria [fribrigraina] lychnis chalcedonica Alma VanDusen Garden : Meadow effect Alma VanDusen Garden : pond Alma VanDusen Garden : Rudbeckia Alpine and Montane : coast mountains Alpine and Montane : Hurricane Ridge- view from ridge to west Alpine and Montane : Lions Alpine and Montane : sub-alpine meadow, Hurricane Ridge Alpine and Montane : vistas- China Amanita citrina Amanita Citrina Amanita citrina Amanita citrina Amanita muscaria Amanita porphyria Amanita solitaria Amanita solitaria Amanita vaginata [or] Amanitopsis vaginata Amaranthus Amaranthus 'Tricolour' Amaranthus splendens Amaranthus splendens Amaryllis belladona Amelanchier canadensis Amelanchier laevis
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VanDusen Botanical Garden Association fonds

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AM1502

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  • 1962 - 2006; 1975 - 2005 predominant (Creation)
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    VanDusen Botanical Garden Association

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6142 photographs
0.10 m of textual records

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(1966-)

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The VanDusen Botanical Garden Association was founded in 1966 for the purpose of helping to preserve the former site of the Shaugnessey Golf Club for use as park land, rather than have it re-developed for housing or some other purpose following the club s relocation to a new site in 1960. The site is located in Vancouver British Columbia, and is approximately bounded by Oak Street, Granville Street, 33rd Avenue and 37th Avenue, and was owned by the Canadian Pacific Railway prior to its sale to the City of Vancouver. Funding for the purchase of the site was provided jointly by the City of Vancouver, Government of British Columbia, and W J VanDusen (through the Vancouver Foundation). The garden was named after VanDusen in recognition of his financial contribution. VanDusen Garden opened to the public in 1975.

VanDusen Botanical Garden is jointly operated by the Vancouver Park Board and the VanDusen Botanical Garden Association. The Association raises funds for the continuing development and improvement of the garden, and provides volunteers that contribute to various activities at the garden, serving as programme guides, seed collectors, master gardeners, and library and gift shop volunteers.

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Fonds consists primarily of 35mm slide photographs used by association volunteers in the course of their activities at the garden and maintained by the garden's library. The fonds also includes textual records consisting of the diaries and notes of garden curator and botanist Roy Forster. Fonds is organized into 2 series:
S1 - Library photographs
S2 - Roy Forster diaries and notes

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