Dave Demers - Park Board Commissioner

Dave Demers is a horticulturist and builder, a small business owner and lecturer, a world-travelled plant geek and a proud Vancouverite by adoption.

Born on a farm outside Quebec City, Dave has always been precocious in his field. He was the founding president of the local garden club at 15 and is now 38 years old with 25 years’ experience. He studied near Montreal and interned in private gardens and botanical institutions in New York, Seattle, and Cape Town. He has done professional plant exploration in a dozen countries and has had his writings published and his lectures heard, in French and English, for a variety of audiences.

Long established in Vancouver, Dave is the Principal of his own design-build-maintain landscape company; acts as a consultant for architectural firms; assists local artists and co-founded the not-for-profit Vancouver Landscape Collective. He is particularly interested in the middle ground where nature and culture meet.

@DaveForParks | dave.demers@vangreens.ca