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Immerse yourself in the world of wild-collected plants at UBC Botanical Garden!
The mission of UBC Botanical Garden is to assemble, curate, and maintain a documented living collection of temperate plants for the purposes of education, research, conservation, community outreach, and public display.
Group Experiences and Tours
They offer both tours (guided group experiences), and team building (includes collaborative group activities).
- Botanical Garden | 1 hour
- Greenheart TreeWalk | 1 hour
- Nitobe Memorial Garden | 1 hour
- Botanical Garden & Greenheart TreeWalk | up to 2 hours
The Greenheart TreeWalk will spark your adventurous spirit as you navigate suspended walkways and tree platforms high above the forest ﬂoor. Located in the heart of UBC Botanical Garden, the 310 metre-long tree top canopy walkway hangs from huge Douglas firs, cedars and grand firs, many of which are over 100 years old. Reaching a height of nearly 20 metres above the forest floor, the walkway will give you a bird’s eye view of Vancouver’s magnificent coastal temperate rainforest.
Nitobe Memorial Garden
Nitobe Memorial Garden, a traditional Japanese stroll garden and authentic tea house located at the University of British Columbia (UBC).
Nitobe Memorial Garden is considered one of the most authentic Japanese gardens outside of Japan. “I am in Japan. ” These words were spoken by Emperor Akihito—as he walked through the garden.
No matter what time of year, carpets of moss, bridges that span a koi pond and iris bed, and stone paths that cross waterfalls, create a peaceful atmosphere that invites the visitor to reflect on both the beauty of nature and its place in their lives.
- David C. Lam Asian Garden Coastal native second-growth forest under-planted with Asian plants.
- E.H. Lohbrunner Alpine Garden Mountainous plants from around the world organized into geographic areas.
- BC Rainforest Garden Showcasing elements of the coastal rainforest of southwestern BC and the southern interior wet-belt.
- Carolinian Forest Garden This garden area represents an eastern North American deciduous hardwood forest.
- Food Garden Edible crops worked in a sustainable manner, using organic techniques.
- Harold & Frances Holt Physic Garden The original botanical gardens built to educate physicians and apothecaries.
- Garry Oak Meadow and Woodland Garden A threatened ecosystem showcasing biodiversity and First Nations influence.
- Other Gardens & Areas Explore our arbour, winter, dwarf conifer, contemporary, pacific slope garden and more.