The University of British Columbia's Botanical Garden is Canada's oldest university botanical garden. Discover the 14 hectare David C. Lam Asian Garden and over 400 different species of rhododendrons, thousands of alpine, and montane plants in the Alpine Garden, a traditional physic garden full of herbs, a demonstration food garden and the Greenheart TreeWalk adventure. Nitobe Memorial Garden is considered to be one of the most authentic Japanese gardens in North America and among the top five Japanese gardens outside of Japan. Created by landscape architects and gardeners recommended by the Government of Japan, this beautiful garden was designed to reflect an idealized conception and symbolic representation of nature. Learn about the subtle meanings of these idyllic escapes by taking advantage of the plethora of tours available in March:
March Break Tours
Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 1:00 pm. Enjoy a guided walk through our Food Garden, Alpine collection and Carolinian Forest.
Thursday, March 22, 2018, 12:00 pm. Take a walk with a Garden Guide and learn about Nitobe's traditional Japanese stroll garden.
Friday, March 23, 2018, 10:00 am. Search for exciting birds and listen for their melodious calls.
Friday, March 23, 2018, 1:00 pm. Search for exciting birds and listen for their melodious calls.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 1:00 pm. Enjoy a guided walk through the Food Garden, Alpine collection and Carolinian Forest.
Thursday, March 29, 2018, 2:00 pm. Learn about traditional Japanese landscaping in one of the most beautiful spaces at UBC.
Thursday March 22, 5:30 pm. Explore the beauty and diversity of Magnolia species through a poetic and scientific lens.