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UBC Botanical Garden, Greenheart TreeWalk & Nitobe Memorial Garden

UBC Botanical Garden

Immerse yourself in the world of wild-collected plants at UBC Botanical Garden! Garden highlights include internationally recognized collections of magnolias and maples. Stroll through our impressive Asian garden with over 400 kinds of rhododendrons, travel the continents in our alpine garden, explore our native rainforest garden, head back in time in our traditional physic garden overflowing with herbs, discover food growing techniques in the food garden and much more. No visit is complete without a visit to our Shop in the Garden and Garden Centre.

Greenheart TreeWalk

Discover your adventurous spirit as you navigate suspended walkways and tree platforms high above the forest floor. A  unique and fun experience on the Greenheart TreeWalk swaying bridges amongst the treetops, the walkway is a delight for kids and adults alike.  

 Nitobe Memorial Garden

The Nitobe Memorial Garden is a traditional Japanese stroll and tea garden designed in the memory of Dr. Inazo Nitobe whose wish was to foster global peace and create a bridge of cultural understanding between Japan and the rest of the World.  

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Join Douglas Justice (Associate Director, Horticulture and Collections), Berkeley Open Source Food, The Sioux Chef and TEALEAVES on May 30 at 10am for a virtual discussion on the bounty of biodiversity in celebration of Wild and Feral Food Week 2020. 🌱 Register at the link in bio. #resilienceinbloom #ourgardensyourhome #virtuallyvancouver #gardens #plants #botany #vancouver #culinary #biodiversity #wildandferalfoodweek
This 'Captain Starlight' is the first of the Pelargoniums to bloom onsite at the Garden. Many of the Pelargoniums grown by the Friends of the Garden (FOGs) are currently being maintained during their absence. 📷: Ben Stormes, Curator of the North America Gardens #resilienceinbloom #explorebc #ourgardensyourhome #inbloom #plants #pelargonium #vancouver #virtuallyvancouver
UBC REC's Live Play & Learn Sessions bring free live-streamed activity sessions to you and your family. Tara Moreau, Associate Director of Sustainability and Community Programs, will be running a “Citizen Science and Butterfly Biology” activity for children ages 9-12. 🦋 Join Tara for this fun and educational session on Tuesday, May 26 at 3:30 pm – 4 pm. Find out more at the link in bio. #ubc #ubcbotanicalgarden #resilienceinbloom #ourgardensyourhome #biodiversity #citizenscience #virtuallyvancouver #athomeactivites
Interested in the UBC Botanical Garden Horticulture Training Program? Join Principal Instructor Egan Davis for an online information session on June 2, 2020, 7:30 pm-8 pm. 🌳 Register at the link in bio. #ubc #ubcbotanicalgarden #UBCgardenHTP #garden #horticulture #gardening #apprentice #landscape #greenhouse #propagation #landscaping #landscaper


Reach us by Transit:
Take public transit to the main UBC bus loop. Transfer to the C20 community shuttle which embarks at Bay 15 and runs daily every 20-30 minutes during operational hours most days. Check schedule on Translinks website.

Visitor parking is available at 6804 SW Marine Drive (NW corner of 16th Ave and SW Marine Drive intersection). Park for up to 3 hours at no charge, each additional hour is $2 per/hour, maximum daily charge $6.

Check UBC Parking's website for additional parking options and prices on campus.

Hours and Dates of Operation

Seasonal Hours:  November 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020
Closed all STAT holidays including UBC observed STAT holidays.

Shop in the Garden* 10:00am - 4:30pm

UBC Botanical Garden -  Admission by donation
10:00am - 4:30pm

Greenheart TreeWalk - Closed

Nitobe Memorial Garden - admission by donation                                                                                                  10:00am - 4:30pm

*Shop in the Garden is closed December 24, 2019 – January 7, 2020 and Sundays in January and February. 

Open for the Season -  April - October

Shop in the Garden
10:00am - 5:00pm

UBC Botanical Garden
10:00am - 4:30pm

Greenheart TreeWalk 

Nitobe Memorial Garden
10:00am - 2:00pm 

 Calendar of Events & Activities


Phone: 604.822.4208
Address: 6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4

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