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UBC Botanical Garden

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University Land Endowments
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Address: 6804 Marine Dr SW, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
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+1 604-822-4208
09:30 - 17:00
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Beautiful in the summer when roses are in bloom

If you love "hidden gardens" this one is for you. Tucked at the North End of UBC it's not large but it is nice to walk around if you are in the area. Great view of the North... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful botanical garden on the UBC campus. There is a reasonable charge to roam the gardens, which are lush with local flora like ferns and trees that grow only in the rainforest. I had been to UBC years before for a campus tour but didn't have time to see the gardens. I always wanted to go back... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love "hidden gardens" this one is for you. Tucked at the North End of UBC it's not large but it is nice to walk around if you are in the area. Great view of the North Shore Mountains. You'll have to pay for parking and it's not easily accessible by public transit but if you are in the... More 

Thank CdnKid
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the garden on October. The design of the reception was bright, beautiful, and unique. The fountain was awesome at the beginning. There was some nice carved designed pumpkins Because of Halloween. The trees's leaves has turned to in lovely colors. I saw a coyote and some gooses. Some squares and also statues made of stone and metal have... More 

Thank Parvin S
Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

The woodland section is very pretty and interesting, we then went into the underpass to the vegetable and plant section. This looked a little tired, but this may have been because it was the end of the season.

Thank wendyandmarc2016
San Marino, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

I didn't like the garden: it's big but it seems repetitive, the plants are not well explained and since I went there the day after it rained some paths were muddy. The only great place is the TreeWalk: it is thrilling to walk on those bridges between trees that move a lot for every little step you take and allow... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

A beautiful garden and the treetop walk is fun, join a guided group to hear about the seasonal chenges and points of interest. Beautiful colours in fall.

Thank Fiona J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This is a very strong botanical garden with an excellent collection. The rhododendrons are particularly interesting (but not in August). The David Lam Asian collection is particularly good.

Thank jinnes
South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Such a beautiful garden right on the UBC campus. A very pleasant experience whether you walk around, or just sit and relax at this fantastic gem. I never miss it when I visit UBC.

Thank HulksTrip
Lethbridge, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This garden had many beautiful roses throughout at the end of May when we visited for a graduation ceremony. Nice place for pictures with a view of the water. Roses, roses,besides everywhere.

Thank Cantal
Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We came here specifically for the TreeWalk after deciding that the Capilano Suspension Bridge was too expensive. This TreeWalk was half the price and came with an excellent tour from Laura, who answered all our questions knowledgeably and gave us lots of interesting tidbits. The bridge is wobbly, but Laura advised us to put one foot in front of the... More 

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University Land Endowments
An area as rich in history as it is in natural beauty, the expansive parkland of the University Land Endowments is protected by the city in cooperation with the University of British Columbia. A large green space studded by rose gardens, Japanese rock gardens, botanic gardens, canopy walks, regional parkland, and hiking trails, the University Land Endowments are a breath of fresh air. Combining a commitment to preserving nature with a similar promise to preserve culture, its valleys are also home to the First Nations heritage museum, the biodiversity museum, and anthropological and memorial exhibitions. From its highest canopies to the sandy shorelines of Wreck Beach, its serenity is preserved by the University buildings that dot it, combining Mother Nature and scholarship.
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