Nitobe Memorial Garden
Nitobe Memorial Garden
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
**Now open by appointment** Nitobe Memorial Garden is a Japanese tea and stroll garden ranked consistently in the top 5 Japanese Gardens in North America. A place of reflection, where each step reveals a new harmony.
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Neighbourhood: 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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Paint S
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Amazing Autumn colours.Lots of photos taken but only one fits limit amount of alowed pixells.Spring and Autumn is the best time to walk in this garden
Written 10 October 2023
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Daniel Tomm
Vancouver, Canada11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Its very beautiful garden , been here twice this times. When the spring just start to come and once again, in the middle of the spring. Both is beautiful give different ambience
Written 7 October 2022
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neLuv2Go
Lincoln, NE33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
We visited the Garden after visiting the Museum of Anthropology. We parked in the lot beside the museum, and it is a very short walk to the Garden. This is a beautiful, peaceful place, and we enjoyed sitting and letting the quiet soak in. There are tall trees around the perimeter, which help to create a space of calm.
Written 1 October 2022
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989harrisj
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
  We were quite fortunate to have a visit to  the garden  and enjoyed . We had time to think and appreciate the beauty all around us. absolutely worthwhile to visit.
Written 23 September 2022
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387StuM
Ottawa, Canada123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
A wonderfully peaceful place in the middle of a bustling UBC campus. Trees and plants surround a pond with a number mint water falls
Written 21 September 2022
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misanthropicdreamer
San Francisco, CA507 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Family
This is not near downtown Vancouver so I would not recommend it unless you were already coming to visit the museum of Anthropology. We drove there to see both. Parking is easy in the lot across the street. The tickets are reasonable. The small garden is beautiful and peaceful. I would have loved just sitting there for a while. We did the little walk around and left for the museum.
Written 17 September 2022
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Alejandro B
Ottawa, Canada914 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Solo
When I was a UBC student I used to love strolling through this small but gorgeous garden. Returning two decades later, I enjoyed once again walking in this beautiful space.

This place holds a special place in my heart and I would definitely return. However, I understand why some people may opt to skip this location for the much larger UBC botanical garden. If you have the time, however, Nitobe Memorial Garden is a wonderful place, as this tranquil setting is in a lovely place on campus.
Written 5 September 2022
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signupscott
Guelph, Canada171 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Nice place for a small stroll. A bit small but very beautiful. Lush green grass and trees throughout.
Written 5 January 2022
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Alan T
Victoria, Canada16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
This is a lovely quiet contemplative garden space. Beautiful photo opportunities abound around the tranquil lake. Lush greenery is everywhere
Written 4 October 2021
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like a bird Lia H
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
As a student, during non covid times, this is the most relaxing place to unwind for a short amount of time- away from people heading to class, large lecture halls, and the books. However, it is not always open. The moss, water and plants are oasis like and bring the mind to another place. One more of Zen, than a campus.
Written 21 November 2020
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Thank you for your thoughtful review. Just so that you are aware, Nitobe Memorial Garden's hours can be found on the Hours and Directions webpage on the UBC Botanical Garden website, and operational updates are posted on our social media. We are now closed until Spring 2021. We are glad to hear that you enjoy your time at Nitobe Garden and hope to welcome you back again soon.
Written 26 November 2020
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