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Nitobe Memorial Garden

1895 Lower Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
+1 604-822-6038
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“ubc campus” (23 reviews)
“tea ceremony” (12 reviews)
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1895 Lower Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
University Land Endowments
+1 604-822-6038
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Considered as 1 of the 5 nicest Zen garden in the world, I was stunned by its beauty, serenity. Only 3 or 4 individuals were visiting that afternoon. A must see when you go next door to the MOA.

Thank Babofzerockies
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

The garden is very small but it is peaceful, perfectly designed and literally you would feel as if u were in Japan. You will need no longer than 40 minutes, but with a good book it will be great to stay longer

Thank Anna K
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Having travelled extensively through Japan, I can tell you that this is as authentic a Japanese garden as I've ever seen. The visit would be short if all you did was to follow the path per the instructions handed out at the entrance. However, to...More

Thank SLowenfeld
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This Japanese garden is beautifully maintained. It is not very big. You can easily walk through it in 10 minutes, but I recommend taking your time to slow down and really appreciate its many features and subtlety of design.

Thank vetism
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Early spring is the time to visit Nitobe Gardens at UBC. This classical Japanese garden is filled with fragrant cherry blossoms in full bloom in February and March, their sweet fragrance wafting through the garden. Walk along the pathways around the pond and admire the...More

Thank lesliesH7325QI
Reviewed 25 July 2017

The garden is fairly small (only a few acres), but walking around in it is beautifully serene and peaceful. Fantastic Japanese garden and definitely somewhere where you'd want to spend some time. You can see everything in about 15 minutes but if you have the...More

Thank Nicole D
Reviewed 23 July 2017

A beautiful Zen Garden which tells the life of Dr. Nitobe, from earliest childhood to his honorable profession, added to and maintained by devoted friends. This is one of the most beautiful, subtle and pristine Zen Gardens we have ever seen. Go early, go late--the...More

Thank bermane
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I expected more at this Japanese garden. It is clean and well maintained but somehow it did not fulfill my expectations.

Thank windows730
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This Japanese garden is compact and serene, not fussy like many other Japanese gardens. The only disappointment of our visit was that there were very few koi -- perhaps because some of the water features seemed to be under renovation. Highly recommend spending an hour...More

Thank MamaFleisch
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This is apparently one of the top 5 traditional Japanese Gardens outside of Japan Not a large footprint but everything is thought out and has meaning

Thank Garry L
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
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3 October 2017|
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Response from Skwiki | Reviewed this property |
I have only visited the gardens in April . Most of the flowers had not yet bloomed and I just caught the end of the cherry blossoms blooming. I still enjoyed it immensely . The leaves that do change colour will probably be... More
Leslie R
10 April 2017|
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Just blooming now!
22 August 2015|
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Response from MonikaAjith | Reviewed this property |
Nitobe gardens is very much in the UBC campus. It is a Japanese garden. It is pretty, not too big. Also has a tea-ceremony - I think you need to book in advance. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen is a Chinese garden that is free.