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Nitobe Memorial Garden

1895 Lower Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
+1 604-822-6038
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1895 Lower Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
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+1 604-822-6038
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

It is a garden but also a little sanctuary to escape for a couple hours. By following the suggested "path", you can reflect on your own life journey. How great is that?

Thank Amesley
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Japanese gardens are always a special experience. Everything is so intentional and calls ones' attention like in front of a work of art. The Nitobe garden is a short meander between shady paths, tranquil ponds, and light trickles of water. Pruning of trees and shrubs...More

Thank Brunella W
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Nitobe Memorial Garden is a must especially for lovers of gardens. It is a very well kept traditional Japanese Garden located at UBC. Your ticket will also get you into the UBC Botanical Gardens which is also a must to see.

Thank CharlietheBlueJay
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Since my 6 year old son and I will be spending the next two Saturday's at UBC, I bought the Museum and Gardens pass. We spent about an hour exploring the Nitobe Memorial Garden. We were both in awe of how quiet and peaceful it...More

Thank Lady_Hatch
Reviewed 11 May 2016

I'm a gardener. I like gardens, but this garden goes beyond all of the others I've seen in Vancouver (even Van Dusen - which I also love!). Walk inside the gates and you are transported to Japan, amidst mature Maple trees, azaleas and copious moss...More

Thank LittleTravelLight
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Beautiful, tranquil park like setting. If you need a time to relax, rejuvinate your thoughts this is the ideal setting!

Thank 20thanniversary2014
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Although it is small, this garden lingers in your memory. At the entrance you are handed a one-page guide that suggests following a path through the garden and looking at it as a journey through life. I visited in April, so the cherry blossoms and...More

Thank MarieAnne S
Reviewed 20 April 2016

On a very chilly day a friend and I entered the garden to be greeted by the most amazing cherry blossoms, and the cultivated calm of an expansive Japanese garden. The time of strolling in a walking meditation eased away stresses. We both felt a...More

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 10 April 2016

We went to UBC to check out the campus during spring break and found out this treasure next to the beautiful campus.

1  Thank Anthony W
Reviewed 8 April 2016

The Nitobe Garden is not large, but it's a very peaceful and beautiful walk at any time of year. Bring your camera, as it seems that no matter which way you look, there is a beautiful view in front of you. We found that the...More

Thank Anna R
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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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.