Posted: July 3, 2014
Visiting the Botanical Garden in July is often a singular pleasure. When the temperatures finally rise to something resembling summer heat, the forested paths of the David C. Lam Asian Garden and BC Rainforest Garden beckon visitors to enjoy a cool respite from the sun. It's easy to while away the hours sitting on a bench by the pond in the Rainforest Garden watching the antics of a wide variety of birds and dragonflies.
Posted: June 13, 2014
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Posted: June 5, 2014
The verdant exuberance of June foliage is sometimes difficult to equal with flowers, but there are a number of ornamentals that manage the task. Among the commoner June flowers, roses and weigelas and earlier perennials such as geraniums and much of the daisy clan come to mind. In the Botanical Garden there are these, as well as a few less obvious examples that are worth looking out for.
Posted: June 1, 2014
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June 13 to 15, 2014
Toronto, ON . . . May 13, 2014 . . . Garden Daysis Canada’s coast to coast to coast, three-day celebration of our National Garden Day which is held annually on the Friday before Father’s Day.
Posted: May 9, 2014
Today, May 9th, is the American Public Gardens Association's National Public Gardens Day and although we are in Canada our garden is a member of this wonderful association of gardens. In celebration we asked Dr. Tara Moreau, our new Associate Director, Sustainability and Community Programs, to share her thoughts on public gardens. Here is what she had to say:
Posted: May 8, 2014
May is often advertised as the best time for flowers—you know the rhyme, April showers bring... but in Vancouver, May flowers are often just a continuation of April's bounty. Vancouver is usually cool, and often wet, but otherwise agreeable at this time of the year (unlike western Europe and eastern North America, which can suffer from both late frost and sweltering temperatures in May). Flowers and the tender young growth of all kinds of plants last much longer with cool and humid conditions. At this time, the new growth on a number of trees can be exceedingly ornamental.
Posted: May 7, 2014
Steve Whysall, reporter and garden columinist for the Vancouver Sun, recently published an article about gardening tips top keep your garden healthy and attractive as well as one big mistake to avoid.
The best person I know to consult about good gardening practices is Egan Davis.
For 10 years he was one of the top gardeners at VanDusen Botanical Garden, where he also taught green thumbs to become master gardeners.
Posted: May 2, 2014
May 2, 2014 - The Greenheart Canopy Walkway at UBC Botanical Garden was featured today in the Vancouver Courier with a front page photo and feature page story.
A little-known canopy walkway tucked away in UBC Botanical Garden is shedding its discreet identity in hopes of becoming a popular Vancouver attraction.
UBC Botanical Garden welcomes Dr. Tara Moreau as Associate Director, Sustainability and Community Programs
Posted: April 29, 2014