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Apple Festival has remaining apples for sale

Posted: October 19, 2014

Apple update: October 21 at 6 p.m. - we have now stopped selling apples. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the festival this year. This is the Garden's biggest fundraiser of the year and the funds are much needed for our research, conservation, education and public outreach work. Thank you!

 


October in the Garden

Posted: October 9, 2014

While this year's autumn colours will no doubt be worth admiring, because of the hot, dry summer, most leaves are exhibiting sign of stress, and the show may be somewhat abbreviated. The focus this year should be on fruit, since this will clearly be a banner year.  Everything from crabapples, cotoneasters and quinces to sapphire berries (sadly, already picked clean by birds), sparkleberries and sumac bobs are incredibly abundant this year.


Walk in the Woods - National Forest Week

Posted: September 18, 2014


Where are the flowers?

Posted: September 5, 2014

One of the most frequently asked questions at the Botanical Garden is "where are the flowers?" This is not a silly question, given that most public and large commercial gardens are designed with floral display as a primary objective. In many cases, it may not be obvious to the visitor what she/he is actually looking at in a botanical garden compared with a typical display garden. However, because the Botanical Garden is primarily a research and teaching collection, it is difficult to justify the high cost of extensive flower beds.


Segway tours now available!

Posted: September 4, 2014

UBC Botanical Garden has partnered with Wild BC Tours and Guiding to bring segway tours to the Garden. If you’ve never tried a segway before, you are in for a treat. Gliding through the garden is next to effortless and a great way to experience more of our wonderful collections in a single visit.


The Great Outdoors - Rain City Chronicles

Posted: August 15, 2014

There are certain nights meant for storytelling in a garden. The Great Outdoors, a storytelling event put on by the Rain City Chronicles, held on August 7th in the UBC Botanical Garden, was just such a night. But it was no ordinary evening–the garden, complete with a supermoon above, was made all the more special by the presence of gifted storytellers and musicians, pies and gin, belly laughter and hushed listening in the Rosaline Sturdy Amphitheatre.
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August in the Garden

Posted: August 5, 2014

If visitors are looking for flowers in the Botanical Garden, August is an ideal time to drop by. Starting in the Entrance Plaza, there are plenty of colourful plants, not least, the mounding stalks of Carolina border phlox (Phlox carolina 'Bill Baker') topped with its magenta pink blooms. Nearby, the glossy, red-edged leaves of the hardy creeping leadwort (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides) provide the perfect foil for its crimson-budded, sky blue flowers. These are produced with increasing frequency toward the end of August.


Nitobe featured in Destination BC videos

Posted: July 25, 2014

Earlier this season the talented team at Steamy Windows Productions came out to the Nitobe Memorial Garden to film a tea ceremony for inclusion in a video for Destination BC. Check out the videos by clicking through.

Rain City Chronicles event announcement

Posted: July 25, 2014

UBC Botanical Garden is excited to partner with Rain City Chronicles to bring you a special storytelling event about The Great Outdoors in our Roseline Sturdy Amphitheatre on August 9th.

July in the Garden

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.


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