Garden Blog

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.

2nd NAJGA Biennial Conference Explores the Japanese Garden’s Role for Society and Self

Posted: June 13, 2014



June in the Garden

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.

Garden Days - Canada's Celebration of Gardens

Posted: June 1, 2014


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.

Greenheart Canopy Walkway video

Posted: May 29, 2014

Have you always wondered what the Greenheart Canopy Walkway was like? Check it out in this short promo video. 

National Public Gardens Day – One Sustainable Way

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:


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