Posted: February 20, 2014
Todd Major, a contributor of the local North Shore news recently wrote about how friends of the garden volunteer groups, like our FOGs at UBC Botanical Garden contribute so much to the Gardens that they support. We couldn't agree more and are so appreciative of our wonderful volunteers. As Todd mentions, they perform a wide variety of tasks from propagating plants for sale, staffing our gift shop and garden centre, weeding days, and organizing all of our major events.
Posted: February 3, 2014
Posted: December 2, 2013
Posted: November 26, 2013
The City of Vancouver's first urban forest management plan is due to be released next spring, with details about the 150,000 trees the city has pledged to plant by 2020. Although the city hopes that in large part those will be native trees, when it comes to local species, arborists may only have a few options to choose from. Douglas Justice, the associate director of UBC Botanical Garden explains that our trees tend to be very large, especially the conifers. They can also be vulnerable in heavy winds.
Posted: November 19, 2013
Posted: November 1, 2013
On Wednesday, 15 students from our Horticultural Training Program (HTP) help lifted the rhododendrons from the garden of Alleyne Cook, a well-known North Vancouver gardener, for the move to the new Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden in Sechelt. The HTP students worked under the guidance of instructor Egan Davis, who was supported by Douglas Justice, our Associate Director and Curator of Collections.
Posted: October 29, 2013
Posted: October 24, 2013
Douglas Justice, our Associate Director at the Garden, recently spoke with UBC Public Affairs about the changing colours of fall and the joys of gardening in colder weather.
Wonder why some leaves turn dark red, or what plants flourish in the fall and winter? Check out this short Q&As with Douglas Justice.
Photo: The leaves change colour at UBC’s Vancouver campus. Credit: Dllu, Wikimedia Commons
Posted: October 16, 2013
Our friends at the UBC Farm will be joining the festivities and helping to make this weekend a truly remarkable trip out to UBC for families and apple lovers of all ages:
On Saturday, October 19, 2013 the UBC Farm is excited to be joining the UBC Botanical Garden Apple Festival. In addition to a booth on-site at the festival, we will be offering tours of the UBC Farm Heritage Orchard on Saturday October 19 at 10am, noon and 2pm.
Posted: October 6, 2013
Learn about the forest high-life on the University of British Columbia’s canopy walkway.
Carol Pucci of The Seattle Times recently visited the Greenheart Canopy Walkway at UBC Botanical Garden and wrote about the experience.
According to Pucci, she wasn't ready for a romp through the treetops of an Amazon jungle, but after crossing the second of 10 footbridges suspended above one end of the David C. Lam Asian Garden, she was paying less attention to the swaying and more to the sounds and smells of nature.