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
Our friends at Vancouver Japanese Gardeners' Association (VJGA) will be hosting a 2013 Japanese Garden Special Seminar:
Tradition and Challenge of Japanese Garden
Mr. Takuhiro Yamada preserving the essence and heritage for over 150 years and Mr. Hoichi Kurisu's life achievements since the inception of a healing garden abroad
November 8-10, 2013 (Friday-Sunday)
Saturday, November 9th
Place: Vancouver Japanese Gardeners' Association
(2nd Floor - 4291 Slocan Street, Vancouver)
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.
Posted: September 3, 2013
School is back... along with orientation day mayhem, final exam madness, and all the mid-terms and assignments in between. While it is comparative to a carnival at the central hub of the UBC Point Grey campus, we find ourselves a piece of calmness and tranquility at UBC Botanical Garden and Nitobe Memorial Garden. It seems UBC Events agrees that the garden is a great place to film their weekly announcements.
Posted: September 1, 2013