Learning Spaces

Students and instructors are encouraged to make use of UBC Botanical Garden's learning spaces for teaching or research. The learning spaces available are:

The Botanical Garden

The grounds of the Botanical Garden are used by hundreds of students each term. The interdisciplinary nature of the Garden promotes its regular use through coursework in over half of UBC's Faculties. Instructors and students new to using the Botanical Garden as a learning space are invited to visit the Garden, browse the web site and/or contact us for help in determining how the Botanical Garden can best serve your needs.

For standard guided tours of the Garden, please use the guided tour request form. For other student research and learning uses of the Garden, please contact us to help ensure that your learning and research project activities are communicated to the Botanical Garden staff entrusted with stewarding the grounds and plant collections.

The research and administration office of the Botanical Garden also contains some student facilities.

Nitobe Memorial Garden

Recent student use of Nitobe Memorial Garden as a learning space include BIOL 321: Structure and Evolution of the Bryophytes (surveys of the moss flora of Nitobe Memorial Garden) and ARTH 100: Introduction to Art History (appreciation of the constructed landscape as art).

Due to the small spaces and maintenance requirements of this cultural garden, student groups of more than 5 people are asked to contact the Nitobe Memorial Garden Gatehouse to schedule visits to the Garden. Please contact us if you are interested in the Nitobe Memorial Garden as a space for a research project or other learning activity.

Canopy Walkway

The Canopy Walkway is available for both student learning and research projects. UBC instructors in the Faculty of Forestry in particular make frequent use of the Canopy Walkway for classes in order to instruct students on the ecological dynamics of forest canopies. With advance notice, UBC courses or groups with 10 or more students receive discounted group rates. If booking a standard tour of the Canopy Walkway, please use the guided tour request form, otherwise please contact us if you are interested in the Canopy Walkway for a research project or other learning activity.

The Botanical Garden Nursery

With advance notice, the Botanical Garden Nursery is sometimes available for individual or small group student projects in horticulture or botany. Examples of courses that use the Nursery for research projects include APBI 318: Applied Plant Breeding and APBI 322: Horticultural Techniques. Please contact us if you are interested in using the Nursery as a learning space.





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Tel: 604.822.3928
Fax: 604.822.2016 Email: garden.info@ubc.ca

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