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UBC Botanical Garden

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Vast and beautiful botanical garden.

We only saw a portion of the gardens due to time, we saved the rest for another trip. The portion... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
lazigirl
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Vernon, Canada
The Treewalk adventure was #1!

Haven't visited the Botanical Garden in years. Boy has it grown up, matured and evolved. The trees... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mellie2013
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Port Moody, Canada
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Immerse yourself in the world of wild-collected plants! Garden highlights include internationally recognized collections of magnolias and maples. Stroll through our impressive Asian garden with over 400 kinds of rhododendrons, travel the continents...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
University Land Endowments
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only saw a portion of the gardens due to time, we saved the rest for another trip. The portion we saw was mainly a woodland garden. Very beautiful and interesting to walk around. The tree walk was "interesting". My son and husband enjoyed it....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank lazigirl
UBCgarden, Communications Dept. at UBC Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review - we are glad that you enjoyed your visit. We very much appreciate the feedback on your experience on the Tree Walk and will take your suggestions about accessibility and including information about the height and width of the walk...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Haven't visited the Botanical Garden in years. Boy has it grown up, matured and evolved. The trees around the grounds are diverse and would be amazing in the spring when the rhododendrons bloom. We visited in September and the trails were surrounded by green, no...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Mellie2013
UBCgarden, Communications Dept. at UBC Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind and thoughtful review. You're right in saying that the bridge is not for everyone due to its height and movement, which we are taking steps to inform visitors prior to the walk. We are glad that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Loved the tree walk—just high enough and just sway-ey enough to be lots of fun. Seven suspension bridges link to platforms with excellent signage and explanations. The Botanical Gardens are lovely as well. We combined this with a visit to the Museum of Anthropology (a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed September 22, 2019

This was my second visit to the gardens. We went with our friends who were visiting Vancouver from New Zealand. They were blown away by the beauty of the gardens and the novelty of the walk through the trees. I think I enjoyed this visit...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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UBCgarden, Communications Dept. at UBC Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2019

We are glad that you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed September 14, 2019

A little out of town, especially if not driving but well worth the time. The entry fee for adults is $26 if you want to see the extensive Gardens, the GreenHeart Tree Walk and the Nitobe Japanese Garden and only $15 for just the Gardens...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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UBCgarden, Communications Dept. at UBC Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for leaving a thoughtful review of your time at the UBC Botanical Garden and Nitobe Garden. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and had a good experience speaking with Ian in lieu of undertaking the TreeWalk. We hope you visit us again soon!

Reviewed July 25, 2019

The botanical garden provides a pleasant place to stroll but unless you are an avid botonist it’s not worth the admission. I managed to survive the canopy walk but it turns out that was a very bad idea. if you have any issues with balance...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 23, 2019

The place is a wee bit out of the way but is definitely worth a visit! The collection of giant trees and creepers is really impressive - and it's a flower trees / flower plants garden, expect hummingbird encounters! Speaking of birds, look up for...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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UBCgarden, Communications Dept. at UBC Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your thoughtful review and for taking the time to visit the Garden. We're glad you were able to spot some of the many birds that call the Garden home. You're right in that the Tree Walk is not for everyone due to...More

Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

The garden walk itself is quite nice in the summer with a good variety of blooming plants. The Tree Walk is another matter. There are some very good detailed descriptions of the Tree Walk which I wish I had read before we went. This is...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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UBCgarden, Manager at UBC Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2019

Thank you for sharing your feedback about the TreeWalk experience. I am sorry to learn that you did not enjoy it. If you have any suggestions on how we could make the experience clearer to visitors before their visit or when they arrive we'd love...More

Reviewed July 6, 2019

Lovely gardens with lots of paths to stroll around - make sure to make time for the Physic garden of medicinal and poisonous plants to read all about them. You can pay extra to do the canopy walk which I would recommend. It's quite wobbly...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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UBCgarden, Manager at UBC Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, Suzie. We're glad to hear that you found your experience at the Garden to be both fun and informative.

Reviewed July 5, 2019

This place is huge! It is very well maintained with a ton of garden areas to see. It is very beautiful. It's like being in the forest, even though you're in the middle of the city. Parking at the UBC Botanical Gardens parking lot is...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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UBCgarden, Manager at UBC Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2019

A walk in the Garden can be a great escape from busy city life. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for your review.

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jaynebutton12
July 26, 2018|
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Response from joshua b | Reviewed this property |
I always wear hiking boots during my travels.
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free2eatcandy
October 3, 2017|
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Response from geoffs609 | Reviewed this property |
There will not be much to see in October apart from the changing colour of the leaves of course. June is usually the best month for the flowering bushes and perennials. The Butchart Gardens are better but expensive. You do... More
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BloomsPollinaters
March 26, 2017|
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Response from UBCgarden | Property representative |
Magnolias and rhododendrons have just started to bloom! We've had an incredibly cold and snowy winter, so we are far behind what we've been experiencing in the past few years. While you could certainly see blooms in April... More
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