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Nitobe Memorial Garden

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Nitobe Memorial Garden is a Japanese tea and stroll garden ranked consistently in the top 5 Japanese Gardens in North America. A place of reflection, where each step reveals a new harmony.
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1895 Lower Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this garden by chance after a trip to the Museum of Anthropology. This is beautifully planted and set out, and provides a very serene and restful location. It works best if you walk round slowly using the guidance notes, and pausing where suggested. I...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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UBCgarden, Manager at Nitobe Memorial Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for leaving us a review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed December 1, 2018

Restful, beautiful, lovely walk garden makes a trip to Vancouver special. If you love Japan, this will bring back memories.

Date of experience: March 2018
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UBCgarden, Manager at Nitobe Memorial Garden, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Thank you for your feedback! We hope to see you again.

Reviewed November 11, 2018

We visited these gardens many years ago when we were students at UBC. They say you can't go back. but if you are going back to these gardens, yes you can. The theme is of course greens upon greens, but with a late October visit,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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UBCgarden, Manager at Nitobe Memorial Garden, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Thank you for your kind feedback. We hope to see you back at the garden to experience the garden's other seasonal colors.

Reviewed October 14, 2018

A beautifully maintained quiet garden, in easy walking distance from the Museum of Anthropology. It is a serene oasis of lovely grace.

Date of experience: October 2018
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UBCgarden, Manager at Nitobe Memorial Garden, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Thank you!

Reviewed October 10, 2018

A beautiful day in October. The quiet & tranquil views. Koi coming to the surface. The rushing water & small waterfalls. The sun on the changing autumn leaves. I could have spent all day there.

Date of experience: October 2018
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UBCgarden, Manager at Nitobe Memorial Garden, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed October 1, 2018

Beautiful Japanese garden, very relaxing to visit and wander around the lovely landscaped grounds. It was slightly disconcerting to also have a party with five very loud, bored and ill-behaved children who ran around, shrieked continuously and climbed things as if they were in a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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UBCgarden, Manager at Nitobe Memorial Garden, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Thank you for your feedback.

Reviewed September 30, 2018

The Nitobe gardens are very nicely done, and well laid out. From the reflecting pond, the ornamental bridge, and the tea house, to the variety of well manicured plants, it's a refreshing breath of Japan. Look for the packaged prices for multiple attractions at UBC...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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UBCgarden, Manager at Nitobe Memorial Garden, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your review :)

Reviewed September 9, 2018

You can easily do this as well as the Museum of Anthropology it is < 5mins walk away. Beautiful tranquil garden. There is an explanatory sheet which explains more, however we'd just done 3hrs in MOA and we were too tired to concentrate, to get...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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UBCgarden, Manager at Nitobe Memorial Garden, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

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Reviewed August 30, 2018

Walk. Think. Sit. Meditate. Contemplate. Dream. All are possible here. Be sure to use the map so you don't miss anything. The southwest part has some traffic noise, so move through here quickly before the mood is broken. The waterfall in the NW is a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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UBCgarden, Manager at Nitobe Memorial Garden, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Thank you for sharing your review.

Reviewed August 22, 2018

DO NOT MISS this garden, which is tranquil and beautiful garden to walk, sit and contemplate in. It is just a lovely, calm piece of nature outside of the rush of the world and commemorates a great man. Walking the garden, take time to stop...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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UBCgarden, Manager at Nitobe Memorial Garden, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Thank you for the lovely review of our garden.

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free2eatcandy
October 3, 2017|
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Response from Skwiki | Reviewed this property |
I have only visited the gardens in April . Most of the flowers had not yet bloomed and I just caught the end of the cherry blossoms blooming. I still enjoyed it immensely . The leaves that do change colour will probably be... More
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Response from MonikaAjith | Reviewed this property |
Nitobe gardens is very much in the UBC campus. It is a Japanese garden. It is pretty, not too big. Also has a tea-ceremony - I think you need to book in advance. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen is a Chinese garden that is free.
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Janders01
Parker, Colorado
museum question (4 Replies)
We want to go to the Museum of Anthropology and Nitobe Memorial Garden. Are these 2 places within walking distance or does the univ have a shuttle of some kind for getting around? I will be coming from 1111 Beach Avenue and need to take a bus to get there.
June 29, 2009|
Response fromVancouverite67|
Define what "walking distance" means to you. I would say, yes, easy walking distance - I'll guess at no more than 20 minutes between them (although I've not personally done the walk).
travelfun45
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Will my Vancouver itinerary work? (5 Replies)
We are planning on going to Vancouver this summer. We don't have a set number of days but I am finding that there is so much I would like to see that it fills over a week and I would like to spend less than a week so that I can spend more days in the rest of the province. We are going with young children and things tend to take time, 3 meals a day, snacks, bathroom breaks, plus we tend to spend time in places to see them thoroughly. I would love your ideas and any feedback as to how to make...More
June 28, 2011|
Response fromSamSalmon|
Are your little kids really all that interested in gardens? Because @ that age my brother and I would have been screaming Blue Murder @ the prospect of seeing nothing more than flowers and shrubs for any more than 15 minutes-you have the kids doing it for hours on end day after day. Just sayin'.....
idoltown
Birmingham, AL
help on vancouver itinerary!??! (10 Replies)
Five retired adults are traveling on VIA Rail from Edmonton to Vancouver arriving on Saturday June 4 before noon and will be leaving the morning of Tuesday June 7. I have researched things to do and have come up with what looks like more to do than we have time to do it. We will be going to Victoria for three days and then Seattle for three days so that may impact what we should choose to do. Also I am unclear on how long to allot for things and which things to combine together. I would...More
May 19, 2016|
Response fromcruiseryyc|
So you're going to Victoria and Seattle after Vancouver?