UBC Botantica​l Garden

UBC Botanical Garden – a beautiful place

This is a beautiful garden. I was able to do the tree walk with my sister, it was quiet an experience. But not totally for those who do not like heights. The tree walk is a great way to see the garden. You get name plates of what plants are. Different sections are there as well – like the vegetable garden and physics garden. Really nice. You see a variety of plants and very forest like at times – depending on where you go in the garden. It is really a great place to go to if in need of nature – and it is attached/integrated in the campus of the UBC.

Website and Socials:







Months Shop in
the Garden
UBC Botanical
Nitobe Memorial
Open Daily
April to October
includes STAT holidays
10:00 am –
5:00 pm
10:00 am –
4:30 pm
10:00 am –
4:00 pm
10:00 am –
4:30 pm

Once and a while certain parts may open early.

Parking if coming by car:

Free parking is available in the Garden’s parking lot for the first three hours of your visit. After three hours, you will need to pay via the Honk Mobile app.

Location and Contacts:

6804 SW Marine Drive

Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4 

Tel 604 822 4208

Fax 604 822 2016

Email  HYPERLINK “mailto:garden.info@ubc.ca”garden.info@ubc.ca

Nitobe Admission Desk: Tel: 604.822.6038 Email: garden.nitobe@ubc.ca

Shop in the Garden: Tel: 604.822.4529 Fax: 604.822.1514 Email: shop.garden@ubc.ca

Hortline (Wednesdays 12-3pm): Tel: 604.822.5858 Email:garden.hortline@ubc.ca

Weddings & Facility Rentals: Tel: 604.827.0670 Fax: 604.822.2016 Email:  HYPERLINK “mailto:garden.bookings@ubc.ca”garden.bookings@ubc.ca

Tours, Public Programs & School Field Trip Bookings: Tel: 604.827.3907 Fax: 604.822.2016 Email:  HYPERLINK “mailto:garden.programs@ubc.ca”garden.programs@ubc.ca

Volunteering: Tel: 604.827.3907 Fax: 604.822.2016 Email: garden.volunteer@ubc.ca

Horticulture Training Program: Email: garden.htp@ubc.ca

Giving to the Garden (donations): Krista Sheppard, Associate Director, Development Tel: 604.827.4137 Fax: 604.822.2391 Email: krista.sheppard@ubc.ca

Marketing & Communication: Tel: 604.834.8646: Email:  HYPERLINK “mailto:garden.marketing@ubc.ca”garden.marketing@ubc.ca

Photography & Filming: Tel: 604.827.0670 Primary Email:  HYPERLINK “mailto:garden.bookings@ubc.ca”garden.bookings@ubc.ca Secondary Email:  HYPERLINK “mailto:garden.marketing@ubc.ca”garden.marketing@ubc.ca

Sponsorship or Donations Request: Please send your organization’s name, details about your event and your specific request to  HYPERLINK “mailto:garden.info@ubc.ca”garden.info@ubc.ca.

Index Seminum: Email:  HYPERLINK “mailto:garden.indexseminum@ubc.ca”garden.indexseminum@ubc.ca


UBC Botanical Garden is Canada’s oldest university botanic garden, established in 1916 under the directorship of John Davidson, British Columbia’s first provincial botanist. The original mission of the garden was research into the native flora of British Columbia. Over the past 100 years, the mission of UBC Botanical Garden has broadened to include research, conservation, teaching and public display of temperate plants from around the world.


The mission of the Garden is to assemble, curate and maintain a documented collection of temperate plants for the purposes of research, conservation, education, community outreach and public display.

How we do it

As Canada’s oldest university botanical garden, we steward a living and growing repository of plants representing the biodiversity of selected native and exotic temperate ecosystems. The total collection of approximately 120,000 accessioned plants represents some 6,000 taxa and includes significant collections of Magnolia, Acer (maples), Sorbus (mountain ash, Styracaceae (storax family), Rhododendron and climbing plants.

A key part of the University’s biodiversity collections, the Botanical Garden provides resources to researchers, students and the public that reach far beyond its collections to provide a window onto the species, ecosystems and genetic diversity of the natural world.

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