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UBC Botanical Garden

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University Land Endowments
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Address: 6804 Marine Dr SW, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
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+1 604-822-4208
09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00

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Loved the Gardens - Tree Walk not for me

Unlike some other who have visited these gardens in at this time of year.. I love the decay of flowers past bloom so for me this is a great time of year to visit. It was a lovely... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
Christine B
Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Canada
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Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Unlike some other who have visited these gardens in at this time of year.. I love the decay of flowers past bloom so for me this is a great time of year to visit. It was a lovely peaceful place to walk around and see the trees and the flowers past bloom. There were some still in bloom. We were... More 

Thank Christine B
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Although near the end of the flowering season, this gardens are stunning. Beautiful pathways lead to a forest of BC furs, monkey trees. magnolias, red cedars just to name a few. Everything has a small tag that gives the name and sometimes additional information. The rhododendrons were not in flower but one can only imagine with their size how spectacular... More 

Thank France B
minneapolis, mn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

A single ticket can buy admission to the Gardens, the suspended treetop walk and the Nitobe Japanese Garden (not adjacent). The garden south of the road features giant red cedars and the treetop walk. It was not at all busy when we visited--in contrast to all we have heard about Capilano..... The gardens continue via under the road tunnel, north... More 

Thank nonamesforme
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

we loved the vegetable and flower gardens - these gardens snake close to the oceans off Wreck Beach. There is a charge to do the Greenheart treetop experience . . . wait for a groupon - not marketed well at all -the retail store sells amazingly cheap rose plants and have friendly staff - a perfect non touristy thing to... More 

Thank canadian175
Sarnia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We just loved this garden. A fine balance between trees flowers shrubs and alpine plants. Well laid out with easy to follow paths using the map provided. We are from the east and had never seen Douglas firs, they are magnificent. The tree walk provides a little excitement in an otherwise tranquil setting. We made the day even more memorable... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We arrived in mid-afternoon to find that closing was 4:30. Fees were fairly high so we decided to walk the gardens only and forego the tree walk and suspension bridge because of the late hour. Unlike the Queen Elizabeth Gardens, nothing was in bloom (mid-September) and everything showed signs of drought and/or neglect. We cut the walk short and left.... More 

Thank farnal
Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We rushed to the Botanical Gardens for the 10:00 tour of the Greenheart Tree Walk, a suspension walkway through the forest canopy. Unfortunately we missed it, but a guide standing near the entrance gate offered to give us the tour. Joann did a wonderful job, helping us identify trees and giving us information on the First People lore and use... More 

Thank Robert H
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Whether you are looking for an outstanding thing to do with the kids or a quiet walk with your partner, UBC Botanical Gardens should be on your list. Often overlooked, this well maintained botanical garden is home to gorgeous walks among nature and a hidden suspension bridge system among the trees. Not for the faint of heart, the 'canopy tree... More 

Thank CarolinefromCanada
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Larger than expected - lots of space to wander. The Greenway was a bit expensive, but worth it if you get a big thrill out of tree top walks. (I'm used to them, so it was a bit unexciting for me). Beautiful grounds though, and free for UBC students (maybe free for other students).

Thank Rebecca A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We bought a Groupon for the UBC Botanical Gardens earlier this year. Today we finally ventured out to enjoy our adventure. The highlight for us was the Greenheart TreeWalk. It's higher than you realize, it's shakier than we expected, and more fun than anticipated. Don't miss it! There are lots of trails, with lots of natural growth forest to wander... More 

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University Land Endowments
An area as rich in history as it is in natural beauty, the expansive parkland of the University Land Endowments is protected by the city in cooperation with the University of British Columbia. A large green space studded by rose gardens, Japanese rock gardens, botanic gardens, canopy walks, regional parkland, and hiking trails, the University Land Endowments are a breath of fresh air. Combining a commitment to preserving nature with a similar promise to preserve culture, its valleys are also home to the First Nations heritage museum, the biodiversity museum, and anthropological and memorial exhibitions. From its highest canopies to the sandy shorelines of Wreck Beach, its serenity is preserved by the University buildings that dot it, combining Mother Nature and scholarship.
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