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Nitobe Memorial Garden

1895 Lower Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
+1 604-822-6038
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1895 Lower Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
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+1 604-822-6038
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Though only 2 1/2 acres, its design & execution are magnificent!! Many marvellous gardens in Japan are very small in scale [as compared to those in Canada & the UK]!!! The garden is located adjacent to UBC's remarkable Botanical Garden [which also serves research purposes]....More

Thank smdoctoroff
Reviewed 1 week ago

Several UBC students studying in the grounds. Small exquisite garden which needs a guided tour unless you are well versed in Japanese garden layouts and structure. Very Zen. Lovely mix of Buddhism and Shinto. Expected to see more varieties of plant - but they are...More

Thank NSTP81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I went there, it was sunny so I could see plenty of color. The parc is really quite. With a lot of flours.

Thank Dwight Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been visiting the Nitobe Garden for more than 50 years. It is a beautiful place with ever-changing vistas of flowers, shrubs, trees, ponds, and Japanese sculpture year-round. For a peaceful retreat or a pleasant interlude in a natural setting, this garden is the place...More

Thank madaunt2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The beauty and tranquility we experienced on this smallish memorial garden was amazing! If you are going to the UBC Botanical Garden or Museum of Anthropology, it is definitely worth incorporating the Nitobe Memorial Garden into your visit.

Thank Woodie J
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

The garden is very beautiful and a wonderful example of Japanese garden design. It is a long way from the city meaning a $35 taxi or the B99 bus and about 35 mins plus 15 min walk. The garden is good but not really worth...More

Thank Ray W
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Considered as 1 of the 5 nicest Zen garden in the world, I was stunned by its beauty, serenity. Only 3 or 4 individuals were visiting that afternoon. A must see when you go next door to the MOA.

Thank Babofzerockies
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

The garden is very small but it is peaceful, perfectly designed and literally you would feel as if u were in Japan. You will need no longer than 40 minutes, but with a good book it will be great to stay longer

Thank Anna K
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Having travelled extensively through Japan, I can tell you that this is as authentic a Japanese garden as I've ever seen. The visit would be short if all you did was to follow the path per the instructions handed out at the entrance. However, to...More

Thank SLowenfeld
Reviewed 4 August 2017

This Japanese garden is beautifully maintained. It is not very big. You can easily walk through it in 10 minutes, but I recommend taking your time to slow down and really appreciate its many features and subtlety of design.

Thank vetism
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
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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.