David C. Lam Asian Garden Irrigation Upgrade to Begin February 2018

The David C. Lam Asian Garden will be closed for construction between mid-February 2018 and mid-March 2018. The current irrigation infrastructure will be replaced with a modernized, expanded system. This will help us preserve the Garden’s existing Asian collection and accommodate new collections for the next 25 years, as well as conserve water.

For nearly three decades, the David C. Lam Asian Garden has provided researchers, students, and visitors to UBC Botanical Garden the opportunity to interact with plants otherwise exclusive to Asia. The garden currently houses an extensive collection, including over 400 rhododendrons, a diverse array of maples (some of considerable conservation value) and an unrivalled collection of climbers. The majority of plants in the Asian Garden represent documented collections from the wild.

This project continues UBC Botanical Garden’s mission to assemble, curate and maintain a documented collection of temperate plants for the purposes of research, conservation, education, community outreach and public display.

More information about the irrigation installation project will be shared in January 2018.

Learn how your visit will be impacted during construction. Up to date closure information will be posted here.

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