Summer at UBC Botanical Garden means flowers. Some of the most popular summer flowers are salvias (sages) and their relatives.
When institutions have big milestones, like the 100th birthday of the UBC Botanical Garden, the anniversary can seem intangible. What exactly is being celebrated and why? The Garden Days event I helped to organize on the weekend of June 17-19 gave me a
By Richard Hallman, UBC Botanical Garden Pomologist in Residence UBC Botanical Garden was established on the UBC campus in 1916. The Garden is now celebrating its 100th anniversary, but it wasn’t until the 1960s that the Garden moved to its current loc
UBC Botanical Garden, the Nitobe Memorial Garden and the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre are pleased to host a presentation by Dr. Tsunenori Nitobe from the Nitobe Shrine and Museum in Towada-shi. Dr. Nitobe will present “Dr. Inazo Nitobe an
UBC Botanical Garden is pleased to announce that Dr. Loren Rieseberg has joined the Garden as Associate Director, Research.
In April 2016, Celeste Snowber performed her Spring Incarnata to a sold out audience on a perfect Saturday afternoon. As the new Artist in Residence at UBC Botanical Garden, Celeste uses dance, poetry and the David C. Lam Asian Garden to interpret the
In the Entrance Plaza outside of the Shop in the Garden sits a small, sparsely branched deciduous tree with showy, summer-borne, lavender-pink flowers. The tree is known as a chitalpa and there is another, smaller specimen near the Roseline Sturdy Amph
June is high season for herbaceous perennials at the Botanical Garden. There are half a dozen areas around the garden where herbaceous displays are prominent, but in terms of sheer real estate, the Asian Garden’s herbaceous collection overshadows all t
PlayStations, iPads, and social media have replaced nature as a source of entertainment in the lives of many children and adults in today’s western society. We are constantly bombarded with text messages, emails and media updates in our private and cor
This year, like last, will go down as one of the better years for flowers and strong, healthy growth. Conditions are so similar to last year’s that I could just insert the May 2015 in the Garden article, change a few names, and no one would be the wise