Garden Blog

Renewal of the Espalier Fruit Tree Collection

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

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An Evening with Dr. Tsunenori Nitobe

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

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Spring to Summer Incarnata: A Nature Narrative

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

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July 2016 in the Garden

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

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June 2016 in the Garden

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

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