UBC Botanical Garden is Canada’s oldest university botanic garden, established in 1916 under the directorship of John Davidson, British Columbia’s first provincial botanist. The original mission of the garden was research into the native flora of British Columbia. Over the past 100 years, the mission of UBC Botanical Garden has broadened to include education, research, conservation, community outreach, and public display of temperate plants from around the world.
Explore the Garden’s rich history with a timeline celebrating the last 100 years.
Vision & Mission
Learn about the vision and mission of Canada’s oldest university botanical garden.
Artist in Residence
Find out more about our Artist in Residence program.