November 2019 in the Garden

November 2019 in the Garden

Not long ago, while walking in the David C. Lam Asian Garden, I thought to myself, where did all of these scheffleras come from?

Collecting the Impossible moss: BC species key to charting 1 billion years of plant evolution

Collecting the Impossible moss: BC species key to charting 1 billion years of plant evolution

An international team of researchers have completed a massive effort to sequence genes from more than 1,100 plant species—an undertaking that saw UBC botanists collect rare mosses from remote corners of BC, and travel to the South Pacific to collect parasitic plants.

Masters of Geomatics for Environmental Management (MGEM) student smiling and inspecting colourful and flowering plants in UBC Botanical Food Garden

Harvesting Food Skills Program for Students, by Students

Food insecurity is a rising issue across Canadian universities and UBC is no exception. But UBC students are leveraging their knowledge to create solutions to food insecurity.

Local Gardens Growing Global Goals 

Local Gardens Growing Global Goals 

UBC Botanical Garden is working with student partners to bridge the gap between students and food security, an issue that is prominent not only on UBC’s Vancouver campus but across the world. 

October 2019 in the Garden

October 2019 in the Garden

Experience remarkable autumn colours to light up the shortening days. But not all deciduous trees produce vibrant autumn colour.

September 2019 in the Garden

September 2019 in the Garden

September is often overlooked as a good time to visit, but there is plenty to see and enjoy at this time of the year.

Attending the UN High-Level Political Forum as a Youth Delegate

Attending the UN High-Level Political Forum as a Youth Delegate

IRES MSc student, Andrea Byfuglien recaps her experience as a youth delegate at the UN High-Level Political Forum.

August 2019 in the Garden

August 2019 in the Garden

August is a bountiful time for gardeners. Learn about highlights this month throughout our garden.

Recap: The Garden of Secrets Launch & Screenings

Recap: The Garden of Secrets Launch & Screenings

A botanical garden isn’t just a garden filled with plants – it is a garden of ideas.

July 2019 in the Garden

July 2019 in the Garden

The name × Chitalpa may be strange to some, and certainly, most people are unfamiliar with the multiplication sign preceding a genus name, designating that the plant is a bi-generic hybrid.