January 2020 in the Garden

January 2020 in the Garden

Winter is a good time for planning. When it’s cold the horticultural and curatorial staff spend considerable time planning for the next growing season—what to plant, what to remove, what to prune, and what infrastructure needs upgrading.

Associate Director Dr. Tara Moreau Collaborates to Publish Articles from Crop Diversity Symposium

Associate Director Dr. Tara Moreau Collaborates to Publish Articles from Crop Diversity Symposium

The special issue was released by Crop Science for November-December 2019 was inspired by the crop wild relatives symposium in Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Tara Moreau, Associate Director, Sustainable Communities, at UBC Botanical Garden co-authored three papers in the special issue.

2019 UNLEASH Reflections: Growing Global Goals Through Youth Leadership 

2019 UNLEASH Reflections: Growing Global Goals Through Youth Leadership 

Dr. Tara Moreau and graduate student Andrea Byfuglien had the privilege of participating at UNLEASH 2019 to work towards solutions for UN-SDG Goal 13 – Climate Action. 

December 2019 in the Garden

December 2019 in the Garden

This time of year is sometimes considered perilous in the garden. Obviously, there’s the potential for ice and snow, and the danger those pose to pedestrians and to brittle-branched, broadleaved evergreens like Magnolia grandiflora, but the greater shame, it seems to me, is the attitude that the garden is not worth visiting in the winter.

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.