UBC Botanical Garden and TEALEAVES take unique collaboration to World Biodiversity Forum

UBC Botanical Garden and TEALEAVES take unique collaboration to World Biodiversity Forum

The Garden and its partner TEALEAVES will discuss biomimetic solutions for global issues at the World Biodiversity Forum.

UBC Botanical Garden and TEALEAVES present at World Biodiversity Forum 2020

UBC Botanical Garden and TEALEAVES present at World Biodiversity Forum 2020

UBC Botanical Garden and TEALEAVES will present “The Garden of Secrets” film at the WBF in Davos, Switzerland.

UNLEASH Reflections: The Global Goals in Action

UNLEASH Reflections: The Global Goals in Action

Graduate student Andrea Byfuglien shares her experience attending UNLEASH to participate in climate solutions with Garden Dr. Tara Moreau

February 2020 in the Garden

February 2020 in the Garden

Because of the lack of deciduous leaf cover in the winter, all of our bamboos stand out with particular lushness in February, making it an excellent time to have a look at them.

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.