January 2019 in the Garden

January 2019 in the Garden

When rhododendrons are not in flower, people tend to look elsewhere, but rhododendrons are definitely worth a second glance.

Bird-friendly green spaces

Bird-friendly green spaces

The Friends of the Garden (FOGs) have been working closely with Nature Vancouver to complete monthly bird biodiversity assessments in the Garden.

Apple Festival 2018

Apple Festival 2018 was a huge success!

The 27th UBC Apple Festival was a huge success thanks to more than 18,800 visitors and volunteers that participated in festivities at UBC Botanical Garden on Oct. 13 & 14.

Viburnum davidii

December 2018 in the Garden

Viburnums, while a diverse lot, they can usually be recognized by their toothed leaves arranged in opposite pairs along the stems, flattened clusters of small white flowers and berry-like fruits.

Gardens as spaces for relaxation and restoration

Gardens as spaces for relaxation and restoration

Dr. Mohamed Elsadek, Dr. Minkai Sun, Ryo Sugiyama, and Eijiro Fujii look into the restorative potential of gardens.

How sustainability education can shift attitudes towards the environment

How sustainability education can shift attitudes towards the environment

Ivana Zelenika, Dr. Tara Moreau, Oliver Lane, and Dr. Jiaying Zhao investigate the effects of attending our Sustainable Communities Field School.

Meet Ben Stormes

Meet Ben Stormes

As the Curator and Horticulturist of North America Gardens at UBC Botanical Garden, you can find Ben Stormes working hard on all things collections, curation, and horticulture.

November 2018 in the Garden

November 2018 in the Garden

Rhododendrons are generally known for their flowers, but recognizing and celebrating them for their foliage is sometimes a better bet.

Birds of UBC Botanical Garden

Birds of UBC Botanical Garden

We have launched a new bird brochure that highlights the birds you can find at UBC  Botanical Garden

Hydrangea (Dichroa) febrifuga

October 2018 in the Garden

In the fall, plants transition from cool, restful shades of green to warmer hues presented by leaves and berries.