UBC REC Triathlon: Detours and Road Closures – March 9

UBC REC Triathlon: Detours and Road Closures – March 9

Access to UBC Botanical Garden will be impacted but maintained.

March 2019 in the Garden

March 2019 in the Garden

As this past February was the coldest on record for Vancouver, I am continuing with the theme of cautious weather forecasting by falling back on another group of broadleaved evergreens — bamboos.

Amanita phalloides. Photo by Adolf Ceska.

B.C.’s invasive mushrooms

In 1987, Paul Kroeger — a mushroom enthusiast of over 35 years and founding member of Vancouver Mycological Society — discovered a previously unidentified mushroom at the UBC Botanical Garden.

UBC Botanical Garden staff.

UBC Botanical Garden wins campus sustainability contest

UBC Botanical Garden is one of three winners in a campus-wide contest to reduce UBC’s energy use during the 2018/2019 holiday season.

February 2019 in the Garden

February 2019 in the Garden

As floral forecasts for the month can be unreliable, it’s probably better to focus on a fascinating, but ultimately more dependable winter plant feature: overwintering buds.

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.