Nitobe Memorial Garden donates koi to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Nitobe Memorial Garden donates koi to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Ornamental koi are once again swimming in the pond at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. Three adult koi and 344 juvenile koi were removed from the pond last November after a river otter entered the Garden and killed 11 koi. The fish were kept at the Vancouver Aquarium for safekeeping. Half of the juvenile […]

May 2019 in the Garden

May 2019 in the Garden

While we have a huge diversity of maples in the Garden, the fork-branched group of maples is especially prominent.

The Season of the Sakura

The Season of the Sakura

Douglas shares his insight on the impacts of weather on flowering with Global BC.

April 2019 in the Garden

April 2019 in the Garden

There are some four hundred and fifty different kinds of rhododendrons in UBC Botanical Garden’s collections. Most of them flower in April, so I thought it appropriate to make this month’s offering include a few of them.

Jo Bridge Memorial Fund to support development of new Pacific Slope Garden

Jo Bridge Memorial Fund to support development of new Pacific Slope Garden

In the late fall of 2016 UBC Botanical Garden lost one of its longest-standing Friends of the Garden, Jo Bridge. Jo joined the FOGs in 1976 and served in various capacities as a volunteer for the Garden for 40 years.

UBC Botanical Garden featured in Weddingbells’ Spring/Summer 2019 Issue
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.