Books at UBC Botanical Garden

50 Keystone Fauna/Flora Species of Coastal British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest: A Pocket Guide By Collin Varner

Our curated selection of books for gardeners and nature lovers receive many compliments from our visitors. Special emphasis is placed on the Pacific Northwest and local authors, and both the scientific and the aesthetic aspects of gardening are well represented, featuring essential reference works on plant families, pruning, propagation and plant identification, gardening with native plants and the cultivation of fruits and vegetables. There are inspiring ideas for landscape design, while the aspiring artist can discover the joy of botanical painting. Nature lovers are well-served with a good selection of hiking and camping guides and a wealth of information on wild edible and medicinal plants, mushroom foraging and bird identification. For a relaxing good read our extensive collection of garden literature features all-time favourites and the best of what’s trending.

Our small collection of children’s books introduces our young visitors to the world of plants and animals, featuring board books, local authors and illustrators, historical classics, Caldecott medal winners, and the brilliant artistry of Roy Vickers.