We are pleased to announce that our interpretive signs are fully updated and installed throughout the Garden! There are 65 signs in total, which serve to inform and orient guests as part of the Garden’s goals to complement in-person educational programming and supplement the visitor experience. Some of the signs act as a visual cue to indicate what each area is (such as the David C. Lam Asian Garden or the Food Garden) while also providing details about what makes that location unique. Other signs include explanations of botanical nomenclature, historical facts about UBC Botanical Garden, and information about specific Garden highlights, among other botanical garden-related themes.
The interpretive signage project took a year and a half to complete, and was undertaken by UBC Botanical Garden staff in collaboration with the Cygnus Group, a Canadian interpretive and way-finding signage company. Funding was made possible by a donation from the estate of Dennis Lloyd.
Submitted by Matias Taylor, Marketing & Communications Assistant, June 21, 2017