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8 Thoughtful Gifts for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to honour the incredible mothers who have shaped our lives with their love, wisdom, and unwavering support. Show your appreciation with gestures that truly reflect the depth of our gratitude and affection. Here a

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iNaturalist – Plant Phenology

We have created a project called Flowers of UBC Botanical Garden to understand patterns in the phenology of our plant collections. We encourage the public to participate in our project by capturing at least one photograph (ideally three) of easily acce

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May in the Garden 2024

Rhododendron molle subsp japonicum Although April is the peak of rhododendron bloom in the David C. Lam Asian Garden, there are plenty more to come in May. The Azalea Glade, which is reached off of Henry and Fortune Trails, east of Upper Asian Way, hol

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April in the Garden 2024

Prunus ‘Accolade’ 2024 will go down as an exceptional year for ornamental cherries, but one of the least predictable for timing. For example, the flowering schedule outlined in the handbook Ornamental Cherries in Vancouver, published in 2014 after seve

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Lunar New Year Market 2024 Recap

After 2023’s resounding success, we grew this year’s event – doubling the size – bringing in new and wonderful local vendors, food trucks, workshops, and adventures for all guests.  A symbol of good fortune and prosperity, this year’s zodiac, the Drago

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March in the Garden 2024

  Rhododendron pachytrichum In the March 2017 blog, I wrote about spring-flowering rhododendrons. I hope you’ll forgive me for returning to this subject, but I’ve seldom seen as extensive a bud-set on rhododendrons as they are providing us this ye

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