Magnolia Tour with Douglas Justice

Douglas Justice inspects tree

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020
Time: 11 am – 12:30 pm
Location: UBC Botanical Garden, Garden Entrance, 6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver BC, V6T 1Z4
Cost: Child $8, Concession* $10, Adults $12, taxes included, plus Eventbrite fees. *Concession = Garden Members, UNA Residents, Youth (13-17), Seniors (65+), UBC Students | Staff | Faculty. Valid ID card required.

UBC Botanical Garden is a magical place in early spring, in large part because of its extensive conservation collection of flowering Magnolias. The largest of Magnolia flowers are found on the Asian deciduous species, their selections and hybrids. Magnolias in this group produce flowers on naked stems in very early spring, before leaf emergence. This group is particularly well represented in the David C. Lam Asian Garden and plants in bloom—many of which are large trees, 10m tall or more—typically elicit much picture taking and gasps of pleasure by garden visitors.

Join Douglas Justice (Associate Director, Horticulture and Collections) for a special one-hour tour of the magnificent magnolia trees planted throughout the Garden.

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Instructor:  Along with duties as the Associate Director, Horticulture and Collections at UBC Botanical Garden, Douglas Justice also teaches in both the Applied Biology and Masters of Landscape Architecture programs at UBC, is head of the Garden’s Horticulture Training Program, and is involved with public and industry extension. A former nursery manager, gardener and horticulture instructor, Douglas holds a Bachelor’s degree in horticulture and a Master’s degree in botany. He recently headed up the team that created the App Vancouver Trees, available through iTunes and is currently writing a book on trees for the Vancouver area. He is an active member of a number of local, national and international plant and garden organizations including Alpine Garden Club of British Columbia, American Public Gardens Association, American Society of Plant Taxonomists, and BC Fruit Testers Association.

Important Notes: Space is limited, register online to secure your spot! While children are always welcomed, these tours are targeted for an adult audience. Please dress for the weather and bring footwear suitable for all terrains. Tours will go ahead rain or shine.

Parking: Free visitor parking for 3 hours, provided you enter your license plate.

Cancellation Policies: A $5.00 processing fee per attendee is charged if cancellation notice is less than 7 days prior to your scheduled tour. There is no fee for transferring the registration to another person. Cancellations can be made by contacting In the event that a tour is cancelled by UBC Botanical Garden, we will offer the option of transferring to another program or obtaining a full refund.