Hidden among the tall western red cedar and Douglas fir trees is a magnificent collection of magnolia trees that are best viewed at this time of year when the bright white and pink blooms are out. Join Curator Andy Hill as he walks through the David C. Lam Asian Garden and shares our efforts to study, conserve and celebrate these special trees.
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. Many of the Garden’s magnolias are large trees, 10m tall or more,
which elicit awe from our garden visitors.
Date: Saturday, March 23rd 2024
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Location: UBC Botanical Garden, Garden Entrance, 6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver BC
General Admission: $20.00 plus tax
Concession (Garden Members, UNA Residents, Youth (13-17), Seniors (65+), UBC Students | Staff | Faculty. Valid ID card required.): $18.00 plus tax
Guide: Explore the Garden with your guide, Andy Hill, curator of the David C. Lam Asian Garden, where the majority of the Garden’s magnolias reside. Andy has been a horticulturalist then curator at UBC Botanical Gardens since 2000 and has made significant contributions to the Garden’s, particularly through various seed collecting trips.
Important Notes: Space is limited, register online to secure your spot! While children are always welcome, these tours are targeted for an adult audience. Tours will go ahead rain or shine.
Accessibility: Please note that this is a walking tour with very few locations to sit throughout the tour.
Cancellation Policies: UBC Botanical Garden does not have the capacity to refund tickets. If the performance is cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control, ticket holders will receive a gift card for the value of their tickets that can be redeemed for UBC Botanical Garden and Nitobe Memorial Garden admission and in The Shop in the Garden
Please note: Masks are no longer required but are recommended in indoor spaces on The University of British Columbia campus. Learn about Covid-19 protocols at UBC: covid19.ubc.ca.