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Lunar New Year Market 2024 Recap

Posted on May 1, 2024 by Garden Communications

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 Dragon, is celebrated for ruling the weather and fruitful harvest (Duncan, C. (February 9, 2024) Why is […]
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March in the Garden 2024

Posted on April 3, 2024 by Garden Communications

  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 year. Most visitors know that UBC Botanical Garden has an excellent collection of rhododendrons; at last count there […]
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Welcoming Derek Churchill, Interim Principal Instructor for the Horticulture Training Program

Posted on May 1, 2024 by kyu28

The Garden is excited to welcome Derek Churchill, as interim Principal Horticulture Training Program Instructor. Derek is a seasoned Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist with two decades of experience in the landscape trade. With a long-term focus on plants and soil, Derek is able to impart his of knowledge to ensure the application of horticultural best management practices. His […]
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Far Reaches Botanical Conservancy’s Patagonian Tour with Laura Caddy

Posted on May 15, 2024 by Garden Communications

This January I was very fortunate to be included in Far Reaches Botanical Conservancy’s Patagonian Tour. This was an excellent educational opportunity to join a small group of 12 botanists, horticulturists and plant enthusiasts, led by renowned expert and botanist Marcela Ferreyra. The itinerary focused on observing alpine flora, as January is the best time […]
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February in the Garden 2024

Posted on February 28, 2024 by Garden Communications

January was a bit of a sock in the jaw, wasn’t it? Every single flower that was open on January 10th (and there were plenty) was frozen solid by suppertime on the 11th. Let’s hope February doesn’t give us a repeat performance. Not to worry, though—UBC Botanical Garden has plenty of cold-hardy broad-leaved evergreens that […]
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