Garden Blog

Exploring Nature’s Classroom: Horticulture Training Program Field Trip 

Posted on January 18, 2024 by Garden Communications

  In horticulture training, learning extends beyond the walls of lecture halls and the borders of the garden. The immersive experience of a field trip offers students an invaluable opportunity to connect theory with practice while nurturing their passion for plants and the environment. To start off the new school year, UBC Botanical Garden’s Horticulture […]
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Sharing a Piece of Nitobe Memorial Garden: Japanese Maple Sharing Event for Families 

Posted on December 5, 2023 by Kai Owa | Sustainability and Community Programs Facilitator | UBC 2nd year in Bachelor of Urban Forestry

On November 5th, 2023, we hosted our first Japanese maple sharing event for families at Nitobe Memorial Garden. We were happy to have 17 families and 50 people in total join us at this exciting event and share a piece of Nitobe Memorial Garden with them. Mini-maple enthusiasts had a wonderful time digging up Japanese […]
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December 2023 in the Garden

Posted on January 2, 2024 by Garden Communications

Following on from our plunge into evergreen viburnums in November, I thought it appropriate to continue delving into UBC Botanical Garden’s vast collection of broad-leaved evergreens. The rhododendron family, Ericaceae, is a good place to start for December. Rhododendron is a veritable treasure-trove of assets in the Garden, and when not flowering, provides a verdant […]
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November in the Garden 2023

Posted on December 5, 2023 by Garden Communications

A wide variety of broad-leaved evergreen plants flourish in our maritime climate. Foremost among the broadleaf collections at UBC Botanical Garden are rhododendrons.
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Feeding our Future: Celebrating World Food Day at the Garden

Posted on October 14, 2023 by Garden Communications

Like many students at UBC, I experience stress related to the rising cost of living and have fortunately found some relief through UBC’s food security programs such as Sprouts, Agora Café, UBC Farm, Food Hub Market, and the AMS Food Bank. Working with the Healthy Harvest program this semester has helped me connect with where […]
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