Articles and Papers
UBC Botanical and Nitobe Memorial Garden join PaRx National Nature Prescription program
In Vancouver, PaRx has partnered with another major organization to improve access to nature for those who need it most. Beginning this month, the University of British Columbia Botanical Garden and Nitobe Memorial Garden are offering unlimited free admission to patients who display a copy of their PaRx prescription and matching ID at the gate.
By Garden Communications on January 31, 2022
Sunflowers’ invisible colours help them attract bees and adapt to drought
Jan 18, 2022 | For more information, contact Peter Meiszner It turns out sunflowers are more than just a pretty face: the ultraviolet colours of their flowers not only attract pollinators, but also help the plant regulate water loss, according to new UBC research. The dense collection of yellow petals of a sunflower (technically an […]
By Garden Communications on January 20, 2022
Learning from Mycorrhizal Networks to Inform UBC Campus Landscape Design Strategies
Student Nick Mantegna explores how UBC campus spaces can improve resiliency and biodiversity through biomimicry—the practice of applying nature’s design to sustainably solve human design challenges.
By Garden Communications on August 30, 2021
Birding at the Botanical Garden: Adapting to the Impacts of COVID-19
During regular operations, UBC Botanical Garden hosts Nature Vancouver’s monthly bird surveys, but the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent closing of the Garden earlier this year disrupted this citizen science project’s progress and data.
By Garden Communications on October 8, 2020
Maples Turning Red: one in five maple species are at high risk of extinction
One in five maple species are at high risk of extinction. Only concerted conservation efforts will prevent their extinction.
By Garden Communications on October 1, 2020
Associate Director Dr. Tara Moreau Collaborates to Publish Articles from Crop Diversity Symposium
The special issue was released by Crop Science for November-December 2019 was inspired by the crop wild relatives symposium in Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Tara Moreau, Associate Director, Sustainable Communities, at UBC Botanical Garden co-authored three papers in the special issue.
By Garden Communications on December 12, 2019
To Save Biodiversity and Feed the Future, First Cure “Plant Blindness”
Much attention focused on loss of animals – particularly the rhinos and other large charismatic ones. But the decline of plants should be just as unnerving.
By Garden Communications on May 24, 2019
Gardens as spaces for relaxation and restoration
Dr. Mohamed Elsadek, Dr. Minkai Sun, Ryo Sugiyama, and Eijiro Fujii look into the restorative potential of gardens.
By Garden Communications on November 22, 2018
How sustainability education can shift attitudes towards the environment
Ivana Zelenika, Dr. Tara Moreau, Oliver Lane, and Dr. Jiaying Zhao investigate the effects of attending our Sustainable Communities Field School.
By Garden Communications on November 13, 2018
A Zero Waste Q+A with Ivana Zelenika
Preventing contamination into waste streams is just as important as recycling itself.
By Garden Communications on June 27, 2018