In the Community
2023 Tourism Challenge
The Tourism Challenge is an annual tradition and is an amazing opportunity to explore the many wonderful attractions in the Vancouver area. This year, we are proud to announce that UBC Botanical Garden and Nitobe Memorial Garden are both participating in the Tourism Challenge from April 22-May 31, 2023. There are four opportunities to get […]
By ariel baena-tan on April 21, 2023
Biodiversity Days: Family Nature Walk returned for its Second Annual Celebration
Follow the journey of young nature-lovers, as they experienced this year’s second annual Family Nature Walk as part of our month-long Biodiversity Days celebration.
By Garden Communications on June 6, 2022
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
Erin Despard: Artist in Residence update
Plant Propagation for the People: A Community Design Process
By Garden Communications on January 4, 2022
Friends of the Garden (FOGs) Feature: September-October 2021
This regular feature will highlight the activities of the Friends of UBC Botanical Garden (FOGs), a close-knit volunteer group at the Garden, as they continue their contributions and community during the pandemic and beyond. Learn more and sign up to become a FOG.
By Garden Communications on August 30, 2021
Artist in Residence Zine Available Online
THE TOMATOES BETWEEN US, a zine by our Artist in Residence Dr. Erin Despard, shares her thoughts a bike ride delivering tomato seedlings around a socially distanced Vancouver. Read it here!
By Garden Communications on August 26, 2021
UBC Botanical Garden Hortline Service Celebrates 40+ Years of Helping Gardeners
The Hortline celebrates its 40th official anniversary this year! To recognize this important milestone, we catch up with Hortline co-founder David Tarrant and current Chair Ronda Tuyp.
By Garden Communications on August 19, 2021
How to Prevent Food Plants from “Bolting”
Shop in the Garden FOG Sharon Hanna shares tips for growing herbs and greens in the summer to avoid “bolting.”
By Garden Communications on July 29, 2021
Plants, Computers and Community: Celebrating the Garden Forum’s 20th Anniversary
Founder Daniel Mosquin (Garden Research Manager), discusses the importance of this digital resource for the plant-loving communities to commemorate its 20th anniversary.
By Garden Communications on July 22, 2021
David Suzuki Foundation’s Butterflyway Project: A Citizen Science Collaboration
UBC student Alex Wong shares his insights from working with the citizen science project, the Butterflyway Project, alongside UBC Botanical Garden, the David Suzuki Foundation, and faculty.
By Garden Communications on June 25, 2021