Plants plus Collections
June in the Garden 2023
After the lull in mid-May when the rhododendrons, early herbaceous perennials and late bulbs take a needed breath, June is when the summer flowers really start coming into their own.
By Garden Communications on May 31, 2023
Tips & Techniques from our Horticulturists
Late last year our horticulturists and Shop Friends of the Garden were busily researching beautiful bulbs to showcase and sell at the Garden. With spring’s arrival, it’s a great opportunity to share some tips and techniques from our horticulturists. Christopher and Scott are both Horticulturists working in the Front Entrance garden area. Christopher takes […]
By jendougl on May 12, 2023
May in the Garden 2023
This blog explores the collections and plants of interest to visitors at UBC Botanical Garden.
By Garden Communications on April 26, 2023
April in the Garden 2023
This month’s dispatch continues our examination of conifers at UBC Botanical Garden. As promised, pines—species in the genus Pinus—are the subject of the April blog and tour.
By Garden Communications on March 27, 2023
March in the Garden 2023
This month’s offering is another exploration of the Botanical Garden’s conifers.
By Garden Communications on February 27, 2023
February in the Garden 2023
Following the blogs on Southern Hemisphere conifers, the February instalment is an introduction to western North American conifers in the cypress family (Cupressaceae).
By Garden Communications on January 30, 2023
January in the Garden 2023
Happy New Year! Following December’s discussion of Australasian conifers, as promised this blog post is devoted to South American ones.
By Garden Communications on January 3, 2023
December in the Garden 2022
I don’t often mention the Botanical Garden’s conifers in these pages, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have ones worth investigating.
By Garden Communications on November 18, 2022
November in the Garden 2022
November is a time when garden plants often descend into subtlety. However, there are some exceptions.
By Garden Communications on October 26, 2022
October in the Garden 2022
October is often the best month to see berries and other colourful fruits in the Botanical Garden, and—hungry birds notwithstanding—2022 will go down as an impressive year for berry viewing.
By Garden Communications on September 26, 2022