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Re-connect with nature and plants at UBC Botanical Garden and Nitobe Memorial Garden. Health and safety measures are in place to ensure the wellbeing of our guests, members, and staff. As a result, entry to both Gardens will require booking in advance. Please see below to purchase tickets and reserve your entry time. Admission tickets will not be sold on-site.

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Important Considerations
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PLEASE NOTE:
Masks are now required in all indoor spaces at UBC, including washrooms. Learn more.

New parking charges now in effect by UBC Parking. Please visit UBC Parking for more info and to pay online.
The Shop in the Garden & Garden Centre are currently closed. Please check back again later for the new re-opening date.
Learn about our COVID-19 safety protocols.

Book Your Visit to UBC Botanical Garden

Note: The entry times are 30 minutes in length and indicate the window of time during which you need to enter the Garden. For example, if you select an 11:00 am-11:30 am entry time, you can enter the Garden any time between 11:00 am to 11:30 am. We suggest visitors enjoy the Garden for up to 90 minutes.

IMPORTANT: Once you reserve a ticket, you will receive an e-mail from “UBC Botanical Garden Online Shop” asking you to subscribe to receive your ticket information email. Please click “Subscribe” to receive confirmation emails to review your order. You will also get a reminder e-mail one day before your booked visit date.

Purchase your ticket here for Adult, Senior, Youth, Child, Family, UBC Alumni and non-UBC Student admissions.

Botanical Garden: Purchase tickets for March

Garden Members, Friends of the Garden Volunteers, UBC Cardholders, UNA Cardholders and Indigenous Peoples, please register here for your free entry time.

Botanical Garden: Register for timed entry for March

 

Hours of Operation

Wednesday-Sunday: 10 am-3 pm (last entry time at UBC Botanical Garden is 2 pm)
Monday-Tuesday: Closed

Greenheart TreeWalk will re-open April 1, 2021. Tickets for the TreeWalk will be available starting March 31, 2021.

How to Get Around

UBC Botanical Garden map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View a map of the Garden. The blue pathway is an accessible route. See the FAQ below for more information about accessibility in the Garden.

We look forward to welcoming you to UBC Botanical Garden.


Book Your Visit to Nitobe Memorial Garden

Note: Due to the smaller size of the garden, Nitobe Memorial Garden will be limited to 25-minute visits. We have reduced the entry cost to reflect the time limit of visits.

As a guest at Nitobe Memorial Garden, both entering and exiting must happen within a 25 minute window that begins at the start of the selected time-entry slot. We encourage you to come at the beginning of your entry time to maximize your time in the Garden. As an example, if your time-entry ticket is at 10:00 am., although you may enter between 10:00 am. and 10:20 am., you must exit the Garden by 10:25 am. See the FAQ below for more details.

IMPORTANT: Once you reserve a ticket, you will receive an e-mail from “UBC Botanical Garden Online Shop” asking you to subscribe to receive your ticket information email. Please click “Subscribe” to receive confirmation emails to review your order. You will also get a reminder e-mail one day before your booked visit date.

Purchase your ticket here for Adult, Senior, Youth, Child, Family, UBC Alumni and non-UBC Student admissions.

Nitobe Garden: Purchase tickets for March

Garden Members, Friends of the Garden Volunteers, UBC Cardholders, UNA Cardholders and Indigenous Peoples, please register here for your free entry time.

Nitobe Garden: Register for entry time for March

 

Hours of Operation

Wednesday-Sunday: 10 am-3 pm (last entry time at Nitobe Memorial Garden is 2:30 pm)
Monday-Tuesday: Closed

Thank you for your patience and support. We kindly ask that you bear with us during the early days of re-opening as we follow health and safety protocols to provide the safest and most enjoyable experience. If you have any feedback regarding the new ticketing system, please contact us at garden.info@ubc.ca.

We look forward to welcoming you to Nitobe Memorial Garden.


Important considerations

  • All visitors are required to book an entry time in advance. There are no on-site ticket purchases.
  • You will need to present your ticket and membership/UBC card (as relevant) on arrival. Tickets may be presented digitally on a mobile device or printed on paper. For sustainability reasons, we encourage digital tickets. Unfortunately, if you do not hold an entry ticket, you will not be able to enter the Garden.
  • Tickets are only available online for a specific entry time. If you miss your entry time, you will not be permitted entry.
  • Members and UBC Cardholders are required to show their membership or valid UBC card on entry. Friends of the Garden (FOG) volunteers are required to wear their nametag.
  • If the time you would like to visit is not available, please do not come on-site, as you will not be permitted entry. Please choose another entry date.
  • If you are sick or are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19, please do not visit the Garden. Please contact us at garden.info@ubc.ca. You can check your symptoms on the BC Covid-19 Self-Check website.
  • If you require assistance or have additional questions with purchasing, transferring or cancelling tickets, please contact garden.info@ubc.ca or call 604-822-3928. Someone will contact you within the business hours of 10 am – 2 pm.
  • All children under 13 must be accompanied by a guardian over 18 years of age.
  • UBC Botanical Garden and Nitobe Memorial Garden re-open March 3, 2021. The Greenheart TreeWalk re-opens April 1, 2021. The Shop in the Garden & Garden Centre will re-open soon. Please check on this website or social media for new re-opening date.

 


 

Garden Re-opening FAQ

The safety and wellbeing of our guests, members and staff is our topmost priority. All staff members are undergoing comprehensive training on COVID-19 safety and social protocols to ensure everyone’s safety while they work.

When you reserve a ticket, you will be sent a pre-visit email notifying you of the entry access guidelines and visitation protocols based on British Columbia’s and UBC’s guidelines, including information on social distancing, PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), and Hygiene and Hand Sanitizing.
There will be signage on hygiene, social distancing, building closures and limited amenities, such as available washrooms, at the entrance, information desk, and throughout the Garden. Everyone on-site will be advised to practice physical distancing by remaining at least six feet away from others while standing in lines or exploring the Garden. Directional information indicating the recommended walking routes will also be posted along paths.
All high traffic/high touch surfaces are cleaned at regular intervals. Shared spaces such as the Reception Centre, Garden Pavilion & Scholar’s Retreat have been modified and will allow limited occupancy. The Taylor Plaza will be closed.

While we strive to maintain health and safety guidelines provided by UBC and the province, the Garden is committed to providing a comfortable experience for all.
For guests with accessibility and mobility challenges, there will be accessible pathways marked throughout the David C. Lam Asian Garden. A limited number of benches will also be available throughout the Garden for guest needs. See the above-posted map of the garden to view a suggested accessible route in the Garden.
Please email us at garden.admissions@ubc.ca or call 604.822.4208 for more information on accessibility at the Garden and to notify us about your accessibility needs. We will do our best to ensure that we provide the best experience possible when you visit.

Starting from March 3, 2021
Wednesday-Sunday: 10 am-3 pm (last entry time is 2 pm at UBC Botanical Garden and 2:30 pm at Nitobe Memorial Garden)
Monday-Tuesday: Closed

You can purchase your ticket online at the links above, under "Book Your Visit to UBC Botanical Garden" and "Book Your Visit to Nitobe Memorial Garden." You can reserve a 30-minute entry time starting from 10 am. The last entry time is 2pm at UBC Botanical Garden and 2:30pm at Nitobe Memorial Garden.

Once you reserve a ticket, you will receive an e-mail from "UBC Botanical Garden Online Shop" asking you to confirm and subscribe to receive your ticket information email. Please click "Subscribe" to receive confirmation emails to review your order. You will also get a reminder e-mail one day before your booked visit date.

If you would like to change or cancel your entry time, please email us at garden.info@ubc.ca.

Only one month of reservations are available at a time. Please check back closer to the date you wish to visit.

No. We do not offer on-site ticket purchasing. You will need to reserve your ticket and entry time online to access the Garden.

UBC Botanical Garden: The entry times are 30 minutes in length and indicate the window of time during which you need to enter the Garden. For example, if you select an 11:00 am-11:30 am entry time, you can enter the Garden any time between 11:00 am to 11:30 am. We suggest visitors enjoy the Garden for up to 90 minutes.
Nitobe Memorial Garden: As a guest at Nitobe Memorial Garden, both entering and exiting must happen within a 25 minute window that begins at the start of the selected time-entry slot. We encourage you to come at the beginning of your entry time to maximize your time in the Garden. As an example, your time-entry ticket is at 10:00 a.m., although you may enter between 10:00 am and 10:20 am, you must exit the Garden by 10:25 am.

There will be no onsite food and beverage available at the Garden at this time, and there are no areas available for picnics or other gatherings.

The Shop in the Garden & Garden Centre will re-open soon. Please check on this website or social media for new re-opening date.

Greenheart TreeWalk will re-open April 1, 2021. Tickets for the TreeWalk will be available starting March 31, 2021.

 

We look forward to welcoming you back to UBC Botanical Garden and Nitobe Memorial Garden.