Garden Highlights

Construction Update: UBC Botanical Garden has completed the pathway restoration and upgrading phase of our irrigation system replacement and expansion project in the David C. Lam Asian Garden. The newly surfaced pathways will greatly improve accessibility in the Garden, especially in wet weather. The final phase of our irrigation system upgrade, including beautification of the construction area, is underway, focussing on specific areas with minimal impact to our visitors. The new irrigation system supports our mission to assemble, curate and maintain a documented collection of temperate plants for the purposes of research, conservation, education, community outreach and public display. We thank our members, visitors and volunteers for their support and patience.

UBC Botanical Garden is a place where visitors of all ages can explore and learn about plants from every corner of the world. Learn about the different garden areas at UBC Botanical Garden below and don’t forget a visit to our off-site Japanese Tea and Stroll Garden, Nitobe Memorial Garden.

David C. Lam Asian Garden

Coastal native second-growth forest under-planted with Asian plants.

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E.H. Lohbrunner Alpine Garden

Mountainous plants from around the world organized into geographic areas.

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BC Rainforest Garden

Showcasing elements of the coastal rainforest of southwestern BC and the southern interior wet-belt.

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Carolinian Forest Garden

This garden area represents an eastern North American deciduous hardwood forest.

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Food Garden

Edible crops worked in a sustainable manner, using organic techniques.

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Harold & Frances Holt Physic Garden

The original botanical gardens built to educate physicians and apothecaries.

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Garry Oak Meadow and Woodland Garden

A threatened ecosystem showcasing biodiversity and First Nations influence.

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Other Gardens & Areas

Explore our arbour, winter, dwarf conifer, contemporary, pacific slope garden and more.

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