UBC Botanical Garden
UBC Botanical Garden
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10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Tickets are available for sale on our website. ~ Immerse yourself in the world of wild-collected plants! Garden highlights include internationally recognized collections of magnolias and maples. Stroll through our impressive Asian garden with over 400 kinds of rhododendrons, travel the continents in our alpine garden, explore our BC rainforest garden, head back in time in our traditional physic garden overflowing with herbs, discover food growing techniques in the food garden and much more.
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Neighbourhood: University Land Endowments
An area as rich in history as it is in natural beauty, the expansive parkland of the University Land Endowments is protected by the city in cooperation with the University of British Columbia. A large green space studded by rose gardens, Japanese rock gardens, botanic gardens, canopy walks, regional parkland, and hiking trails, the University Land Endowments are a breath of fresh air. Combining a commitment to preserving nature with a similar promise to preserve culture, its valleys are also home to the First Nations heritage museum, the biodiversity museum, and anthropological and memorial exhibitions. From its highest canopies to the sandy shorelines of Wreck Beach, its serenity is preserved by the University buildings that dot it, combining Mother Nature and scholarship.
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VncrCanada
Vancouver, Canada226 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Couples
I don’t agree with the last review at all! The Annual apple festival is the highlight of the Fall season for us over many years. The price is very reasonable, less than $10 for entry and tasting tent. And the reviewer’s estimate of $1 per Apple is a bargain - have they tried buying apples at the grocery store lately - woody, stale ones no less at a very high price. By contrast, the Apple festival apples are always fresh and juicy. Instead of complaining, they should volunteer at the festival. It is a great service to the community! The vendors at the festival are cool as well, some unique stuff.
The garden is lovely year-round and a great place for birdwatching. The gift shop at the garden is lovely as well, lots of nature-related items.
Written November 3, 2023
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ted b
9 contributions
Aug. 2023
I look at UBC Garden as two different places.
1) The first is the Japanese Garden, which is more of a rainforest atmosphere. That is more trees than garden. And in there you'll find the tree tops adventure, several suspension bridges. Even though they are secure, it can be a workout, keeping your balance while navigating through. For me, more of a workout than Capilano, but it's not difficult.

If you do take the tree top adventure and Ian or someone from the company is there, take a few minutes and start a conversation. The suspension bridges are run by a private company, who has locations all over the world. I'm glad I stopped to talk.

2) The second part is the garden part, as you'll see in the picture above. I was there in August and didn't see a whole lot of flowers in bloom, but still a very nice walk through the park
Written August 26, 2023
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I9917TWbarbaram
26 contributions
Aug. 2023
They have 2 separate sections, the forest area and the section that is more traditional for botanical gardens. Both sections offer up beautiful and peaceful experiences. I enjoyed them in different ways. The 'Tree Walk' is not for the faint of heart because the 'bridges' have a great deal of sway/movement. So, this may not be for everyone but is a small element of the gardens. The Botanical Gardens are worth a visit.
Written August 20, 2023
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Sartzetakis E
Thessaloniki, Greece118 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Family
An excellent place to spend couple of hours (and you do need them) relaxing. The gardens are full of smell, and when away from the street traffic, nice bird singing. You get the feeling of being away from city life and into all kind of different environments, since the gardens host quite a variety of flora. Highly recommended for relaxation and having a nice talk seating on the many benches. Make sure you have plenty of time... an hour is not enough.
Written June 3, 2023
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AkramHusain
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia66 contributions
Jan. 2022
Massive Garden - an incredible experience. I recommend that all visitors plan their day; this place requires hours. The entry fee is around 5 CAD$ per adult (paid parking is available). The trees are massively big, the garden is pristinely maintained. The staff is very polite and helpful. My family enjoyed the time here. This place is a must-visit for tourists visiting Vancouver.
Written December 1, 2022
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Alejandro B
Ottawa, Canada971 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Solo
I had a fantastic time here. Although I came to see the gardens, I discovered that there was also a 310 metre-long tree top canopy walkway that was amazing. The garden/arboretum space was also very large, and I was not able to see everything (plan to come here during my next visit). Definitely among the top three experiences during my five-day Vancouver stay.

Note: Me and my wife did not go to the Capilano suspension bridge, as we found the nearly $70 ticket per person for transport from downtown and park entrance to be too high. However, for the price of bus fare to UBC and $24 that gave you access to the botanical garden and tree walkway, I don't feel that I missed out on any bridge experiences.
Written September 5, 2022
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HAS_08
Pittsburgh, PA61 contributions
May 2022 • Family
This is a surprisingly large botanical garden that is well maintained and easy to walk through. If you are on the UBC campus, it is worth stopping by (expect to spend at least 45 minutes in the gardens) but not a stand alone destination unless you are obsessed with plants.
Written May 18, 2022
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Kathryn H
10 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Couples
Unfortunately I was rather underwhelmed by this garden. The first part is very natural and has many magnolias, some azaleas and rhododendrons planted among the large trees. While they’re beautiful in flower the effect is more of an arboretum with flowering shrubs rather than a garden. Through the tunnel the more formal garden is aptly named but alas at this time of year (late April) most plants are just coming out of dormancy so not much of interest and the productive garden is not even planted. I was disappointed not to see more spring bulbs and hellebores especially as the public displays in Vancouver are so spectacular although perhaps a little too perfect! Am I too picky?!
Written April 20, 2022
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Jacob P
Edmonton, Canada4 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Friends
The gardens are lovely to walk through and the staff are super friendly. The Tree Walk was definitely the highlight. We decided to do this Tree Walk over the Capilano Suspension Bridge and we're super happy with our decision. Highly recommend!
Written April 2, 2022
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aka_smitty
Woodstock191 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Solo
Visited the property in Oct and enjoyed the beautiful colours. Parking meter easy to use. Trails were well labeled and map was accurate and easy to follow. Tree walk was fun addition. Traffic noise makes it hard to hear the birds and GPS directions were inaccurate. I spent 2.5hrs here and didn't see it all. Happy to go back, would love to visit at different times of the year.
Written October 26, 2021
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