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UBC Botanical Garden

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Worth a second and third visit . Will come back during sunnier weather.

Visited on a rainy day but still loved the layout of the gardens and the tree top walk. We were... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2018
leohrt63
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Delta, Canada
Tree walk is fun, but there are better gardens in Vancouver

I wasn't all that impressed with the botanical gardens, to be honest. The highlight was definitely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
clarissal
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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...more
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6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't all that impressed with the botanical gardens, to be honest. The highlight was definitely the tree walk! We had lots of fun on that, but the rest I didn't find that great. I think Queen Elizabeth Park and VanDusen gardens are better (and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank clarissal
UBCgarden, Manager at UBC Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your experience. We are glad you enjoyed the TreeWalk and are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the Botanical Garden. Our garden is a scientific collection of plants from around the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't do much about when you travel sometimes but I did enjoy this garden the day I visited. The sun was out and gave everything such a nice glow of life after many days of rain. I felt the trails and boardwalks were well maintained,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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UBCgarden, Manager at UBC Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you! We look forward to hosting you again.

Reviewed December 18, 2018

These gardens have been on UBC Campus for years and it is a wonderful place to get away from the rigors of studies and teaching at one of Canada's beautiful places.

Date of experience: July 2018
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UBCgarden, Manager at UBC Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review.

Reviewed November 28, 2018

We've visited the UBC Botanical Garden many times and the Greenheart Tree Walk on two occasions. Definitely worthwhile and even small children can cope with the Tree Walk (ours was 3 1/2 yrs. of age), although it can sway quite a bit if many people...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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UBCgarden, Manager at UBC Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad you and your family enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed October 24, 2018

The garden is divided into two parts. The first, with trees, is very impressive, especially if you are not from BC. I did a walk tree tour which is unique, and I was lucky enough to have a guided tour. It is no additional cost...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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UBCgarden, Manager at UBC Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Thank your sharing your review!

Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Opened at 11:00, sold out of apples by 13:00. That’s like Germany’s Oktoberfest running out of beer. I got some maple syrup..and some nuts at the “Apple Festival”. Old ladies running the show, slow movers. No parking, no apples, no fun.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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UBCgarden, Manager at UBC Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your review of our Apple Festival event at UBC Botanical Garden. Our annual fundraising event, which is organized by the Friends of the Garden volunteers, is a two-day festival to raise much needed funds that support our...More

Reviewed October 10, 2018

You can't see what is available in one visit. If I lived in Vancouver I'd get an annual pass so I'd get to see all that the park has to offer all year. We don't live in Vcr so we'll just have to come back...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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UBCgarden, Manager at UBC Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Thank you for your feedback! We look forward to seeing you back at the garden.

Reviewed September 30, 2018

We went specially for the treetop walkway and it was definitely worth it. Even the kids loved it. Cannot take strollers to the walkway though since the trails are full of mulch. The place is very big and you can pretty much make a day...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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UBCgarden, Manager at UBC Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the treewalk as much as we do!

Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

Would love to visit here in spring, but it was lovely in autumn. Although I am not fond of heights I made myself do the tree top walk and it was amazing.

Date of experience: September 2018
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UBCgarden, Manager at UBC Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you back during the springtime.

Reviewed September 13, 2018

Visited on a rainy day but still loved the layout of the gardens and the tree top walk. We were lucky the gardens was almost deserted during our tree top walk. I cannot imagine numerous people on the sky bridges between trees. We talked with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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UBCgarden, Manager at UBC Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Thank you! We look forward to hosting you again in the summer season.

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jaynebutton12
July 26, 2018|
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Response from joshua b | Reviewed this property |
I always wear hiking boots during my travels.
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October 3, 2017|
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Response from geoffs609 | Reviewed this property |
There will not be much to see in October apart from the changing colour of the leaves of course. June is usually the best month for the flowering bushes and perennials. The Butchart Gardens are better but expensive. You do... More
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March 26, 2017|
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Response from UBCgarden | Property representative |
Magnolias and rhododendrons have just started to bloom! We've had an incredibly cold and snowy winter, so we are far behind what we've been experiencing in the past few years. While you could certainly see blooms in April... More
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