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UBC Botanical Garden

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Mark P wrote a review Sep. 2020
Vancouver Island, Canada3 contributions1 helpful vote
For 5 years now, I have been visiting the UBC Botanical Garden with my sons. We have always enjoyed our visit and our shopping experience at the gift shop. As we are Univeristy Neighbourhood Association (UNA) members (i.e. we live on the UBC campus), our admission has been free. I am surprised and disappointed to see that UNA members are now being asked to pay for their visit. One of the advantages of living at UBC is the access to world class facilities and services. I will be striking the UBC botanical Garden (and gift shop) off my list and will visit the Pacific Spirit Park instead (as it, fortunately, remains free to UNA members).
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from UBCgarden, Communications Dept. at UBC Botanical Garden
Responded Sep. 10, 2020
Hello neighbour. We have some good news to share with you. Access to attractions at UBC is paid for by the UNA for their residents through agreements with individual attractions on campus. Although the previous agreement lapsed three years ago the Garden continued to extend access and other benefits to UNA members as long as it was able to. We are pleased to announce that the UNA has once again made arrangements for residents to have access to UBC Botanical Garden with your community services card. We hope to welcome you back to UBC Botanical Garden and Nitobe Memorial Garden soon. If you have any additional questions about your community services card benefits please contact the UNA for more information.
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Richard C wrote a review Mar. 2020
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Those trees could just chill you with their stories but you have to slow down and really look! They can say so much to those who listen. Old grown Douglas Firs and Redwoods and then there are those majestic Cedar that are so tall and straight. Some still bare the paddle marks from those cutters that have gone before. Such a magical place to reflect and wonder! Yet this place is still in the city!
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from UBCgarden, Communications Dept. at UBC Botanical Garden
Responded Mar. 10, 2020
Thank you for leaving your review. We are glad that you had an enjoyable visit!
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lazigirl wrote a review Oct. 2019
Vernon, Canada657 contributions266 helpful votes
We only saw a portion of the gardens due to time, we saved the rest for another trip. The portion we saw was mainly a woodland garden. Very beautiful and interesting to walk around. The tree walk was "interesting". My son and husband enjoyed it. I found it difficult, I'm not afraid of heights but I found the sway more exaggerated than other similar walks. I have been ok on high tree canopy walks in Costa Rica so I struggle to identify my issue. I think it was the narrowness of the bridges combined with sway. Its also very long. To help others, I think the length of the walk would be useful, along with mention of narrowness and height. I do not think it is suitable for those requiring mobility aides such as walking sticks/canes as they would need to hold on to something as well and the walkways require constant "letting go", to move to the next short section. I also found some of the "walls" to be short, and I'm short! I'm 5"3".
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from UBCgarden, Communications Dept. at UBC Botanical Garden
Responded Oct. 29, 2019
Thank you for your review - we are glad that you enjoyed your visit. We very much appreciate the feedback on your experience on the Tree Walk and will take your suggestions about accessibility and including information about the height and width of the walk into consideration. We hope you are able to return to explore the rest of the Garden!
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Mellie2013 wrote a review Oct. 2019
Port Moody, Canada2,691 contributions284 helpful votes
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Haven't visited the Botanical Garden in years. Boy has it grown up, matured and evolved. The trees around the grounds are diverse and would be amazing in the spring when the rhododendrons bloom. We visited in September and the trails were surrounded by green, no autumn colours yet. We visited at the end of a drizzly day, alone on the paths to enjoy the peaceful beauty of the trees. Refreshing, tranquil and quiet. Our favourite part of the Botanical garden was the GreenHeart Treewalk. As adults we walked across the suspended walkway, channelling our inner children. Laughing at the swaying of the suspension bridges. The walk reaches high into the canopy and looks down onto the forest floor. A great perspective. However if you suffer from acrophobia or swaying bridges, this might not be for you. The Gift Store was full of interesting plants, books and gifts for the gardening enthusiast. The store staff were helpful and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this garden to all locals and tourists.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from UBCgarden, Communications Dept. at UBC Botanical Garden
Responded Oct. 17, 2019
Thank you very much for your kind and thoughtful review. You're right in saying that the bridge is not for everyone due to its height and movement, which we are taking steps to inform visitors prior to the walk. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope you are able to visit again, perhaps in the spring to see the rhododendrons!
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Dawn B wrote a review Oct. 2019
Portland, Oregon12 contributions
Loved the tree walk—just high enough and just sway-ey enough to be lots of fun. Seven suspension bridges link to platforms with excellent signage and explanations. The Botanical Gardens are lovely as well. We combined this with a visit to the Museum of Anthropology (a mile away) for a wonderful day of sightseeing in Vancouver. If I had children, I would bribe them to pay attention at the museum by telling them I would take them on the tree walk afterwards!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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