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UBC Botanical Garden

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6804 Marine Dr SW, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
+1 604-822-4208
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Still perfect views

Either coming for a performance or a graduation ceremony at the Chan Centre or just waling around... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
mabrondani
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Vancouver, Canada
great garden

Went there for a short walk with friends. The garden is very impressive and caters for all tastes... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2017
546james
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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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 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. Explore Vancouver’s Coastal Rainforest on the Greenheart TreeWalk eco-adventure, deep in the heart of UBC Botanical Garden. Discover your adventurous spirit as you navigate suspended walkways and tree platforms high above the forest floor. A unique and fun experience on swaying bridges amongst the treetops, the TreeWalk is a delight for kids and adults alike. No visit is complete without a visit to our well stocked Shop in the Garden and Garden Centre.
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  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“canopy walkway” (36 reviews)
“tree walk” (34 reviews)
“asian garden” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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6804 Marine Dr SW, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
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Reviewed January 5, 2018

Either coming for a performance or a graduation ceremony at the Chan Centre or just waling around the UBC campus, this garden is not gorgeous, but also offers you amazing views of the city (North), and the UBC campus. Great for walks and picture perfect...More

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Reviewed December 26, 2017

Went there for a short walk with friends. The garden is very impressive and caters for all tastes. Spent some time in the very interesting medicinal plants section.

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UBCgarden, Manager at UBC Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2018
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Reviewed November 30, 2017

A nice place to escape and enjoy the forest. Many large trees and plants to explore and walk through. Go on the tree walk. Exhilarating!

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UBCgarden, Manager at UBC Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2017

We are glad you enjoyed your forest escape in our garden and had a chance to experience the TreeWalk.

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Reviewed November 13, 2017

The gardens (rock, spice, medicine, meadow, etc) are very enjoyable to visit -- 4 stars. The tree-top walk (separate charge by a private company) was ok - probably best for teenagers; you walk around the forest on suspension bridges; informative guide tells you facts about...More

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Reviewed November 10, 2017

We didn't expect too much when we visited the UBC Botanical Gardens. It was late in the season and we did not think that there would be much in bloom. However, we were surprised because this is more than just gardens. There were expansive bush...More

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Reviewed November 10, 2017

Seasons change which causes changes to this wonderful Garden. It is outside please dress accordingly for the weather. Can spend hours here.

Thank Judith K
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Reviewed November 4, 2017

Nice garden. Pretty, clean and peaceful... have a stroll here. A nice place to take photos here too.

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Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

This botanical garden is awesome. You can spend a whole day taking things slow and just wandering the grounds, bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the various settings. Don’t forget to go to the Nitobe garden as well, which is located near the Museum of...More

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Reviewed October 29, 2017

This garden is big and I think I have not see very corner. There are many big trees, I feel this garden is for local people or students......

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Reviewed October 16, 2017

Someone on the organizing committee needs to consult with BC Human Rights and find out their requirement to provide reasonable access for the mobility impaired. We found parking 100m from the grounds. But YIKES! The entrance was located 3.2 km round trip away! The #c20...More

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free2eatcandy
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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BloomsPollinaters
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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February 20, 2015|
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Response from UBCgarden | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for your interest in our garden. We have different rates for different age ranges and categories and you can find all of our rates on our website page on our website (unfortunately I cannot link it here... More
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