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Nitobe Memorial Garden

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1895 Lower Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
+1 604-822-6038
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“japanese garden” (33 reviews)
“ubc campus” (23 reviews)
“tea ceremony” (12 reviews)
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1895 Lower Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
University Land Endowments
+1 604-822-6038
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful garden year round. Easy to get to by bus from downtown. Convince with a visit to the anthropology museum and the Pacific Museum of the Earth.

Thank KFF77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

worth a walk around, good for photos and a very relaxing environment. within the bc campus, is easy to get there. not a massive place but you can spend a few hours walking and relaxing

Thank Cat W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nature at it's finest with lots of cool gardens and just spectacular to see. I happened to come on this as I was heading to the Museum of Anthropology.

Thank Tal_Hameed
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I doubt you will find anything like this anywhere else on this continent. So serene and lush. Not too big, but a great place to have some time to reflect on your day or your life. I would hope this gem is not invisible to...More

Thank 1946HappyCamper
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Having been to Japan earlier this year, we were very happy to see another Japanese garden and were not disappointed. It was very well kept, peaceful, well worth a visit.

Thank halcyon_times
Reviewed 29 September 2017

A visit to the Nitobe Memorial Garden provided a welcome respite from the pace and the scale of the city of Vancouver. The symbolism and design features of the garden was beautifully explained by our tour guide in hushed and reverent tones consistent with the...More

Thank claude46
Reviewed 24 September 2017

This was a part of a combo pass we purchased for the University sites. It was beautiful, and nearly empty. I'm not sure I would have felt it was worth admission or the trip over for only that, but together with the other sites, it...More

Thank Jessica G
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Though only 2 1/2 acres, its design & execution are magnificent!! Many marvellous gardens in Japan are very small in scale [as compared to those in Canada & the UK]!!! The garden is located adjacent to UBC's remarkable Botanical Garden [which also serves research purposes]....More

Thank smdoctoroff
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Several UBC students studying in the grounds. Small exquisite garden which needs a guided tour unless you are well versed in Japanese garden layouts and structure. Very Zen. Lovely mix of Buddhism and Shinto. Expected to see more varieties of plant - but they are...More

Thank NSTP81
Reviewed 5 September 2017

When I went there, it was sunny so I could see plenty of color. The parc is really quite. With a lot of flours.

Thank Dwight Y
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
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3 October 2017|
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Response from Skwiki | Reviewed this property |
I have only visited the gardens in April . Most of the flowers had not yet bloomed and I just caught the end of the cherry blossoms blooming. I still enjoyed it immensely . The leaves that do change colour will probably be... More
Leslie R
10 April 2017|
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Just blooming now!
22 August 2015|
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Response from MonikaAjith | Reviewed this property |
Nitobe gardens is very much in the UBC campus. It is a Japanese garden. It is pretty, not too big. Also has a tea-ceremony - I think you need to book in advance. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen is a Chinese garden that is free.