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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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1895 Lower Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
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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
Reviewed 1 September 2017

I've been visiting the Nitobe Garden for more than 50 years. It is a beautiful place with ever-changing vistas of flowers, shrubs, trees, ponds, and Japanese sculpture year-round. For a peaceful retreat or a pleasant interlude in a natural setting, this garden is the place...More

Thank madaunt2015
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

The beauty and tranquility we experienced on this smallish memorial garden was amazing! If you are going to the UBC Botanical Garden or Museum of Anthropology, it is definitely worth incorporating the Nitobe Memorial Garden into your visit.

Thank Woodie J
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

The garden is very beautiful and a wonderful example of Japanese garden design. It is a long way from the city meaning a $35 taxi or the B99 bus and about 35 mins plus 15 min walk. The garden is good but not really worth...More

Thank Ray W
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
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10 April 2017|
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Just blooming now!
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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.