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Nitobe Memorial Garden

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Address: 1895 Lower Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-822-6038
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This garden is located on the UBC campus and is a wonderful place to spend some time in reflection. It is beautiful in the sunshine, but maybe even better in the gray, drizzly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Los Angeles
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This garden is located on the UBC campus and is a wonderful place to spend some time in reflection. It is beautiful in the sunshine, but maybe even better in the gray, drizzly days. A great respite from the troubles of the day.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An incredibly beauitful place. Restful and quiet. Enjoy how traditional Japanese gardening methods are used with some BC native plants. Go when a Japanese tea is being served.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this small, equisite garden on a quiet afternoon close to closing time...in the rain...not many visitors, and it was absolutely the most beautiful, serene, uplifting zen garden. It is apparently in the top 5 Japanese gardens outside Japan and rightly so. It is a spiritual place. There is a paper guide on the zen qualities of the garden and... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a small garden for reflecting. The trees had their autumnal colors displayed making up for the lack of spring flowers.The water features add to the peacefulness.

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Agassiz, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

What a serene, ZEN, peaceful garden. It is so quiet, this place calms you down right away as soon as you enter. Very well maintained and clean. You feel like you are in Japan. What a sanctuary, getaway place that is so close to the city.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Had the benefit of beautiful weather, so sunshine but also lots of shade in the garden. Lots of areas just to sit/stand and admire the water and subtle planting. No great vistas just peaceful glimpses. You could probably whizz round in half an hour, but this is about strolling, sitting, enjoying the water and plants.

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minneapolis, mn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The Nitobe Garden admission can be included with the Botanical Garden ticket although the two are not adjacent...It is small, as Japanese Gardens go. It is a peaceful and well maintained oasis and very close to the Anthropological Museum--park there....

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La Paz, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This garden is almost too perfect for western tastes, or for one who is inclined, to enjoying the wild, abandon of an English Style Cottage Garden such as the one by British Columbia Artist Victor Vollrath (viv.ca) but can provide the tranquility, and precision not often found in the world.

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Woodside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Just a few blocks from UBC MOA this small but powerful garden is all that you need it to be in the center of a big university and the city of Vancouver. It winds around beautiful ponds and calms your senses. This is a garden you can enjoy even in the rain.

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Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is a small, and amazingly well-kept Japanese garden. We went with someone in a wheelchair and were pleasantly surprised that all the areas were accessible through the crushed gravel paths and wide walk ways. This would be an amazing location for family photos. $7 per adult for admission and we felt we saw everything in about a 20 min... More 

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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 preserving nature with a similar promise to preserve culture, its valleys are also home to the First Nations heritage museum, the biodiversity museum, and anthropological and memorial exhibitions. From its highest canopies to the sandy shorelines of Wreck Beach, its serenity is preserved by the University buildings that dot it, combining Mother Nature and scholarship.
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