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UBC Botanical Garden

6804 Marine Dr SW, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
+1 604-822-4208
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Under Construction, Treewalk more than a bit iffy

No question, best time to visit the Gardens is during Rhodo. flowering season, but we thought mid... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter F
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Bowen Island, Canada
Went for the Farmers Market on a Saturday AM

I walked all AM through Pacific Spirit Regional Park and really loved it. The Farmers' Market was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
joshua b
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Miami, Florida
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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“canopy walkway” (36 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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6804 Marine Dr SW, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

No question, best time to visit the Gardens is during Rhodo. flowering season, but we thought mid- June might be nice. We did not know half the lower garden would be closed due to construction, nor that a sizeable group of would-be volunteers were being...More

Thank Peter F
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UBCgarden, Manager at UBC Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello, thanks for sharing your feedback about your recent visit. We are in the midst of a major upgrade to our irrigation system which has been promoted on our website for several months. We are sorry you did not come across this information in planning...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I walked all AM through Pacific Spirit Regional Park and really loved it. The Farmers' Market was disappointing, but super-nice people volunteering and working in the medicinal garden. I helped out a bit and really enjoyed. Would be great for kids.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Were very disappointed as half of the main forest area was fenced off for new construction work. The tree walk was open and looked amazing (goes up to a height of 23 metres) but I couldn't do it through leg problems. Rest of the formal...More

Thank drsteveWhitleybay
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UBCgarden, Manager at UBC Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello, thanks for sharing your feedback about your recent visit. We are in the midst of a major upgrade to our irrigation system which is where our staff are currently focusing their efforts so we can wrap this up as quickly as possible. We are...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone knows about Capilano's famous tree and cliff walk but what about UBC's Greenheart Tree walk? We explored these fabulous gardens for approximately 2 hours and then took the guided tour Greenheart Tree Walk which was fascinating! The walk ways are not as steady as...More

Thank r0sh55
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Don’t waste your time here! Considering this was a shoulder season, there was nothing to see. I went on May 11 to be precise. Luckily I took just the garden walk - it was $9cad. But still feel it was not worth it! I did...More

Thank Divya S
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UBCgarden, Manager at UBC Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Hello Divya, May is full swing for garden season here in Vancouver. We have a blog post on our website with what you can see at this time of year here: https://botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/may-2018-in-the-garden/ and our admission staff are always full of suggestion on what you can...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

If you have enough time and don't have any plan. This is for you because it free and locate in the University, so you can walk in the huge campus.

Thank Wattanai S
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

We lined up several gardens this day. We stopped at the nitobe memorial garden first, then here, planning to visit Vandusen and QE gardens later. What an absolute waste of money and time. It was a mess. I suppose they consider it a work in...More

Thank Roadtrip42Maryland
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UBCgarden, Manager at UBC Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave a review of our garden. We are sorry that you did not have a positive experience. Right now we are in the midst of a major infrastructure improvement project to improve our irrigation system. You...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

I have been here many times. Its gorgeous and well worth a visit it you love to photograph stunning roses. Amazingly well kept grounds and a fantastic location for wedding photos.

Thank RCIT
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

arrived in vancouver for a medical appt in the aft. and wanted to see something to occupy our morning. i had read in the newspaper about where to go to see the cherry blossoms and the nitobe memorial garden was mentioned. after we saw it,...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

Much of the garden was closed, but we did the tree-to-tree walk. What we did see of the garden was beautiful with adequate signage to describe what we were seeing. The tree-to-tree walk as a really fun experience and a great activity for families.

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free2eatcandy
4 October 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
27 March 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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657katkab
21 February 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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