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UBC Botanical Garden

By Scott McDonald | Arboretums , Botanical Garden , GardensBC-Member , Parks and Walking , Vancouver Coast and Mountains

David C. Lam Asian Garden pathway at UBC Botanical Garden.

UBC Botanical Garden

Immerse yourself in the world of wild-collected plants with over 8000 taxa to explore!

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 native rainforest garden, head back in time in our traditional physic garden overflowing with herbs, discover food growing techniques in the food garden and discover your adventurous spirit as you navigate suspended walkways and tree platforms high above the forest floor on the Greenheart TreeWalk eco-adventure. A unique and fun experience on swaying bridges amongst the treetops, the walkway 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.

David C. Lam Asian Garden pathway at UBC Botanical Garden.

David C. Lam Asian Garden pathway at UBC Botanical Garden.

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Garden Amenities

  • FACILITY RENTALS
  • LEARN
  • SHOP AND GARDEN CENTRE

The natural location for your next event. UBC Botanical Garden’s beautiful grounds will be an unforgettable location for your wedding, special event or meeting. The garden has two indoor facilities (large and small) and several outdoor options including a large outdoor amphitheatre.More information about Facility Rentals can be found on their website.

Interested in learning something new? UBC Botanical Garden offers a diverse selection of workshops, lectures and tours on topics such as pruning, organic gardening, arts, sustainability and more.More information about their Education programs can be found on their website.

Nestled at the entrance to the UBC Botanical Garden, the Shop in the Garden features unique treasures for gardeners and black thumbs alike. The Shop in the Garden showcases a diverse selection of gardening and botanical books, handy garden tools and accessories, distinctive gifts, dried flower arrangements. The Garden Centre offers seasonal choice selections of perennials, shrubs and vines for the garden and patio.Of special note to gardeners seeking hard-to-find or unusual plants, the shop stocks seeds hand-picked by the Friends of the Garden, from plants in the UBC Botanical Garden.The Shop in the Garden and Garden Centre is operated by the garden’s volunteers, the Friends of the UBC Botanical Garden. All proceeds from the Shop in the Garden and 100% of the purchase price of the seeds fund research, education, and garden improvements at the UBC Botanical Garden.More information and an overview of products at the Shop and Garden Centre can be viewed at their website.


botanicalgarden.ubc.ca

Hours

Re-opens July 3rd, 2020. Wednesday to Sunday 10 am – 3:00 pm for pre-purchased entry times only See website for daily/seasonal hours of operation.

Features and Highlights

Plant Collections, Garden Highlights, Events, Workshops, Tours & WalksFacility Rentals, Plant and Garden Advice, Shop in the Garden, Garden Library, UBC Apple Festival

Getting Here

6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BCV6T 1Z4

Region: Vancouver Coast and Mountains

Plan your trip – Explore British Columbia’s Gardens

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BC Communities in Bloom

By Scott McDonald | Cariboo Chilcotin Coast , Cultural Garden , Display Garden , GardensBC-Partner , Kootenay Rockies , Northern British Columbia , Parks and Walking , Thompson Okanagan , Uncategorised Garden , Vancouver Coast and Mountains , Vancouver Island

Communities in Bloom in action at Coquitlam City Hall.

British Columbia’s Communities in Bloom

BC Communities are proud to be ‘in Bloom’

From coastal tourist hotspots through to wide-open interior and forested northern towns, the British Columbia Communities in Bloom program provides a measurement of a community’s desirability as a place to live, work and visit. Participants showcase their hometown’s best features from street tidiness and floral displays to unique heritage and environmental treasures. BC’s CIB participants are proud geographical links to the Gardens British Columbia Member Network.

Communities in Bloom in action at Coquitlam City Hall.

CIB in action at Coquitlam City Hall.

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www.bccib.ca

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Plan your trip! Explore British Columbia's Gardens

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2018 BC Communities in Bloom map

Bloedel Conservatory

By Scott McDonald | Arboretums , Display Garden , GardensBC-Member , Parks and Walking , Vancouver Coast and Mountains

Looking out the dome roof of the Bloedel Conservatory.

Bloedel Floral Conservatory

The Bloedel Conservatory contains three separate climatic zones under one roof: Tropical, Subtropical and Desert. It is home to more than 500 varieties of plants from around the world as well as more than 200 free-flying exotic birds.

Experience Bloedel Conservatory, a fun, family-friendly indoor attraction located at the peak of Vancouver in Queen Elizabeth Park. Discover 120 exotic birds and over 500 kinds of tropical plants inside the dome and then explore the fountains, gardens and sculptures around Queen Elizabeth Park.

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Garden Amenities

  • EVENT RENTALS
  • WEDDING RENTALS

Host a memorable eventBloedel Conservatory is an exotic setting for a cocktail party, anniversary celebration, fundraiser, birthday party or a wedding and can be booked for a reasonable fee seven days a week! Bloedel Conservatory is available for larger events (up to 150 people). Please phone 604-257-8584 for more details.Learn more about event rentals on Bloedel’s website.

Weddings under the domeWeddings are limited to a maximum of 30 people. A rental fee is charged per booked session. Two time slots are available – morning (before public opening) and evening (after public closing). Note that special licensing is required for food and alcohol and prices increase accordingly, and rice, confetti, candles and blowing bubbles are not permitted. Please phone 604-257-8584 to make a booking or for more information.Learn more about wedding rentals on Bloedel’s website.


vancouver.ca/Bloedel

Hours

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19. Check website for updates.

Features and Highlights

Plant Collections, Free Flying birds, Event Rentals, Wedding Rentals, Queen Elizabeth Park

Getting Here

4600 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BCLocated at the top of Queen Elizabeth Park

Region: Vancouver Coast and Mountains

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Nitobe Memorial Garden

By Scott McDonald | Cultural Garden , Display Garden , GardensBC-Member , Japanese Garden , Parks and Walking , Vancouver Coast and Mountains

Across the pond at Nitobe Memorial Garden.

Nitobe Memorial Garden

A place of reflection, where each step reveals a new harmony, the garden is designed to suggest a span of time – a day, a week or a lifetime – with a beginning, choice of paths, and ending.

A traditional Japanese Tea and Stroll Garden ranked consistently in the top 5 Japanese Gardens in North America. The Nitobe Garden includes a rare authentic Tea Garden with a ceremonial Tea House. Each tree, stone and shrub has been deliberately placed and is carefully maintained to reflect an idealized conception and symbolic representation of nature. There is harmony among natural forms – waterfalls, rivers, forests, islands and seas – and a balance of masculine and feminine forces traditionally attributed to natural elements.Nitobe Memorial Garden is part of UBC Botanical Garden located on the University of British Columbia Point Grey campus at a separate location.

Across the pond at Nitobe Memorial Garden.

Across the pond at Nitobe Memorial Garden.

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Garden Amenities

  • WEDDINGS
  • TEA CEREMONIES

Wedding on the bridge at Nitobe Memorial Garden. Photo by Amber Hughes.

The natural location for your next event. A traditional tea and stroll garden, considered to be among the top Japanese gardens outside Japan. With a capacity of up to 25 people this garden is the perfect backdrop for an intimate ceremony.Learn more about wedding rentals on their website.

The Urasenke Foundation of Vancouver hosts tea ceremonies at Nitobe Memorial Garden throughout the summer. Visitors attending the ceremony can witness the formal preparation of tea and participate as guests. Tea ceremonies take place on the last Saturday of the month throughout the summer. More information can be found on their website.


botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/nitobe

Hours

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19. Check website for updates.

Features and Highlights

Plan your VisitTea Ceremonies & EventsWorkshops, Lectures and ToursFacility RentalsLibrary

Getting Here

1895 Lower Mall, Vancouver, BCV6T 1Z4

Region: Vancouver Coast and Mountains

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Plan your trip! Explore British Columbia's Gardens

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Minter Country Garden Store

By Scott McDonald | Display Garden , GardensBC-Member , Parks and Walking , Vancouver Coast and Mountains

From ideas and inspiration to helpful advice and ‘how to’ expertise, the team at Minter Country Garden is here to help you grow the garden you’ve always dreamed of!

Minter Country Garden Store

18-acre destination garden store located in the scenic Fraser Valley. Open year round!

Minter Country Garden… ‘Where Great Gardens Begin’! There is so much to see and do, all year long, at our destination garden centre! Shop for the highest quality home-grown and locally sourced plants, as well as the newest plant introductions from around the world. While you’re here, check out the latest ladies fashions, enjoy a light meal in our café, browse through the tea, gift and hot tub shops, join us for seasonal events and more. Pet-friendly. Family owned and operated since 1957.

From ideas and inspiration to helpful advice and ‘how to’ expertise, the team at Minter Country Garden is here to help you grow the garden you’ve always dreamed of!

From ideas and inspiration to helpful advice and ‘how to’ expertise, the team at Minter Country Garden is here to help you grow the garden you’ve always dreamed of!

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Garden Amenities

  • GARDENINGSEMINARS
  • SEASONAL FAMILY EVENTS
  • CAFé AND ON-SITE SHOPS

Stay ‘in the know’ as you grow! We are pleased to offer an extensive range of seminars throughout the year, from pruning basics to the principles of planting stunning containers. All education seminars are free of charge (project seminars include a supply fee only). Visit the events page on our website to see what’s coming up next!

Gardening is an activity the whole family can enjoy, so our seasonal events are designed with everyone in mind! Whether it’s visiting with live owls, tasting an heirloom apple, taking a photo with Santa or participating in a fairy tea party, we invite folks to come and play and learn together. Details on upcoming family events are posted on our website.

With a garden café and three specialty boutiques on-site, we truly are a destination garden store. While you’re here, take a moment to visit Aromatica (fine teas and handmade soaps), My Little Gift Box (home décor) and Softub Oasis (light-weight hot tubs). For more information on these locally owned and operated businesses, visit our website.


mintergardening.com

Hours

Monday – Friday 8:30am – 6pm Saturday 8:30am – 5:30pm Sundays & Holidays 10am – 5pm.

Features and Highlights

Plants & Garden Supplies,  Seminars & EventsMonthly Gardening Newsletters,  Garden CaféOnsite Shops

Getting Here

10015 Young Road,Chilliwack, BCV2P 4V4

Region: Vancouver Coast and Mountains

Plan your trip – Explore British Columbia’s Gardens

Plan your trip! Explore British Columbia's Gardens

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