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.
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.
UBC Botanical Garden
Open daily from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
See website for daily/seasonal hours of operation.
Features and Highlights
6804 SW Marine Drive,
Region: Vancouver Coast and Mountains
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Digital strategist, destination marketer, and garden tourism enthusiast, Scott McDonald can be found searching out the next offering on the BC Ale Trail or discovering something unique about a garden or local hidden gem. Previously a digital marketer at The Butchart Gardens and Canada 150 Community Leader for the City of Colwood, he is a member of the GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators.