Tuesday, April 24, 2012

UBC Garden

  UBC Garden, located in Vancouver, British Columbia, is Canada's oldest university botanical garden.  It was founded in 1916.  Today it covers over 100 acres, and contains about 12,000 plants from temperate regions all over the world.

 

There are several gardens within the garden.  These include the Alpine Garden, Asian Garden, Carolinian Forest, Food Garden, and Native garden.  Visitors will see magnolias, rhododendrons, dogwood, roses, and a plethora of Alpine flora.

 

  The garden is open daily from 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM.  The best times to visit are April and May, or September and October.  Cost of admission is $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children.

17 comments:

  1. I would love to go to Vancouver. Great pictures.

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    1. There's definitely a lot to see and do there!

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  2. I would like to lay down and die in a garden like that. Just imagine your very last experience containing such beauty, being so lush. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

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    1. Well, it would definitely be a pretty last view! I think I'd like to live and see more! LOL

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  3. how wonderful--so many gardens in one!

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  4. Many places to explore here. Thanks for the nomination I will check it out. Had toe surgery Friday so I'm playing catch up today.

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    1. I was actually wondering where you were. I wish you a speedy recovery!

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  5. Yet another reason a visit to Vancouver is on my bucket list!

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    1. I guess I had never heard of a birthing garden. But yes, is is lovely!

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  7. I've heard a great deal about Vancouver. Now I've got to visit!

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  8. What a beautiful garden. I've really been enjoying all of these garden posts.

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    1. Glad you've enjoyed them. It's been like a mini-tour around the world.

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  9. I really enjoyed visiting the Japanese botanical garden when I visited UBC a number of years ago. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing these and rekindling my memories :)

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