|UBC Botanical Garden is Canada’s oldest continuously operating university botanical garden. The original mission of the garden was research into the native flora of British Columbia. Over the past nine decades, our mission has broadened to include research, conservation, teaching and public display of temperate plants from around the world, particularly Asian, alpine and native plants. We’re also home to the Greenheart Canopy Walkway.Come visit us – we’re located at 6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC. You can find more info at botanicalgarden.ubc.ca|
UBC Botanical Garden is a “green classroom” — A place where plants of all shapes and sizes lead fascinating lives, with their secrets waiting to be discovered by garden visitors, school groups, and researchers. With a vast array of living collections and green space at the Garden, the public can expand their understanding of plant taxonomy, horticulture, bryology, landscape design, conservation biology, agroecology, biogeography, and more via our educational tours.
Drop-In Guided Tour
Theme: Extreme Adaptations
As humans, we are drawn to the extreme – the gigantic, exciting, adorable, implausible and incredible. Though peaceful and tranquil on the surface, gardens are a place of mystery, intrigue, exploitation, and tremendous extremes. Discover how plants around the world have adapted to climb, defend themselves, attract animals for pollination, and survive extreme weather conditions.
From extreme climbers to extremely strange flowers, our new drop-in guided tour is a great way to discover the different gardens while learning about the extremely interesting plants growing at UBC Botanical Garden.
Tours will be offered on the following dates:
- Now – June 30: Weekends at 1:00 p.m.
- July and August: Daily at 1:00 p.m.
Join a tour for a thrilling journey through the world of extreme plants! Click here to see the latest updates on our tour schedule, or call our Gatehouse at 604.822.4208 to confirm tour availability.