Adventure: UBC Botanical Garden

One of Vancouver’s garden treasures is the UBC Botanical Garden, which makes for a fabulous day of adventure. Originally created as a research centre focused on the native flora of British Columbia, the mission of UBC Botanical Garden has broadened to include research, conservation, teaching and public display of temperate plants from around the world, particularly Asian, alpine and native plants.

Their website is awesome. There’s a blog, but even better I think is their “botany photo of the day” page, which, with its descriptions, acts like a blog anyway.

Lupinus polyphyllus in the Native Garden at UBC Botanical Garden.

During summer (until late October), the garden is open every day from 10am to 6pm. It cost $6.00 to get in.

Check their website for upcoming events; don’t miss the Apple Festival, on October 15 & 16, 2005.

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