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UBC Botanical Garden

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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May 5th, 2000

The UBC Botanical Garden is located on the campus of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, near the Pacific Ocean coast. Being in the rainy northwest, it's a lush green place, and the garden is beautifully maintained. It's also huge (52 acres), including several distinct gardens.

These pictures are in the first garden you go through after the entrance -- the David C. Lam Asian Garden. We only scratched the surface, visiting less than half of this garden.

Macro shot of rock plant

After going underneath the road (SW Marine Drive) through a tunnel, we reached a rock wall filled with labels and small plants growing in all the cracks. Above is one of them. All of the gardens except for the Asian Garden lie on this side of the tunnel.

This and the following pictures are from the Perennial Borders.

The Food Garden contains fruit and vegetables which are actually harvested and the food donated.

The fruit trees are grown and pruned in such a way as to create geometrical shapes. This is just one of them. The one below is more entertaining.

That's not some artificial wire with green stuff growing on it -- those are branches of a tree!

Checking out the vegetable garden

Water droplets clinging to a leaf in the Physick Garden

In the E.H. Lohbrunner Alpine Garden

Hey, I just take the pictures. I don't make this stuff up.

Close-up of a flower on the tree shown below


Close-up of the green stuff below. It was surprisingly hard to the touch.

The UBC Garden is definitely a place worth visiting. We spent a couple hours there, and we didn't even cover the Winter Garden, the B.C. Native Garden, the Contemporary Garden, or most of the Asian Garden.

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