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Nitobe Memorial Garden

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University Land Endowments
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Address: 1895 Lower Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
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Serenity defined

I have been to Japan and many other asian countries . This is a garden that can stand up to anything I have seen in Asia. It is clearly designed down t the tiniest pebble yet... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to Japan and many other asian countries . This is a garden that can stand up to anything I have seen in Asia. It is clearly designed down t the tiniest pebble yet looks as if it has been there for millennia. Beautiful beyond description.

Thank cptyyg
Oshawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We could have just sat here for hours to enjoy the green and natural beauty of the garden. It is extremely well set up and peaceful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok that title is a little tongue in cheek. If a Jalpanese tea ceremony is the wild side this is the place for you. Tea ceremonies are only performed on special occasions but the rest of this garden is straight out of Japan including a bamboo built tea house. Years ago it was my favorite outdoor study haunt when i... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A quiet oasis on the UBC Campus. Well maintained garden. A wonderful place to enjoy the beauty, peace and quite. Paths to wander on with many view points.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

I visited this place a few times as the seasons changed. It was of course lovely when the cherry blossoms were in bloom, but I enjoyed it year round. There is diversity in this garden - and a lot of little spaces. There is a little Japanese house that you can view into, which particularly interested me, with seating benches... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

A gentle walk, peaceful, serene and close to UBC and the museum of anthropology so you can do a few things in one afternoon. Nice in summer and chilly in winter.

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San Marino, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

It's a peaceful and relaxing place, but it is really little and apart from few japanese sculptures and small bridges it seemed to me a normal garden.

Thank TheNike
Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

This garden is located on the UBC campus and is a wonderful place to spend some time in reflection. It is beautiful in the sunshine, but maybe even better in the gray, drizzly days. A great respite from the troubles of the day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

An incredibly beauitful place. Restful and quiet. Enjoy how traditional Japanese gardening methods are used with some BC native plants. Go when a Japanese tea is being served.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Visited this small, equisite garden on a quiet afternoon close to closing time...in the rain...not many visitors, and it was absolutely the most beautiful, serene, uplifting zen garden. It is apparently in the top 5 Japanese gardens outside Japan and rightly so. It is a spiritual place. There is a paper guide on the zen qualities of the garden and... More 

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An area as rich in history as it is in natural beauty, the expansive parkland of the University Land Endowments is protected by the city in cooperation with the University of British Columbia. A large green space studded by rose gardens, Japanese rock gardens, botanic gardens, canopy walks, regional parkland, and hiking trails, the University Land Endowments are a breath of fresh air. Combining a commitment to preserving nature with a similar promise to preserve culture, its valleys are also home to the First Nations heritage museum, the biodiversity museum, and anthropological and memorial exhibitions. From its highest canopies to the sandy shorelines of Wreck Beach, its serenity is preserved by the University buildings that dot it, combining Mother Nature and scholarship.
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