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Nitobe Memorial Garden

1895 Lower Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
+1 604-822-6038
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Beautiful garden year round. Easy to get to by bus from downtown. Convince with a visit to the anthropology museum and the Pacific Museum of the Earth.

Thank KFF77
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UBCgarden, Manager at Nitobe Memorial Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your review of our garden. We (of course) agree that Nitobe Memorial Garden is beautiful all year long.

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

worth a walk around, good for photos and a very relaxing environment. within the bc campus, is easy to get there. not a massive place but you can spend a few hours walking and relaxing

Thank Cat W
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Nature at it's finest with lots of cool gardens and just spectacular to see. I happened to come on this as I was heading to the Museum of Anthropology.

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

I doubt you will find anything like this anywhere else on this continent. So serene and lush. Not too big, but a great place to have some time to reflect on your day or your life. I would hope this gem is not invisible to...More

Thank 1946HappyCamper
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Having been to Japan earlier this year, we were very happy to see another Japanese garden and were not disappointed. It was very well kept, peaceful, well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

A visit to the Nitobe Memorial Garden provided a welcome respite from the pace and the scale of the city of Vancouver. The symbolism and design features of the garden was beautifully explained by our tour guide in hushed and reverent tones consistent with the...More

Thank claude46
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

This was a part of a combo pass we purchased for the University sites. It was beautiful, and nearly empty. I'm not sure I would have felt it was worth admission or the trip over for only that, but together with the other sites, it...More

Thank Jessica G
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Though only 2 1/2 acres, its design & execution are magnificent!! Many marvellous gardens in Japan are very small in scale [as compared to those in Canada & the UK]!!! The garden is located adjacent to UBC's remarkable Botanical Garden [which also serves research purposes]....More

Thank smdoctoroff
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Several UBC students studying in the grounds. Small exquisite garden which needs a guided tour unless you are well versed in Japanese garden layouts and structure. Very Zen. Lovely mix of Buddhism and Shinto. Expected to see more varieties of plant - but they are...More

Thank NSTP81
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

I've been visiting the Nitobe Garden for more than 50 years. It is a beautiful place with ever-changing vistas of flowers, shrubs, trees, ponds, and Japanese sculpture year-round. For a peaceful retreat or a pleasant interlude in a natural setting, this garden is the place...More

Thank madaunt2015
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free2eatcandy
3 October 2017|
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Response from Skwiki | Reviewed this property |
I have only visited the gardens in April . Most of the flowers had not yet bloomed and I just caught the end of the cherry blossoms blooming. I still enjoyed it immensely . The leaves that do change colour will probably be... More
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Just blooming now!
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Response from MonikaAjith | Reviewed this property |
Nitobe gardens is very much in the UBC campus. It is a Japanese garden. It is pretty, not too big. Also has a tea-ceremony - I think you need to book in advance. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen is a Chinese garden that is free.
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