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UBC Botanical Garden

Cherry Blossom Walk with Douglas Justice

Cherry Blossom Walk with Douglas Justice

Regular price $20.00 CAD
Regular price Sale price $20.00 CAD
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Date: Saturday, April 13th 2024

Time: 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: UBC Botanical Garden, Garden Entrance, 6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver BC

General Admission: $20.00 plus tax

Concession (Garden Members, UNA Residents, Youth (13-17), Seniors (65+), UBC Students | Staff | Faculty. Valid ID card required.): $18.00 plus tax

Join Douglas Justice (Associate Director, Horticulture and Collections) for a special tour of the ornamental cherry trees planted throughout the Garden.

As many people know, April is the month when the Vancouver region celebrates the Cherry Blossom Festival. Ornamental cherry trees, like other spring-flowering trees, are often seen as emblems of natural beauty and rebirth. UBC Botanical Garden is home to large collection of ornamental cherries. From the Sato Zakura (village cherries) of historical Japan to selections of wild species and modern hybrids, the Botanical Garden is a showcase for cherry trees and their beautiful blossoms.

Guide: Along with duties as the Associate Director, Horticulture and Collections at UBC Botanical Garden, Douglas Justice also teaches in both the Masters of Landscape Architecture programs at UBC and the Botanical Garden's Horticulture Training Program. He is an active member of a number of local, national and international plant and garden organizations, including MSI (Magnolia Society International). Douglas headed the team that created the Vancouver Trees mobile app, and worked with volunteers in the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival to produce the handbook, Ornamental Cherries in Vancouver.

Important Notes: Space is limited, register online to secure your spot! While children are always welcome, these tours are targeted for an adult audience. Tours will go ahead rain or shine.

Accessibility: Please note that this is a walking tour with very few locations to sit throughout the tour.

Cancellation Policies: UBC Botanical Garden does not have the capacity to refund tickets. If the performance is cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control, ticket holders will receive a gift card for the value of their tickets that can be redeemed for UBC Botanical Garden and Nitobe Memorial Garden admission and in The Shop in the Garden

Please note: Masks are no longer required but are recommended in indoor spaces on The University of British Columbia campus. Learn about Covid-19 protocols at UBC:

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