Fodor's Expert Review Nitobe Memorial Garden

Point Grey Garden/Arboretum
Opened in 1960 in memory of Japanese scholar and diplomat Dr. Inazo Nitobe (1862–1933), this 2½-acre walled garden, which includes a pond, a stream with a small waterfall, and a ceremonial teahouse, is considered one of the most authentic Japanese tea and strolling gardens outside Japan. Designed by Professor Kannosuke Mori of Japan's Chiba University, the garden incorporates many native British Columbia trees and shrubs, pruned and trained Japanese style, and interplanted with Japanese maples and flowering shrubs. The circular path around the park symbolizes the cycle of life and provides a tranquil view from every direction. Cherry blossoms are the highlight in April and May, and in June the irises are magnificent. Because the garden is so exotic, it's worth renting an audio guide. Japanese tea ceremonies are held the last Saturday of every month, May through September; call 604/939–7749 for reservations (C$10). A UBC Museums and Gardens Pass will save you money if you're planning... READ MORE
Opened in 1960 in memory of Japanese scholar and diplomat Dr. Inazo Nitobe (1862–1933), this 2½-acre walled garden, which includes a pond, a stream with a small waterfall, and a ceremonial teahouse, is considered one of the most authentic Japanese tea and strolling gardens outside Japan. Designed by Professor Kannosuke Mori of Japan's Chiba University, the garden incorporates many native British Columbia trees and shrubs, pruned and trained Japanese style, and interplanted with Japanese maples and flowering shrubs. The circular path around the park symbolizes the cycle of life and provides a tranquil view from every direction. Cherry blossoms are the highlight in April and May, and in June the irises are magnificent. Because the garden is so exotic, it's worth renting an audio guide. Japanese tea ceremonies are held the last Saturday of every month, May through September; call 604/939–7749 for reservations (C$10). A UBC Museums and Gardens Pass will save you money if you're planning to visit several attractions at UBC. READ LESS
Garden/Arboretum

Quick Facts

1895 Lower Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia  BC V6T, Canada

604-822–6038

www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/nitobe

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: C$7 Apr.–Oct.; C$13 includes admission to UBC Botanical Garden; by donation Nov.–Mar., Closed weekends Nov.–Mar.

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