UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research

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Photo of water in the UBC Botanical Garden

UBC Botanical Garden, at the University of British Columbia, was established in 1916 under the directorship of John Davidson, British Columbia's first provincial botanist. It is the oldest botanical garden at a university in Canada.

The garden measures approximately 44 hectares (440,000 m² / 110 acres) and includes over 8000 different kinds of plants. Visitors to the garden should expect to spend a minimum of one hour exploring the garden. Gardens include an Asian garden, an alpine garden, a native plants garden, a food garden and a physic (medicinal) garden.

In 2002, the UBC Centre for Plant Research became the research arm of the UBC Botanical Garden. The Centre for Plant Research examines topics such as plant adaptation, genomics and phytochemistry. The Botanical Garden and the Centre for Plant Research are both encompassed by UBC's Faculty of Science.

UBC Botanical Garden also administers the Nitobe Memorial Garden, a traditional Japanese garden located on campus.

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Coordinates: 49°15′12″N 123°15′00″W / 49.25333°N 123.25000°W / 49.25333; -123.25000