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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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Wonderful place and you can link it to the Museum of Anthropology

Wonderful site, so clam and in full bloom. Very instructive we enjoy it very much, it is one of the best places.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful site, so clam and in full bloom. Very instructive we enjoy it very much, it is one of the best places.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So so beautiful and relaxing. I would recommend taking a book and a lunch and spending a few hours !

Thank nicole s
greenville, sc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Two acre Japanese garden on the campus of UBC. A three minute walk from the Museum of Anthropology. Uncrowded, serene, and relaxing. You can but a combination ticket with the MOA. If you do so, visit the garden first as you may get caught up in the museum and the garden closes earlier. There are ponds, bridges, Japanese lanterns, Japanese... More 

Thank deepfreud
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97 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful visit on a beautiful spring day with the trees blossoming. It is not too busy there so I really enjoyed my time there. I took lots of photos. It's definitely worth the visit

Thank damiand10
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great spot to relax after going to MOA! The moss, maples, and Asian trees and flowers are fragrant and provide a peaceful garden for reflection or just a quiet conversation.

Thank Janine H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just absolutely loved this little garden . Make sure you get a map that explains why things are where they are and what they represent . I kept forgetting I was on the UBC grounds and not transported to Japan . I'm not sure if I just missed the peak time for the cherry blossoms , or if it... More 

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New York City, New York
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

At the west end of the UBC campus, this quiet, exquisite garden takes you on a metaphoric life cycle, past beginnings at a waterfall to teenage rebellion (a dead end path!), a bridge past a maiden lantern to an early marriage bridge ... It could hardly have been better laid out or maintained.

Thank plsathome
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This is a lovely place on campus and I'm glad we stopped here. It is small but it is well worth a visit! I could easily spend hours here just sitting and reading.

Thank Amena317
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017

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.

Thank vtorres28

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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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