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Nitobe Memorial Garden

1895 Lower Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
+1 604-822-6038
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Nitobe Memorial Garden is a Japanese tea and stroll garden ranked consistently in the top 5 Japanese Gardens in North America. A place of reflection, where each step reveals a new harmony.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“japanese garden” (33 reviews)
“ubc campus” (23 reviews)
“tea ceremony” (12 reviews)
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1895 Lower Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
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"japanese garden"
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"ubc campus"
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"tea ceremony"
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"tea house"
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"peaceful place"
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"anthropology museum"
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"cherry blossoms"
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"water features"
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"a wonderful place to spend"
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"natural beauty"
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"guided tour"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely. Some critics complained it was small. I thought it was incredibly manicured, peaceful and fulfilling.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Nitobe forms an ideal combination with Botanical Gardens and is well worth the visit. It is smaller than the Botanical but a great place to wander in the spring to see the cherry blossoms and you could easily spend about an hour to take...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Nitobe Memorial Garden cannot be compared in size to other botanical gardens or similar gardens in Japan, but the way it is designed makes it unique. We took photos of trees and ''ornements'' reflecting in the water that we have not been able so...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

came here upon suggestions of where to enjoy the spring cherry blossoms. almost too late, however, very much enjoyed the serenity of this garden. built on 2 1/2 acres it comprises small streams and waterfalls, many different types of lanterns, a pond and a bridge....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the garden as part of a day trip in Vancouver for my mom's birthday, and we found it to be very well maintained and nice. However, the entry is a bit pricey; don't expect to spend more than one half hour there. There...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I visited these gardens as they were about a 5 minutes or so walk from the Museum of Anthropology. Absolutely peaceful gardens

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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

This park is a short walk from the main public bus terminal. It is styled in a Japanese traditional way. It is an absolutely beautiful park. It is very quiet, peaceful and relaxing. It is relatively cheap entrance fee at $7. Once can spend hours...More

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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 23 January 2018

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

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Reviewed 24 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.

Thank Tal_Hameed
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free2eatcandy
4 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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