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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
Phone Number: +1 604-822-6038
09:30 - 17:00
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Beautiful Nitobe Gardens

Nitobe Gardens at University of British Columbia, are just beautiful. Not large, but perfect for a 30 minute visit. Well kept and relaxing.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 August 2016
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Nitobe Gardens at University of British Columbia, are just beautiful. Not large, but perfect for a 30 minute visit. Well kept and relaxing.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

It's so gorgeous and a quiet, calming place - I highly recommend a visit there (it's just across the street from the Museum of Anthropology, so don't miss it if you're going to MOA anyway!)

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is a beautifully imagined Japanese garden on the lovely UBC campus, worth about 45 minutes of slow strolling and enjoyment. It's across the street, roughly, from a steep staircase access to a beautiful, rocky beach (clothing optional, but only one passing guy took that no-clothes option while we were there). You should probably just pay to park in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Absolutely gorgeous spot for beauty and tranquility. A three minute walk from the Museum of Anthropology the lush greenery, the water features both running and still and the traditional Japanese manmade elements create an ideal setting. One criticism would be: please add more seating that allows the viewer to reflect on the natural beauty.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

My 11 yr old daughter and I visited here recently. It is such a peaceful place to spend time. She took a load of pictures and loved the fish in the pond. We cycled here which made "parking" a non-issue.

Thank AmirakCI
Pleasanton, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This memorial tea garden is situated within the campus of UBC. It is dedicated to Inazo Nitobe, a Japanese agriculturist and statesman who wanted to be a "bridge across the Pacific." He died in 1933. The garden is a serene place with a small pond and island. There are many stone lanterns and the flora is mostly greenery rather than... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Absolute quietness and peace of mind in an awesome location. Traditional chinese cultural stonework with greenery and ponds. plan an hour minimum with the children and note the behabiur difference after the hour ... it works as magic with calming them. this is a must see location adjacent to the botanic garden. Complementary open door access in national holidays. UBC... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Has been 20 yrs since visiting nitobe but still a gem. As u travel in a counter clockwise direction u trace yr life from conception, birth, childhood, career, retirement, and death symbolized by monument, water, trails, zig zag bridges, pavilions, mother and father lanterns, sitting benches, rocky paths, and exit

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Stony Brook, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This Japanese style garden has in a fairly small area a series of quiet, shady and serene walks, a central pond, and a range of Japanese lanterns, a tea house and is located next to University of British Columbia Asian Center with some lovely statuary. Worth a quick visit especially if you visit the Anthropology Museum in the area. Bring... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I've been to Japan a few times and this would be outstanding there. Best enjoyed when there is some sunshine so the light reflects off the water onto the leaves. Bring your camera! Don't just walk, sit down and enjoy it.

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University Land Endowments
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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