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9 Oct

Featured Attraction of the Week: UBC Botanical Garden (Free Ticket Giveaway!)


Back by popular demand, Inside Vancouver has relaunched the “Featured Attraction of the Week” series. Each Monday we’ll be featuring a different Vancouver attraction and will be giving away free tickets to our readers. To be eligible, all you have to do is post a comment.

Explore Canada’s oldest continuously operating university botanical garden and immerse yourself in the world of wild-collected plants. UBC Botanical Garden stewards a living and growing repository of wild-collected germplasm representing the plant biodiversity of selected native and international biomes. The total collection of approximately 120,000 accessioned plants represents some 6,000 taxa and includes major international collections of Magnolia, Acer (maples), Sorbus (mountain ash), Styracaceae (storax family) and Rhododendron. Garden highlights include an Asian garden with over 400 kinds of rhododendrons, thousands of alpine and montane plants from around the world, a traditional physic garden full of herbs, and a demonstration food garden.

Apple Festival
October 13-14, 2012 | 11am-4pm
$4 entry – cash only (Children under 12 free)

A family event for all ages, the UBC Apple Festival celebrates one of BC’s favourite fruits. From children learning about the diversity of apples to those who remember tasting heritage apples in their youth, the Apple Festival is a great opportunity to not only discover more about this delicious fruit, but have a whole lot fun doing it!

Every year, around 44,000 lbs (20,000 kilos) of apples are sold to thousands of hungry attendees. More than 70 varieties of heritage, new and “tried and true” varieties are available, grown both conventionally and organically. Also for sale will be many varieties of apple trees grafted onto dwarfing root stock, perfect for the home garden or patio. One of the most popular activities at the Apple Festival is our apple tasting tent, where for a nominal fee, curious event goers can taste up to 60 varieties of new and heritage BC-grown apples.

About the UBC Botanical Garden:
Address: 6804 S.W. Marine Drive Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Hours: 9:30am-5pm (March 1 – October 31)
Phone: 604.822.4208

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