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Apr 13, 2024 11:00 - 12:30
Nitobe Memorial Garden, 1895 Lower Mall

Tree Talks & Walks: Nitobe Memorial Garden

April 13, 2024 | 11:00AM – 12:30PM
Leader: Douglas Justice
Language of Instruction: English

Douglas’ walk will cover many of the dozen or so ornamental cherries planted at UBC’s Nitobe Memorial Garden. This traditional Japanese tea and stroll garden is the perfect setting to see cherry trees in bloom.

Important note: Regular admission fees are required to visit Nitobe Memorial Garden. Check the UBC Botanical Garden website for details. Ticket registration is still required to participate in the Tree Talks and Walk at this location, however the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival is not collecting additional fees to do so.

Register here to secure your spot!

*UPDATE* Registration for this walk is now full.

Meet Your Leader

Douglas Justice is Associate Director, Horticulture & Collections at UBC Botanical Garden. He teaches in UBC’s Landscape Architecture program and in the Garden’s Horticulture Training Program. Douglas’s early passion for plants led him into tropicals then outdoor plants, nursery work and gardening, then to degrees in horticulture and botany, which spurred him to pursue a career in teaching and public garden management. He wrote the handbook Ornamental Cherries in Vancouver with the help of Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival volunteers, and among other horticultural writing, authored the text for the iOS mobile app, Vancouver Trees. A volunteer with the Cherry Blossom Festival since its inception, Douglas first became interested in ornamental cherries as a teenager, wandering Vancouver’s then much less-crowded, cherry-lined streets.

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