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Nitobe Memorial Garden

Nitobe Memorial Garden

1895 Lower Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia
http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/nitobe

Welcome to Nitobe Memorial Garden, a traditional Japanese Tea and Stroll garden located at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Nitobe Garden is considered to be the one of the most authentic Japanese gardens in North America and among the top five Japanese gardens outside of Japan, the Nitobe Garden includes a rare authentic Tea Garden with a ceremonial Tea House.

Each tree, stone and shrub has been deliberately placed and is carefully maintained to reflect an idealized conception and symbolic representation of nature. There is harmony among natural forms - waterfalls, rivers, forests, islands and seas - and a balance of masculine and feminine forces traditionally attributed to natural elements. Realizing that many native trees and shrubs could be trained and pruned in typical Japanese fashion, the garden's creators incorporated them as unique features. Some maple and cherry trees and most of the azaleas and iris were brought from Japan. A place of reflection, where each step reveals a new harmony, the garden is designed to suggest a span of time - a day, a week or a lifetime - with a beginning, choice of paths, and ending.

Photo Credit: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e7/Nitobe_Memorial_Garden_993.jpg

Text Credit: www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/nitobe

NEWS FEED
  • Nitobe Memorial Garden
    guestBook Guestbook/ GeoGal1/ Jul 21, 2017

    We had a very peaceful stroll through this garden on our one night back in Vancouver. My parents loved it.

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ GeoGal1/ Jul 21, 2017
  • Zen Garden
    guestBook Guestbook/ yamaneko/ Apr 24, 2017

    Such a nice surprise within the premises of the University of British Colombia. A good place to find inner peace in the midst of busy exam period!

Nitobe Memorial Garden

Nitobe Memorial Garden

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What was the Crown Prince (now Emperor) of Japan's reaction as he walked through the garden?

Canada is amazing It's so beautiful! I am Japan Mimicry is the highest form of flattery, thank you Canada
NEWS FEED
  • Nitobe Memorial Garden
    guestBook Guestbook/ GeoGal1/ Jul 21, 2017

    We had a very peaceful stroll through this garden on our one night back in Vancouver. My parents loved it.

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ GeoGal1/ Jul 21, 2017
  • Zen Garden
    guestBook Guestbook/ yamaneko/ Apr 24, 2017

    Such a nice surprise within the premises of the University of British Colombia. A good place to find inner peace in the midst of busy exam period!

Welcome to Nitobe Memorial Garden, a traditional Japanese Tea and Stroll garden located at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Nitobe Garden is considered to be the one of the most authentic Japanese gardens in North America and among the top five Japanese gardens outside of Japan, the Nitobe Garden includes a rare authentic Tea Garden with a ceremonial Tea House.

Each tree, stone and shrub has been deliberately placed and is carefully maintained to reflect an idealized conception and symbolic representation of nature. There is harmony among natural forms - waterfalls, rivers, forests, islands and seas - and a balance of masculine and feminine forces traditionally attributed to natural elements. Realizing that many native trees and shrubs could be trained and pruned in typical Japanese fashion, the garden's creators incorporated them as unique features. Some maple and cherry trees and most of the azaleas and iris were brought from Japan. A place of reflection, where each step reveals a new harmony, the garden is designed to suggest a span of time - a day, a week or a lifetime - with a beginning, choice of paths, and ending.

1895 Lower Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia
http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/nitobe
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Photo: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e7/Nitobe_Memorial_Garden_993.jpg