Nestled in the far corner of our university campus behind the Asian Centre, lie the Nitobe Japanese Memorial Gardens. It covers 2.5 acres of land and is part of the UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research.
It is widely known as one of the most authentic Japanese gardens in North America and was established in honor of Nitobe Inazo (1862-1933), a Japanese author, educator, diplomat and politician. He died in Victoria, BC, the sister city of Nitobe’s home town of Morioka.
Beautiful at all times of the year, the garden is especially radiant in the fall when the leaves change into a gorgeous array of colours.