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Magnolia Day Tours

UBC Botanical Garden

Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Magnolia Day Tours

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Type End Quantity
11:00 am tour
Tour participants will be required to show a valid membership card or pay regular admission prices when they arrive at the garden.
Ended Free  
1:30 pm tour
Tour participants will be required to show a valid membership card or pay regular admission prices when they arrive at the garden.
Ended Free  
3:00 pm tour
Tour participants will be required to show a valid membership card or pay regular admission prices when they arrive at the garden.
Ended Free  

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Event Details

Saturday April 6, 2013
Tours at 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.

Location: UBC Botanical Garden, Entrance
Cost: Free with paid garden admission or membership (see our website for rates)

UBC Botanical Garden is a magical place in early spring, in large part because of its extensive collection of flowering magnolias. The majority of magnolias in the David C. Lam Asian Garden open their fragrant white or pink flowers early in the spring before their leaves emerge.

Join Douglas Justice (Associate Director and Curator of Collections) and Andy Hill (Asian Garden Curator) for a special 1½ hour tour of the magnificent magnolia trees planted throughout the Garden.

The genus Magnolia is named for the 17th Century French botanist, Pierre Magnol. There are some 200 or so species of Magnolia in the world, most of them evergreens that inhabit the mountain forests of Southeast Asia and Central and South America, but some are temperate species found in east Asia and eastern North America.

Magnolias are among the most ancient of flowering plant lineages. There are a number of characteristics that indicate this, including that the flower parts are spirally arranged, rather than in definite whorls, and that the showy, outer flower parts are not differentiated into separate sepals and petals, as they are with the flowers of most recently evolved plants. The name for these undifferentiated petal-like structures is tepals. As well, Magnolia flowers are pollinated exclusively by beetles; they are not adapted to pollination by bees or other modern insects, which partly explains why the flowers are so large and sturdy.
 

This specialtly tour* will be offered three times during the day:

  • 11:00 a.m.
  • 1:30 p.m.
  • 3:00 p.m.

*Space is limited, RSVP early to avoid disappointment

 

Have questions about Magnolia Day Tours? Contact UBC Botanical Garden

When & Where

6804 SW Marine Drive
Vancouver, V6T 1Z4
Canada

Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM


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UBC Botanical Garden

Canada's oldest university botanic garden, UBC Botanical Garden was established in 1916 under the directorship of John Davidson, British Columbia's first provincial botanist. The original mission of the Garden was research into the native flora of British Columbia.

Over the past century, the mission of UBC Botanical Garden has broadened to include research, conservation, teaching and public display of temperate plants from around the world, particularly Asian, alpine and native plants.

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