Two years ago, when I was touring campuses in search of a place I could call my home for the next four years, one of the major aspects which made me fall in love with UBC Vancouver was it’s abundance of nature. From its forests to its beaches, mountain views, parks and gardens, there’s such beautiful scenery to take in on campus, making the studying experience a lot more enjoyable and less stressful, especially during exam seasons! One of the main attractions of the campus which really tipped my decision to study here over the edge of indecision or hesitation was the Nitobe Japanese Memorial Garden. Nitobe combines West-coast and Japanese-imitation plants with traditional Japanese horticulture and meanings, creating a perfect balance and fusion between the two cultures through the wonderful and peaceful gardens.
Check out this really cool video of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony at the Nitobe garden!
Until next week,