New plans unveiled for UNBC's $5.9M botanical garden

February 11, 2020

The David Douglas Botanical Garden Society has unveiled its plan for the second part of the expansion of the University of Northern British Columbia's David Douglas Botanical Garden. The second phase of the project would see a visitor centre, ornamental gardens, First Nations garden, and research plots added to the grounds and will cost $2.7M. Phase three, at the cost of another $3.2M, proposes development of wetlands and an elevated cable walk through the forested lands on the acreage. Society President Linda Naess said the garden serves an important role for promoting wellness for UNBC faculty, staff, and others. "You can take your family up and walk through a labyrinth. You can maybe do a skywalk. Somebody's suggested a zipline," Naess said. "It's endless what you can do there and we think it's good for the whole community." CBC (BC)