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Magnolia Musings with Celeste Snowber

April 2, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Discover the beauty and inspiration of magnolias through a poetic and performative lens in the Asian Garden with Dr. Celeste Snowber. UBC Botanical Garden is a magical place in early spring, in large part because of its extensive conservation collection of flowering Magnolias. Enjoy a blend of art and ecology in this creative Garden performance. Our unique collection of plants and Celeste’s enthralling interpretation of our majestic botanical beauties are sure to delight!

Date: Saturday, April 2nd, 2023

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Location: UBC Botanical Garden, Garden Entrance, 6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver BC


Celeste Snowber, PhD is dancer, poet/writer and award-winning educator who is a Professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. Celeste has written extensively and her books include, Embodied inquiry: Writing living and being through the body, three collections of poetry and her most recent book is Dance, poetics and place: Site-specific performance as a portal to knowing, which has a chapter dedicated to the work in the UBC garden. Celeste had the privilege of being the Artist in Residence in the UBC Botanical Garden for two years and she continues to create site-specific performances in the natural world that explore the connections between ecology and the arts. Celeste lives outside Vancouver, B.C. and is a mother of three amazing adult sons. She can be found dancing between land and sea or at www.celestesnowber.com.

Important Notes: 

Space is limited, register online to secure your spot! Please dress for the weather and bring footwear suitable for all terrains. This event will go ahead rain or shine.

Purchase Tickets here


Please note that this is a walking tour with very few locations to sit throughout the tour.

Cancellation Policies:

UBC Botanical Garden does not have the capacity to refund tickets. If the performance is cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control, ticket holders will receive a gift card for the value of their tickets that can be redeemed for UBC Botanical Garden and Nitobe Memorial Garden admission and in The Shop in the Garden

Please note:

Masks are no longer required but are recommended in indoor spaces on The University of British Columbia campus. Learn about Covid-19 protocols at UBC: covid19.ubc.ca.


April 2, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research
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