A botanical garden isn’t just a garden filled with plants – it is a garden of ideas. Whether a developer, designer, innovator, or just plain interested, botanical gardens can offer secrets that are beyond their edible, aromatic, and medicinal properties.
In this exploration of nature, TEALEAVES explores how botanical gardens and the “secrets” they house can inspire different innovators from tea blenders, designers, academics and more to build lasting impact on people, society and the environment.
With this knowledge, it is our hope to generate awareness for and curb future decisions that may harmfully impact our planet and our well-being.
“Through millions of years of evolution, the structures and processes of organisms have resolved many of the engineering and environmental challenges facing the modern world–we just need to look, observe, and learn.”
— Patrick Lewis, Director of UBC Botanical Garden