Designers, artists, and engineers can all look to botanical gardens for inspiration.

Hear from several botanists from University of British Columbia Botanical Garden who have experienced first hand the amazing strides that can be made by looking to plants beyond their edible, aromatic, and medicinal properties.

PROF. JAS PAL BADYAL

FRS & Professor of Chemistry, Durham University

DENIS HAYES

Founder of Earth Day, President of the Bullitt Foundation

ANDY HILL

Curator-Horticulturist, UBC Botanical Gardens

DAN HINKLEY

Director, Heronswood Garden

DOUGLAS JUSTICE

Associate Director, Horticulture and Collections, UBC Botanical Gardens

DR. ROBERT LANG

NASA Physicist, Origami Artist and Theorist

DR. WANDA LEWIS

Emeritus Professor; Chartered Engineer and Fellow at the Institute of Frei Otto

CHRISTINE LINTOTT

Principal Architect & Biomimicry Professional, Christine Lintott Architects

GRANT MANSIERE

Student, Summerland Secondary School; Canada-Wide Science Fair Participant

ALEC MACKENZIE

Owner, Argus Controls

KELTY McKINNON

Partner, Landscape Architect, PFS Studios

RICHARD V. PIACENTINI

President & CEO, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

MICHAEL PAWLYN

Director, Exploration Architecture

DR. LOREN RIESEBERG

Professor of Botany & Founder of the Rieseberg Lab, UBC Biodiversity Research Centre

DIMITRI SMIRNOFF

Biologist and Educator, California Academy of Sciences

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