Events at UBC Sauder

Scoops and Silk Trees: Ice cream tasting at VanDusen

Elephant Garden Creamery

Are you and your family craving a sweet treat this summer? Join us in Vancouver on Saturday, August 27, for our first in-person alumni event since the pandemic—an ice cream tasting at VanDusen Botanical Garden! Tickle your taste buds with a variety of unique flavours, including dairy-free options, offered by the alumni-owned Elephant Garden Creamery, with a chance to visit the magnificent floral sights at VanDusen Botanical Garden afterwards. Be sure to make the sweet treats even sweeter by bringing along friends and family.*

We hope to see you there!

Registration deadline: Friday, August 19, 2022 (or until space fills up)

*This event is only open to UBC Sauder alumni and guests.

When: Saturday, August 27, 2022, 1:00 –2:30pm PT, followed by garden visit (optional).
Where: Floral Hall, VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5151 Oak Street Vancouver BC V6M 4H1 - map

Tickets are $10 per person and include garden access. This event is free for children under 12.

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Additional Information

This event is being organized in accordance with the University of British Columbia and the province of British Columbia's COVID-19 and other public health guidelines. Please note that changes to current government regulations may lead to postponement, rescheduling or cancellation of the event.


If you have any questions about this event or would like more information, please contact





Betsy Ng (BSc '10)
Co-Owner and Founder,
Elephant Garden Creamery

Betsy Ng is the co-owner of Elephant Garden Creamery, located on Commercial Drive in Vancouver, BC. She opened the shop with her brother, Bruce, in September 2018.

After graduating from UBC, Ng worked at different food companies doing quality assurance, but the dream of opening a dessert shop was never far from her mind. She began doing research into ice cream manufacturing, and eventually decided to enroll in an ice cream manufacturing course in the U.S., followed by a gelato-making workshop in Italy to take her passion further. Like most young entrepreneurs, she realized she needed a specialty in order to shine in a crowded field and sought to create original flavours as a draw for her customers.

Elephant Garden Creamery (EGC) produces artisanal ice cream in small batches with love and care. The unique flavour lineup is kept multicultural to appeal to all and to reflect Vancouver’s diverse and delicious food community. EGC’s scoops of joy will surely bring delight at first lick!

Read more about Betsy's story here.