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University of Alberta Botanic Garden

51227 AB-60, Parkland County, Alberta GPS: 53 24 30 N 113 45 43 W

Something beautiful is growing here! The University of Alberta Botanic Garden (formerly the
Devonian Botanic Garden) is a stunning 97 hectare property located in Parkland County, 15 minutes
southwest of Edmonton, with cultivated gardens, indoor showhouses, and extensive natural areas.
Experience a “garden in a forest”, with features like the Kurimoto Japanese Garden; Tropical Showhouse
with exotic butterflies; Temperate and Arid Showhouses; an extensive alpine garden; herb, rose,
peony, lilac, lily and primula collections; Indigenous Garden, trial beds and a wide variety of
plants suitable for a cold northern climate, including ornamentals, fruits, vegetables, trees and
shrubs.

In 2018, a spectacular new garden will bloom at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden (UABG), made
possible by a contribution in excess of $25 million by His Highness the Aga Khan. With secluded
forest paths, wide, stepped terraces that change with the seasons, geometric water features and a
spectacular orchard of local plants, the 4.8-hectare Aga Khan Garden will be an amazing sensory
experience for visitors.

The largest botanic garden in Alberta, the UABG is an award-winning visitor attraction, research site,
and home to year-round adult and children’s education programming. Special events are offered
throughout the open season, and in December the popular Luminaria event glows with thousands of
candles along its snowy pathways.

Open seasonally; check website www.botanicgarden.ualberta.ca for hours.

 

  • Outdoor Patio Cafe
  • Charming Gift Shop
  • Annual Plant Sale
  • Many Special Events
  • Drop-in Tours (Tram and Walking)
  • Group Tours and Rates

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