Established in 1959, the University of Alberta Botanic Garden (formerly the Devonian Botanic Garden) is a 240 acre oasis of beauty located just west of the city of Edmonton. The facility includes a number of different display gardens, including the new Aga Khan Garden, a gorgeous Kurimoto Japanese Garden, an Alpine Garden, herb and sensory gardens, an arid plant house, a butterfly greenhouse, a peony collection, and many other special growing areas. The Garden also offers educational courses, including some for kids and families, and can be rented out for weddings, photo sessions and other special occasions.
The University of Alberta Botanic Garden is open for the season on Monday, June 1, 2020. You must reserve your visit in advance this year, as part of new health and safety guidelines brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. Some other changes you can expect to see are:
- No concession or access to water fountains
- One-way foot traffic
- Indoor spaces closed, as well as benches and picnic tables
- No programs or events for the remainder of 2020
- Time limit of two-hours per visit, with staggered entry
Before planning your visit, be sure to check out all new information on their Visitor Information 2020 webpage. Enjoy a break from the stress of life by visiting the calm and beautiful surroundings at University of Alberta Botnanic Garden this year!
University of Alberta Botanic Garden:
When: June – October (Daily)
Time: 10 am to 8 pm
Address: 5 kms north of Devon on Highway 60 in Parkland County
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.