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 to visitors from May 1 to September 2, 2019. The garden will be closing early this year to accommodate construction of a new entry pavilion. Hours of operation are:
- May 1-31, 2019 – 10 am to 5 pm daily
- June 1-September 2, 2019 – 10 am to 6 pm daily, plus open late Thursdays until dusk.
Be sure to check out Half-Price Admission Days, the first Tuesday of each month:
- May 7
- June 4
- July 2
- August 6
The Garden offers a number of special event days throughout the season – keep an eye on their Events page for more information about these events.
University of Alberta Botanic Garden:
Where: 5 kms north of Devon on Highway 60 in Parkland County
When: Open May 1 to October 14, 2019
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.