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Lorena Smalley



The University of Alberta Botanic Garden (formerly the Devonian Botanic Garden) is a stunning 97 hectare (240-acre) property located in Parkland County, 15 minutes southwest of Edmonton, with cultivated gardens and plant collections, indoor showhouses, and extensive natural areas.


Highlights Garden include:

  • the Aga Khan Garden, a 4.8 hectare Mughal-inspired garden made possible by a gift from His Highness the Aga Khan, which features secluded forest paths, granite and limestone terraces, still pools that reflect the prairie sky, waterfalls and streams.
  • The tranquil Kurimoto Japanese Garden;
  • A Tropical Showhouse with exotic butterflies;
  • Temperate and Arid Showhouses;
  • Indigenous Peoples’ Garden;
  • Extensive alpine garden and much more.

The Garden’s collections include a wide diversity, with an emphasis on plants suitable for a cold northern climate, including ornamentals, fruits, vegetables, trees and shrubs.

There is a cafe for lunch or bring a picnic lunch! 

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