About the University of Alberta Botanic Garden
The University of Alberta Botanic Garden (formerly the Devonian Botanic Garden) is a stunning 240-acre property located in Parkland County, 15 minutes southwest of Edmonton, with cultivated gardens and plant collections, indoor showhouses, and an extensive nature trail system.
Highlights of the Garden, which was established in 1959, include the Kurimoto Japanese Garden; a Tropical Showhouse with exotic butterflies; Temperate and Arid Showhouses; alpine, herb, rose, peony, lilac, lily and primula collections; Indigenous Garden; trial beds and much more.
In 2018, construction of the new Aga Khan Garden, Alberta, will be complete. A $25 million gift from His Highness the Aga Khan, the Moghul-inspired garden, with secluded forest paths, wide, stepped terraces that change with the seasons, geometric water features that stream into wetlands and a spectacular orchard of local plants, the 4.8-hectare Aga Khan Garden will be an amazing experience for area residents and visitors alike.
The University of Alberta Botanic Garden is an award-winning visitor attraction, a research site, and home to year-round adult and children's education programming.
The University of Alberta Botanic Garden is a unit of the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Alberta. The Garden’s collections include a wide diversity of plants, with an emphasis on plants suitable for a cold northern climate, including ornamentals, fruits, vegetables, trees and shrubs.
Open to visitors seasonally, and year-round for education courses.
"Botanic gardens are institutions holding documented collections of living plants for the purposes of scientific research, conservation, display and education." – Botanic Gardens Conservation International