Our Gardens are open daily from May 1 to Thanksgiving, seven days a week, and site viewings can be arranged by appointment. Depending on conditions, it is not always possible to view the Garden in the winter months – however, we are happy to send you photos and answer any questions.
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required for all wedding bookings. There are no exceptions. Payment can be made with Visa, MasterCard, debit, money order, and cash. Personal cheques are not accepted.
As the Devonian Botanic Garden provides a sheltered backup for inclement weather, there are no refunds. There are no exceptions.
All ceremony packages include a sheltered rain backup, and include access to our indoor showhouses for photos. You have until one hour before your ceremony to let us know if you want your ceremony moved under shelter.
On the day of the wedding, a separate entrance will be opened to your guests. Our friendly wedding staff will be present to greet and direct your guests to the ceremony location. We also provide signage along the way to help guide guests to your ceremony site.
A shuttle service is included in ceremony packages for the bridal party, immediate family, elderly and disabled guests only. All other guests must be prepared to walk. Golf carts cannot be rented by the public. A shuttle service to the ceremony site is included in ceremony packages for the bridal party, immediate family, elderly and disabled guests only. All other guests must be prepared to walk.
With your ceremony booking, there is shuttle service for elderly and disabled guests. This shuttle will transport guests to the ceremony location, and back to the front entrance after the event.
We will shuttle the wedding party to the first photo location after the ceremony. After drop off, the wedding party must be prepared for walking from one photo location to another.
The Ozawa Pavilion, located in our Kurimoto Japanese Garden offers washroom, shower and full kitchen facilities. This Japanese style teahouse can be rented for two hours, four hours and overnight. Must be booked in advance, subject to availability – please contact the Weddings Team for more information.
You can bring your own sound system. There is power at the Wedding Patio and Pine Pavilion. You will need to bring your own cords. There are several outlets in the Kurimoto Japanese Garden – you must provide a cord. There is a power source near the Alpine Garden. There is no power in the Primula Dell - sound systems must be able to run on battery.
You can rent a PA system from the Garden. PA system can be used with iPods or CD players. Cost is $60, and includes wireless lapel or hand-held mics. Contact us for more information.
We can book a live musician for you. The Devonian Botanic Garden has access to some of the finest musicians in Edmonton, and can arrange the booking for you. Please contact the Wedding Coordinator for more information.
You can hire your own musician(s). Please remind them that this is an outdoor facility, and that all instruments/equipment must be transported by foot or on a golf cart. Vehicles are not allowed in the Garden without advance permission of the Weddings Team. If your musicians require shelter, 10’x10’ white pop-up tents are available for an extra charge of $25.
A photographer is not included with your booking.
Although we are mainly an outdoor facility, there are a few indoor locations that can be used for wedding photographs, with ceremony package bookings only.
These areas are small, so photo opportunities may be limited.
There are washrooms in the main parking lot area, near the Gift Shop and Visitor Entrance. There are additional washrooms near the Pine Pavilion, on the east side of the Main Garden.
We are not located on the University of Alberta campus. The Devonian Botanic Garden is located in Parkland County - only 15 minutes from West Edmonton Mall or SW Edmonton (5 km north of Devon on Highway 60).
Sorry, there are no discounts for weddings or photographs.
Sorry, pets are not permitted at the Garden.
The University of Alberta Botanic Garden is a unit of
Japanese Tea Ceremony
Sunday, May 7, 2017. Several sitting times.
Guided Tours of the Kurimoto Japanese Garden
Sunday, May 7, 2017. Tours at 11:30am and 1:30pm
Kodomo no hi (Japanese Children’s Day)
Sunday, May 7, 2017, 11am-3pm