About the University of Alberta Botanic Garden

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 of the UA Botanic Garden, an award-winning visitor attraction, 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. Other highlights of the UA Botanic Garden, which was established in 1959, include 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.

The University of Alberta Botanic Garden is operated by the Support and Recreation Services department, UA Facilities and Operations.

Open to visitors year-round, with some closures in the winter and early spring.


We grow plants to connect people with the earth so that they cherish the essence of life.