New programming, facilities highlight 2022 summer season at Garden

May 5, 2022 Devon — The University of Alberta Botanic Garden is ready to launch the 2022 summer season, with exciting new programming and facilities for guests to experience. The new Welcome Centre is ready to host guests for the first time. The award-winning centre is home to the Patio Cafe, where chef Joe Simpkin Read More

Garden raises picnic bar in partnership with local restaurant

  June 9, 2020 U of A Botanic Garden raises picnic bar in partnership with local restaurant Devon — The University of Alberta Botanic Garden is raising the bar on its popular Twilight Picnic Experience, in a new partnership with Edmonton High Street restaurant, Partake. When the Twilight Picnic Experience was launched in 2020, guests Read More

Garden ready for safe spring opening

  The University of Alberta Botanic Garden opens its gates for the season on May 6, 2021, ready to welcome a public grown weary of the pandemic and the many stresses of the last year. “Once again, the Garden is a refuge, a place to get away for a few hours, relax, rejuvenate and enjoy Read More

Breaking ground on the Diwan

In October, the Board of Governors gave the green light to begin construction on the Diwan at the Aga Khan Garden. Plans are underway to start the project in early 2021, with the Diwan scheduled to open in the summer of 2022. The Diwan is an integral component of the Aga Khan Garden at the Read More

Kids get a nature boost for free this fall

The University of Alberta Botanic Garden is opening its gates to children for free this fall, to offer a respite from the challenges of a pandemic year. “Kids, their families, students and teachers are all going through a lot, especially this fall,” said Carl Charest, interim executive director at the Garden. “Their schools are different. Read More

Open until Thanksgiving – fall hours in effect

The Garden is open to visitors for the season until October 12, 2020. We are so glad to welcome visitors to the tranquility of the Garden, to relax, to breathe the fresh air, and reconnect to nature. Fall hours are 10 am to 5 pm for regular admissions, by advance reservation. To keep visitors and Read More

Garden to open June 1, 2020

Updated May 15, 2020 The Garden is open for visitors starting June 1, 2020. We are so glad to welcome visitors to the tranquility of the Garden, to relax, to breathe the fresh air, and reconnect to nature. To keep visitors and staff safe, which is our utmost priority, we are following the guidelines of Read More

Garden closing early for 2019 season – last day to visit is Sept. 2

The University of Alberta Botanic Garden will close its gates to visitors for the season after September 2, 2019, to allow for construction of a proposed new entry pavilion structure. Due to the early closure, several previously scheduled fall events have been cancelled, including the Fall Family Festival, Fruit Growers Festival and Dog Day at Read More

Aga Khan Garden, Alberta Officially Inaugurated

Contemporary interpretation of Islamic landscape architecture is northernmost in the world Edmonton, Canada Oct. 16, 2018 – Alberta Lt.-Gov. Lois Mitchell, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and His Highness the Aga Khan today officially inaugurated the Aga Khan Garden, Alberta. The Aga Khan Garden, located at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden southwest of Edmonton, features Read More