The Garden Experience Pass

Experience your happy place, all year long!

The research is conclusive – time spent in nature releases your “happy hormones”, increases your sense of wellbeing, and generally makes you feel great.

With a Garden Experience Pass, you get year-round access to rejuvenation, relaxation and natural stress relief. From the first green buds of spring to summer’s flowery days, from autumn’s colourful show to the peaceful beauty of winter – it’s all yours to enjoy, as often as you wish. Add to that a lineup of special moments at the Garden, (designed with safety in mind) – a changing menu of music, art and other delights to brighten your visits.

In addition to unlimited regular admissions, you’ll get two tickets to Luminaria, the Garden’s most popular annual event in December. You’ll get two guest admission tickets to share with your friends. And, you’ll get an option to add a gourmet Twilight Picnic for an incredible discounted price – an offer exclusive to Garden Experience passholders. Plus, whenever you show your pass at the Patio Cafe, you’ll get a free ice cream or hot beverage.

Your happy place is waiting!

Your Garden Experience Pass includes:
  • A full year of unlimited* regular admissions during Garden open hours, in all four seasons
  • Two admission tickets to share with guests (value $37.50)
  • A pair of tickets to the Luminaria experience in December 2021 (value $40)
  • An option to purchase a Twilight Picnic for Two at a special discounted price ($50 savings)
  • Treats on the house! Show your Garden Experience Pass at the Patio Cafe and get a free hot beverage of your choice (coffee, tea, hot chocolate) or an ice cream cone, whenever you visit
  • Extra benefits and flash offers throughout the year exclusive to Garden Experience Passholders

$150 + tax
(*excludes some special events)

Want to make it even more special? It’s easy with these add-ons:
  • Add a Twilight Picnic for two for a fantastic discounted price of $75 (reg. price $125)
  • You can add a second person to your pass (admission only) for only $80

Hurry! Garden Experience Passes are available in limited quantities, on sale for a short time only.

 


Garden Experience Package FAQs

What can I expect when I order a Garden Experience Pass?

You can decide whether you want to pick up your pass at the Garden the next time you visit (at no charge) or have your pass mailed to you for $4 (to cover mailing costs). You’ll get a package with your Garden Experience Pass, Luminaria tickets and guest admission passes.

I have my Experience Pass! Can I just show up?

In 2021, reservations for all admissions must be made online in advance, including Luminaria and picnics, and are subject to capacity limits. When you reserve, there will be an option to indicate you’re a Garden Experience Passholder.

I want to give the Garden Experience Pass as a gift. Can I specify an address where the package should be mailed?

If you would like us to mail your package to an address other than your own, or specify someone else as a passholder, you can let us know at uabg.events@ualberta.ca and we’ll take care of it.

What does “unlimited admission” mean?

It means that Garden Experience passholders can enjoy regular admission to the Garden as many times as they want throughout the whole year, whenever the Garden is open. We have expanded our open hours to take advantage of the beauty of all four seasons. We still have some periods where we’re closed to visitors (usually November and March/April), but your pass gives you access whenever the Garden is open. Some special ticketed events are excluded – check the website or contact us if you’re not sure.

I’m a Friends of the Garden member. How does this work for me?

You can purchase your Garden Experience Pass, and then just let the Friends of the Garden know at info@friendsofuabg.org. They’ll happily extend your Friends’ membership to cover the period of the Garden Experience Pass, so you can retain your FOG membership.


For more information, contact uabg.info@ualberta.ca or 780-492-3267