Shop & Eat

Little Bluestem Gift Shop

 The Little Bluestem Gift Shop is a charming spot to find unique giftware, handmade crafts, products from local and Canadian artisans, jewelry and a great selection of books. Open daily during Garden open hours, and during Luminaria. No admission charged to shop.

Patio Cafe

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The outdoor Patio Café, operated by Perks Coffee, offers sandwiches, salads, light lunch fare, ice cream and beverages. Open during regular Garden hours, however, on rainy days, the Patio Café may close early.

Plant Sale

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Choose from an interesting selection of hardy perennials, vegetables, bedding plants, indoor tropicals and succulents, tiny succulents for fairy gardens, hanging baskets, patio planters and more, at very reasonable prices. The majority of plants are sold during the two-day Annual Plant Sale on Mother's Day weekend, however, a small selection of plants are available for purchase throughout the open season.

Picnics at the Garden

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You may bring your own food to the Garden - picnicking is permitted, with some restrictions. Barbeques, cooking equipment and sports equipment are not permitted. Unreserved picnic areas are limited. Unreserved picnic space is not available for large groups (10+) or special occasion functions. Groups should inquire ahead about renting our reserved group areas at uabg.bookings@ualberta.ca or 780-492-3138.