Shop & Eat

Shop in the Garden


The Shop in the Garden 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 licensed outdoor Patio Café offers soup, sandwiches, salads, light lunch fare, daily specials, 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. In 2018, the UABG Plant Sale is a two-day event only, May 12 & 13. Learn more...

Picnics at the Garden

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You may bring your own food to the Garden - picnicking is permitted, with some restrictions. Barbeques and cooking equipment are not allowed. Unreserved picnic areas are limited - groups should call ahead to inquire about availability of space.