Visitor Information 2022

You can expect to find your happy place when you visit the University of Alberta Botanic Garden!

Relaxation, rejuvenation and enjoyment are only 15 minutes SW of Edmonton. At this garden in a forest, you'll discover how nature ignites your "happy hormones" while you experience a peaceful, beautiful natural environment. Explore cultural gardens, northern climate-hardy plant collections and extensive natural areas, all on 240 acres (80 walkable acres).

Your happy place is waiting!

Reserve Your Visit

Guests can either purchase their tickets at the gate or online. Note that last admission is one hour before closing time.

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Before You Visit

  • Visitors to all U of A facilities are responsible for monitoring their health for COVID-19 related symptoms. Please use the Alberta Health daily checklist before visiting the Garden. Any visitors who feel unwell are asked to stay home; should you feel unwell after coming to to the Garden, we ask that you please leave immediately.
  • Masks are recommended but not required in all indoor spaces (eg. washrooms, indoor showhouses), or if you are unable to maintain physical distancing. We ask that visitors respect the choices of others in our community regarding masking.
  • Please maintain physical distance wherever possible.
  • Please note construction is underway on the Diwan Pavilion near the Aga Khan Garden. (Scheduled for completion summer 2022.)
  • The indoor showhouses will be open for enjoyment in 2022, however, butterflies are not yet available in the Tropical House.

Food and Beverage

  • The licensed Patio Cafe concession is open during Garden hours, serving lunch, light snacks and beverages.


Most open areas of the Garden are accessible on paved or brick pathways, which are kept cleared. Some parts of the Garden may be challenging for unassisted wheelchairs (eg. hills, rough terrain). Please call ahead to arrange loaner wheelchairs (limited availability). 

Tips for Enjoying Your Visit

  • Bring your camera - there are many photo opportunities!
  • Comfortable footwear will make your day a happier one.
  • Dress for the weather – in Alberta, that means to come prepared for any eventuality.
  • Leave animals at home. With the exception of certified service animals, pets are not permitted at the Garden.  This restriction is lifted on special Dog Days only. 
  • Smoking of any kind, including vaping and cannabis, is strictly prohibited inside the Garden.

Other Information

Hours & Admission Rates
Location & Parking
Visitor Guidelines


For more information call (780) 492-3267 or email