Lilac Tent

Nestled near the Garden’s collection of lilacs, close to the Alpine Garden, this 30' x 40' white garden tent is perfect for family gatherings, company picnics, birthday parties, wedding showers and group functions.


Your Lilac Tent Rental includes

  • Admission to the Garden and free parking for all your guests
  • Picnic tables or 5-foot round tables with chairs (your preference)
  • 6-foot rectangular tables if required for food service
  • Set-up of tables and chairs by Garden staff
  • Signage directing guests to your function
  • Golf cart shuttle service for elderly and disabled guests at the beginning and end of the event

Additional Information

  • There are no cooking or BBQ facilities at the Lilac Tent. You may bring in your own self-contained picnic-style food or arrange catering.
  • If you wish to serve alcohol at your function, you must obtain a licence (available where you purchase your beverages).
  • Most functions in the Lilac Tent must be held during regular Garden hours. There are, however, a limited number of openings for evening functions – call for availability.
  • The round tables we provide are unfinished plywood – table coverings are recommended. The Garden does not have any table linens, - you are responsible for bringing your own. Picnic tables are painted wood and can be used with or without table coverings at your discretion.
  • Available June through mid-September.
  • The Lilac Tent is not available for Saturday wedding receptions.

Lilac Tent Rental Rates

Half day (4-hour rental) up to 70 guests  $760
Full day (8-hour rental) up to 70 guests.  $1,215

A 50% non-refundable reservation deposit is required at the time of booking.
Prices do not include GST. Rates subject to change.

Contact Us

For more information or to book, call 780-492-3138 or email uabg.bookings@ualberta.ca