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Devonian Gardens, Calgary

2.9
#12 of 36 in Parks in Calgary
A serene natural park set inside a modern indoor complex, Devonian Gardens offers an elaborate display of plant life in the heart of downtown. Walk among palm trees, colorful flowers, and trickling water fountains with shimmering Koi fish. Natural light shining from the large windows and skylights overhead help to showcase more than 135 local and tropical varieties of plants. Explore and take a photo in front of the giant living wall. The park features numerous playground areas for the kids and even provides childcare programs. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Calgary holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Devonian Gardens and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • When I was in Calgary, there were tons of places to visit but these gardens were my wife's favourite...  more »
  • We did not realise that such a lovely garden was on level 4 of the Core shopping centre. Children's playground area and a lovely pond with fish. A very pleasant area all under cover.  more »
  • What a great place! we stopped here for lunch. It is such a peaceful, chilled out spot. Try it out and enjoy the lovely atmosphere.  more »
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  • Its been almost a year i've gone their several times. But its always been closed. They say their doing maintenance and repairs to it but it seems like their not doing anything because in year they could have built a whole new garden. Please do something because this is one of the attractions of the city and mall.
  • Place has been closed for over 8 months. Not sure what people have been reviewing for the last 8 months, but it sure isn't this place. As for what was left of the garden after the first big reno... not much WAY smaller, less than half the plants and a shadow of all of the former water features. But it is a great food court, but botanic garden... nope.
  • They destroyed the gardens. Use to be an awesome and free place to go. We use to have winter picnics there. Terrible replacement.... they destroyed it like they did with Bowness Park.
  • I'm not sure who's writing a lot of these recent reviews, but they seem to be for the "old" Devonian Gardens. Old Devonian Gardens was separated from the food court, humid and warm even in the winter, alive with exotic flora and turtles, a welcome respite from the bustling downtown core. I have many happy childhood memories there, exploring the many sidepaths. New Devonian Gardens is connected to the food court, is devoid of any character or charisma, and it sure as hell isn't warm. I hope the construction improves on it, but I doubt it.
  • A lovely indoor garden. Nothing particularly special. I wouldnt go out of my way to see it but if youre in td mall just give it a walk through

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