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Devonian Gardens, Calgary

2.9
#13 of 49 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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  • The Devonian Gardens can be found in a shopping mall to 7 AV. on 4 high, an unusual experience. Everywhere cozy seats in an indoor park. Great fun experience. Too bad a lot of the gardens was closed for maintenance!
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  • Two of us visited the Devonian Gardens in the Core shopping complex. Unfortunately a large part of the gardens were closed for renovation, but still interesting to visit.  more »
  • perfect place to have lunch on a cold snowy day. Even better on a warm sunny day. Brown bag it and enjoy. You won't regret it.  more »
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  • It seems that ever since Calgary decided to shrink and "improve" Devonian Gardens its been a #@$ show as far as quality of construction or planning. I've been there 4 times in the last 3 years and every time its been 80% closed due to some constantly re occurring repairs! Today was the same when we decided to take some out of town visitors down there, even when the website states that all repairs were due to be completed in 2017 the place was AGAIN 80% closed. Either get your stuff together and update your website accurately or give the construction over to qualified companies.
  • It's completely a different world inside the garden. You are in green zone surrounding by a lots of trees and small pond. Have piano near the pond. Thanks to some lovely people who run the piano while you sitting there and enjoying the beauty. Also there is a small kids play ground there.
  • Undoubtedly one of the biggest blunders in the history of the City of Calgary were the "renovations" and "enhancements" made to the Devonian Gardens when it shut down in 2008 for what eventually became a 4 year debacle, finally reopening in 2012. Pre 2008 Devonian Gardens was a true oasis and escape in Downtown Calgary. It's clear that when the gardens reopened in 2012 that it was designed with commercial business in mind, as it no longer has a unique feel, but is now just an acerbic extension of the nearby food court - when the place is open. The "renovations" are such a fiasco that Devonian Gardens - what's left of it - has barely been open since 2012. It's gotten to the point that I will no longer miss the Devonian Gardens in its current form if it were to shut down entirely - the place has been on life support since its reopening. If you want a shining example of municipal waste and mismanagement, look no further than Calgary's Devonian Gardens.
  • The up stairs portion is nice. Been Going here for quit sometime now, and i have to admit i like the new Devonian gardens and where its going. Personally the old one was quite dirty and was always closed for maintenance. This is a great place to relax if your on your lunch / coffee break. I find its a nice place to relax when I'm waiting for rush hour to subside on the ctrain.
  • like it, peace amid rustle bustle..Good idea of such a peaceful place in downtown
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