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Devonian Gardens, Calgary

(3/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
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 Devonian Gardens and beyond, use our Calgary vacation trip planner to get the most from your Calgary vacation.
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  • This is a fabulous place to hang out when it's open - especially on a cold or rainy day. The plants give off lots of oxygen and people are playing the baby grand piano beyond the koi pond. I miss the ...  more »
  • Ok, since 2012 the Garden has been closed more often than it has been open. When it was re-opened the place was about 25% smaller and opened up to be a food court for the mall. They have less than hal...  more »
  • Devonian Gardens in the heart of Calgary within the Core shopping centre is a delightful and peaceful area to enjoy some lunch or a respite within your outing. The area is filled with green plants and...  more »
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  • it's closed right now for upgrade but this place is awesome. .they had turtles. .so cool lots of foliage tropical trees..very nice to get away from the rat race..I used to bring my child here now I bring his children. they can't wait for it to reopen.
  • Wonderful place! It's a huge tropical garden on top of the shopping mall, but you neither see nor hear the mall. It's a fun place for children and adults, definitely one of the highlights of Calgary. I highly recommend it. And there is no better escape than this from bad weather, especially if you are hungry, because next to the tropical gardens there is a decent food court.
  • I love to eat here whenever I go downtown. The gardens are nice to walk through and explore. It's cool how they grow so many tropical plants there. If your in the area, I would suggest you go check it out
  • I'm giving it 5 stars because I've been there before and know how awesome it was... It was closed at the time I was visiting the city. Next time
  • Devonian foodcourt would be a better description. Its basically just that, an extension of the food court now. The plants and surroundings are plasticky and sterile looking with no turles or big koi, waterfalls, sculptures, art, etc., all the good things that made it so special are gone. Anyone who remembers the original Devonian Gardens knows who beautiful it once was, very organic, with each quadrant having its own feel and look while still having common attributes. That's all gone now replaced an ugly open concept. Even the kids playground looks abrasive with its harsh, primary colours. After seeing the "reno's" when they were done, I never went back again.