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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 Devonian Gardens and beyond, use our Calgary vacation trip planner to get the most from your Calgary vacation.
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  • August 11, 2017
    The location is unique but the parking is not that convenient. All in all the Devonian Gardens is a nice reprieve from a busy city day. A wonderful array of flowers and trees all indoor of course. Ben...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    We were in Calgary for the Stampede in July 2017. We had several brochures telling us how beautiful these gardens are, so we found our way to the location only to find they were closed. From what I am...  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    Went in to try to visit Devonian Garden July 28 2017. The garden is close only the climbing playplace for children 5-10 years old playground is open. Garden area is close. Admin does not have an openi...  more »
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  • June 11, 2017
    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.
  • February 27, 2017
    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.
  • March 2, 2017
    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.
  • December 29, 2016
    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.
  • February 28, 2017
    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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