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University of Alberta Botanic Garden, Edmonton

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Garden Nature / Park
Enjoy a relaxing stroll around the leafy paths and cultivated gardens of University of Alberta Botanic Garden, a verdant 97 ha (240 ac) expanse scattered with plant collections, indoor shophouses and an extensive nature trail system. Take your time to explore some of the many tranquil spots of natural beauty, including the Kurimoto Japanese Garden, the Tropical Shophouse complete with stunning exotic butterflies and Temperate and Arid Showhouses. Established in 1959, the gardens are also a research facility for the University of Alberta, who maintain the grounds and focus on conservation and environmental education. When you need to rest your feet, stop by the onsite Patio Cafe for a refreshment. Put University of Alberta Botanic Garden at the forefront of your travel plans using our Edmonton travel itinerary maker.
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TripAdvisor
  • This is a wonderful place for family picnic and day long outings in late Spring-Summer-Early fall. The gardens are huge. Be prepared to walk a lot. But to the intrepid walkers, the place has a lot to ...  more »
  • I am waiting for the Islamic Gardens to open. At present, there is very little to see. As with all places, food, if you can find it, is terrible and expensive. If you go, take your own food. And don't...  more »
  • what a special HIDDEN GEM in ALBERT. I was driving by and saw the sign, and decided to pull in on a whim. I could not believe what a special place this is. Butterfly garden, Japanese Garden, and of co...  more »
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  • This is a great family outing. There was construction when we went but I know that is going to make it better. Our issue was with the staff members. The lady at the front counter was extremely nice and helpful but it ended there. The staff within the gardens were rude. Blocking paths without acknowledging people trying to get by. Bathrooms are also really bad once past the main ones.
  • I love this place, it's amazing. Sad that there is construction currently happening there - but I can't wait to see the finished product!
  • It's big. Great place to bring children and grandchildren. Lots to see.
  • Very nice place to spend the day...excellent staff...the Japanese garden is magnificent...the only thing the routes are not all paved to suite strollers...but really nice place to visit....hopefully after the construction will give me it 5 stars ...thanks Aga Khan in advance
  • Excellent!Good Time.U need more people working at " food place.