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University of Alberta Botanic Garden, Edmonton

(4.3/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This is a nice place to go on a date. Lots of different things to look at. They often have events going on here which is pretty cool.  more »
  • We attended the Luminaria and it was beautiful. Our children loved the 'fairies' that where walking around and they enjoyed having pictures together. This was our first visit to the garden. We will de...  more »
  • So pretty and wintry. I see several attendees complaining that it was not Christmassy enough. For me it was a winter wonderland and that it wasn't more Christmas was a plus. There were two carolling q...  more »
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  • I attended the Gardens for a friend's wedding. We met up with two employees for the rehearsal a few days beforehand and they walked us through everything. They were professional, polite and cheerful. The wedding went smoothly thanks to the wonderful staff at the Gardens. The scenery was gorgeous, the day turned out to be beautiful (and there were excellent plans for if it had rained instead) and we were shuttled to the location of the event as well as to our first area for photos. Our guests were also free to roam the park and get some beautiful pictures.
  • Great hiking trail. A quiet place to relax. They teach some phenomenal courses and their annual pass is very affordable.
  • The garden have a nice feel to it.๐ŸŒณ I would like to go back there in the summer๐ŸŒžto unwind and interact with all sorts of plants๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿ€๐ŸŒฟand flowers.๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ’ When my family went, the flowers are still on the process of blooming. Love the japanese garden as well. But overall the place is a must to visit. ๐Ÿ˜€โค
  • I went here on a school field trip. Would not recommend at all unless if you're taking young students (grade school). They did not have enough supplies for everyone and missed major parts of the curriculum they said they'd do. Has nice gardens but other than that is a glorified park. If you're into walks you have to pay money for I'd recommend it. Or, a great place to take photograph sessions. Please never take students here. Not only did they miss what was above, they also on several occasions acted very unprofessional to the students (e.g. threaten to push them in the water, not help them out of water if they got stuck, would leave them in the park if they did not keep up)
  • This place is super well kept and looks beautiful. I would recommend for for a date or even a day out.