New Brunswick Botanical Garden, Edmundston

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The New Brunswick Botanical Garden is a provincial park located in suburban Saint-Jacques neighbourhood in Edmundston, New Brunswick. Situated on 7ha next to the Madawaska River, it has more than 80,000 plants, making it the largest arboretum east of Montreal. The Botanical Garden opens in early May and is open daily for the summer season. In addition to the Botanical Gardens, the Province of New Brunswick also maintains an antique automobile museum on the same grounds. The Trans Canada Trail also passes beside by the park.HistoryThe Botanical Garden opened in June 1993. A lack of operating funds nearly caused it to close a few years after its inauguration. The garden was rescued by leaders of the University of Moncton Campus at Edmundston (UMCE), which was subsequently given the mandate to manage the Garden from 1997 to 2007.In November 2006, the UMCE informed the Province of New-Brunswick, Tourism and Parks Department, that they would not renew their management contract and on June 21, 2007 the City of Edmundston signed an agreement with the minister of Tourism and Parks for New Brunswick for one-year management of the Garden. Ultimately, the City declined to get involved directly with the management and that mandate was transferred to the New Brunswick Botanical Garden Society. A five-year agreement was signed in April 2008 between these three organizations to ensure the functioning and long-term development of the Garden.
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  • We drove to Edmundston specifically to visit this garden and it was well worth the drive. We visited the last full week in August and were rewarded with beautiful displays of daylilies and phlox. Some...  more »
  • One of my favorite places to spend a few hours. The gardens are beautiful, but I particularly love the medicinal herb garden and learning about the different plants that grow there. It's definitely wo...  more »
  • Everyone says you must see the fall colours, what they should say to you is, got to the botanical gardens and experience it first hand. Closed for the season, I drove in and walked through the parks e...  more »
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  • Beautiful gardens, very interesting collection of flora and fawna. I really liked the Stonehenge replica and the topiary statues.
  • One of the nicest places I've been to in the northern Maine/ new brunswick area. We went a little off season and they were really nice about it. They allowed us in the gardens for half price and were very welcoming to non French speaking Americans. They have a little cafe where we had lunch after viewing the gardens. The food was surprisingly very good. I wasn't expecting much, but they really did a great job. The staff was also extremely nice and attentive. We'll definitely come back on season and do it all again. Great way to spend some quality time with your kids or significant other.
  • Charming little garden, even in the off-season.
  • expensive for the size. lawn mowing noise welcomes morning visitors.
  • Simply beautiful.