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University of Alberta Botanic Garden

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Rather expensive

There is a variety of gardens to enjoy on the grounds, including a Japanese garden and an alpine... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
pds209
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Vancouver
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Nice little oasis

Nice peaceful refuge from the city. Loved the butterfly building and cactii building. Been there... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
kevin k
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The University of Alberta Botanic Garden (formerly the Devonian Botanic Garden) is a stunning 97-hectare property located 15 minutes SW of Edmonton, with cultivated gardens and plant collections, indoor showhouses, and extensive natural areas...more
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51227 Hwy 60 | Parkland County, Edmonton, Alberta T7Y 1C5, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

Yes it is man made but man has made the beauty of nature accessible. The Aga Kahn gardens are breathtaking and serene. Japanese Gardens are also a must see. A gem in the nearby country acres of Edmonton Alberta.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place to visit when your in the area. Beautiful gardens through out along with butterfly gardens and the Japanese garden about 5.5 Acres as well as the new pavillion much like the Taj Mahal setting featuring water. To me this is a...More

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Kerry_UABG, Communications Coordinator at University of Alberta Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We love your response! "Wow" is something that we hear so many visitors say when they first encounter the new features like the Aga Khan Garden and favorites like the Kurimoto Japanese Garden. We're so glad you visited, and hope you can come again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a variety of gardens to enjoy on the grounds, including a Japanese garden and an alpine garden. Arguably the centrepiece of the site is the Aga Khan garden, which features lovely fountains and a waterfall. I was quite surprised that the admission charge...More

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Kerry_UABG, Communications Coordinator at University of Alberta Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Garden, and taking the time to comment. We're glad you enjoyed your visit. Revenue from admissions is essential to maintain and operate our 240-acre botanic garden, including our large feature gardens and indoor showhouses. We're pleased to offer half-price admission...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice peaceful refuge from the city. Loved the butterfly building and cactii building. Been there before a few times. Its better in spring when everthingbis bloomin. 15 $ admission is ok when there is other events going on. We went for the mushroom talks and...More

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Kerry_UABG, Communications Coordinator at University of Alberta Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting! And thank you for sharing your feedback - we love the butterflies, too!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is worth a visit. The Aga Khan Gardens and the Japanese gardens are beautiful. You want to take your time and see all the subtle designs of each garden. Spend some time at the various seating areas to reflect.

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Kerry_UABG, Communications Coordinator at University of Alberta Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We agree - slowing down and reflecting in beautiful surroundings has a very wonderful effect. Thank you for visiting - we hope you get many chances to come and enjoy the Garden again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The recently opened AGA Khan Garden is very impressive, and it is not totally complete. I enjoyed a weekday afternoon there, weekends can be quite crowded. A good place to take the family or just take your significant other on a date.

Thank Ronald M
Kerry_UABG, Communications Coordinator at University of Alberta Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. We're glad you like the new Aga Khan Garden!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here as a side trip on the way home. Arrived at 12 to find a few parking spots in the main area left and a gate price of $16 ea. Japanese garden was by far the most polished area on site. We spent...More

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Kerry_UABG, Communications Coordinator at University of Alberta Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for fitting the Garden into your journey! We're glad you enjoyed your time here, and hope you can spend longer next time you visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the gardens - especially the Aga Khan Garden. Beautiful symmetry of the water features and the flower/grass area. Very tranquil. Also enjoyed seeing 4 sets of brides/grooms taking their wedding photos there.

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Kerry_UABG, Communications Coordinator at University of Alberta Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your comments! We're happy you enjoyed your visit to the Gardens, and the wedding couples celebrating their special moments.

Reviewed 11 August 2018

It is a large and expansive beautifully maintained garden with tens of thousands of flowering plants trees and succulents with maintained with loving care. Along with nature, there are many artworks in sculpture to accompany you on your walks. Uniquely there is the famous Japanese...More

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Kerry_UABG, Communications Coordinator at University of Alberta Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Thank for your lovely comments. We're so glad you enjoyed the plants in our collections and the cultural gardens like the Japanese Garden and the Aga Khan Garden. We hope you are able to visit again.

Reviewed 10 August 2018

Visited on a hoy day, difficult to find much shade. Not much in the way of flowers but still quite nice. Underwhelmed by the Islamic Garden - can't really see where all the money was spent & surprised that they didn't budget for the pavilion...More

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Kerry_UABG, Communications Coordinator at University of Alberta Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Thank you for visiting the Garden, and taking the time to share your comments. The Aga Khan Garden was built thank to a generous gift from His Highness the Aga Khan - fundraising for an adjacent pavilion is underway as it was not part of...More

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Response from Kerry_UABG | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in the Garden. We have an outdoor concession with soup and sandwich offerings, along with ice cream, beverages and other light fare. The concession is open during our regular hours. For a large... More
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Thank you for your interest in the Garden.May is a lovely time to visit - the Garden is truly starting to springing to life. The leaves are out, the grass is greening up, and the early blooming perennials are out. We don't... More
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Tram tours in September run mostly on the weekends, so plan a Saturday or Sunday visit between the hours of 10 am and 5 pm. The gate admission for seniors is $9.75/person with an additional $5.00/person for the tram plus... More
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