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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 29 August 2018
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 27 August 2018
kevin k
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Edmonton, Canada
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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
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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51227 Hwy 60 | Parkland County, Edmonton, Alberta T7Y 1C5, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take your kids and grandkids here for a really pleasant and easy hike. Lovely to walk through what is like a large nature garden.More

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

We're glad you enjoyed your time at the Garden, and thank you for your comment. It seems, however, that your rating of one star doesn't quite match your experience, which appears to have been pleasant. Perhaps this was an oversight? Regardless, we hope you can...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to tour the new Aga Khan gardens before they officially opened. The gardens are amazing. I was impressed by the high-quality construction and design elements that are unique in Edmonton.

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

Thank you for your comments. The new Aga Khan Garden feature is truly unique in this northern setting, and we're so glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank you! We are so happy that you enjoyed the beauty and serenity of the Garden.

Reviewed 31 August 2018

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 September 2018

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 29 August 2018 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

Thank pds209
Kerry_UABG, Communications Coordinator at University of Alberta Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

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 27 August 2018 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

Thank kevin k
Kerry_UABG, Communications Coordinator at University of Alberta Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

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

Reviewed 27 August 2018

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 28 August 2018

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 26 August 2018

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 28 August 2018

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

Reviewed 20 August 2018 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

Thank Kristian E
Kerry_UABG, Communications Coordinator at University of Alberta Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

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 16 August 2018

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.

Thank shellip892
Kerry_UABG, Communications Coordinator at University of Alberta Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018

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

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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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