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Olds College Botanic Gardens

4500 50 St, Olds, Alberta T4H 1R6, Canada
+1 403-556-8323
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What a beautiful garden, in a surprise location!

We really enjoyed walking through this garden. I was amazed at some of the things that were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rita F
Early spring still offers nice colours, birds and ducks

We were a little worried there might not be any colour here, as this year spring is a few weeks... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
BenLar137
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Calgary, Canada
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The gardens are open to the public free of charge from dawn til dusk during the gardening season (April to October). During the winter months, the Central portion of the gardens is accessible, but the East portion is closed to the public, unless by prior arrangement. Not just a walk down the garden path, the gardens are designed to meet the instructional needs of courses and programs on campus, and are used as the location and subject matter for research projects. The Botanic Gardens an aesthetically beautiful, diverse and well-maintained garden and constructed wetlands. Highlights include our collections of hardy peonies, lilies and roses, natural areas, a wide variety of aquatics, herb garden, fabulous annual displays each year and much more.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“full bloom” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4500 50 St, Olds, Alberta T4H 1R6, Canada
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+1 403-556-8323
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed walking through this garden. I was amazed at some of the things that were growing there!

Thank Rita F
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

We were a little worried there might not be any colour here, as this year spring is a few weeks behind schedule and it was only mid-May. But our fears were allayed and we indeed saw a good number of beautiful spring flowers at this...More

Thank BenLar137
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Lee-Anne A, Communications & Marketing at Olds College Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review! It is a joy to watch the gardens come back to life after a long winter!

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Be it spring, summer, or fall, if you love nature you will not be disappointed! Bring a picnic lunch sit on bench and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Walk on pathways, which makes it easy to bring strolder or wheelchair.

Thank Linda S
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Lee-Anne A, other at Olds College Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

We appreciate your very kind words. Our staff and students spend a lot of time and energy on our gardens and we love seeing people enjoy them. We are counting down the days to spring!

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

These gardens are amazing. We love going for walks thru them to check out all of the different plants and flowers. There is such a tranquil feeling walking thru there and the wildlife that resides here makes it extra special.

Thank MichelleImbery
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Lee-Anne A, Social Media Advisor at Olds College Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thank you, so much! We are so proud of what our students and staff create each year!

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

The Botanical Gardens are a great place to get ideas for your own garden. They grow several different Varieties of plants.

Thank winjhuisman H
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely little area nestled in the middle of the college area. In summer the flowers are in full bloom and it's a lovely area to hang out or have a wedding even (which the college does offer this option). If you go...More

Thank Jeri G
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

There is no admission fee for this garden. There are wide pathways with an abundance of flowers and greenery on both sides, Budding arborists get hands-on experience at the college - their efforts are a benefit to all who visit.If you're in Olds in late...More

Thank Sue P
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We love love love visiting the botanic garden from spring to fall. There's something so revitalizing about walking through such beauty. It's also awesome to see a project that is using nature to address environmental issues. Visit with your kiddos, your grandparents, or your friends...More

Thank Cherilyn B
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Great place to go for a quiet walk in Olds. Learn about trees and plants native to Alberta in the process!

Thank C4048FAericm
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Did a solo walk through the lovely botanical garden garden and wetland. Beautiful array of plants and helpful information on the wetlands. Bring your camera, lots of amazing flowers and trees, the landscape is breathtaking. Great place to seat and take in nature.

Thank Vivian E
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