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“Spectacular Gardens.”
Review of Cascade Gardens

Cascade Gardens
Ranked #23 of 85 things to do in Banff
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

Found these by accident on the way to the Banff Gondola. Beautiful gardens run by Canada parks. Free Admission. Simply fantastic flowers surround the property. There was a wedding going on in one of the gazebos while we were visiting.

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Reviewed 14 September 2013

Loved the mix of annuals and biennials flowers growing on tiered walkways all around this lovely garden. Lots of seats to view garden from and beautifully laid out and tended.

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Reviewed 2 September 2013

Well worth a visit while in Banff , we spent an enjoyable couple of hours there wandering around admiring all the stone work and thinking of the people who built it all . Met a few of the staff there who were busy doing the spring planting, [all girls] they were just finishing planting 50,000 flower plants which must look amazing in full bloom. It is a shame their summer season is soo short considerating all the work they put into it. It was interesting getting the history of the gardens from them. The place was a government project in the depression to give the unemployed work and they did a great job. There are lots of stone pools that the water used to flow down through and lovely stone flower beds. Nice places to sit under gazebos and enjoy the peacefull surrounds. The water does not flow any more as there has been trouble with the ponds foundations and the water seeps away causing problems further down the gardens. Apparently the project was never finished , when the cost reached $50,000 it was cancelled as there was no more Government money available. A shame. The Gardens also houses a magnificent stone building built on the old Baronial Style of England . The National Parks have offices in their now. When you look from the main entrance of the gardens you look straight down the main road of Banff with the mountains beyond. A great spot for a photo.

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Reviewed 28 August 2013

I'm glad I finally found this spot -I've been to Banff many times and never stopped here.

There are beautiful flowers and gazebos. Lots of places for great photos :-)

There is no admission fee and lots of green space to have a picnic.

Thank CalgaryGirl007
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

I like gardens in general. Cascade gardens are small, but very nice. And there is not entrance fee, i.e. it's free. Despite the cold weather we thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

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