The University of Alberta Botanic Gardens is a paradise, unlike anything you have ever seen before. The garden is a 97 hectare (240-acre) property that is located in Parkland County. It is a stunning garden that is home to both indigenous plants and exotic varieties. The garden is host to year-round learning experiences for visitors, both adult and child, first established in 1959.
The newest addition to the garden, the Aga Khan Garden, was completed in June of 2018 and features fruit orchards, ponds, pools, terraces, and more to transport visitors to another world. The garden is open to a wide range of events and is perfect for a massive range of visitors.
The botanic garden hosts a wide variety of plants, from fruits and vegetables to trees and shrubs, suited to the colder northern climate. The garden is home to a range of events from the Luminaria light event in the winter near Christmas to hosting weddings and other parties.
They are also now offering the twilight picnic experience in July and August that features local foods from the Canadian countryside. The picnic is for two and makes feature after-hours admission to the picnickers to experience the garden in the hours of twilight. It is a stunning event that only lasts for two months.
The University of Alberta Botanic Garden is a stunning gem in the Alberta landscape that features plants that many may not see in their day to day lives. The gardens are laid out to spend the entire day exploring and still want to spend more time there. The gardens are a great place to spend the day out of doors with family, learn more about indigenous plants to the region and that are exotic and take in the splendour and wonder that is the natural world around us at the UofA Botanical Gardens.