University of Alberta Botanic Garden

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Place Category: Nature Lovers and Outdoor Adventures

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  • The University of Alberta Botanic Garden is a stunning 240-acre property located 15 minutes southwest of Edmonton, with cultivated gardens and plant collections, indoor showhouses, and an extensive nature trail system.

    The Garden is an award-winning visitor attraction, a research site, and home to year-round adult and children’s education programming.

    You will love the University of Alberta Botanic Garden! A butterfly house, the Kurimoto Japanese Garden, herb and sensory gardens, a native people’s garden, extensive alpine garden, hiking trails and more, all on 240 acres of cultivate and natural areas. Named the “Botanic Garden of the Year” by the Canada Garden Council in 2014. An award-winning “garden in a forest” – what’s not to love?

    Friends of the Botanic Garden

    Incorporated in June 1971, the Friends of the Botanic Garden is a registered charity that has provided support for the development of the gardens and facilities at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden ever since. The objectives of our volunteer board of trustees are to support the garden through fundraising activities and to promote the enjoyment of the garden by our members and the community at large in any way we can. Over 5 million dollars has been contributed to the Botanic Garden through the years and many of the wonderful features at the garden are the visible result of the dedication of Friends volunteer members. We welcome new members at any time and we invite you to visit our website and social media sites for more information about the Friends and our fun activities! Help us help the Garden Grow!