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Address: 317 7 Ave SW | CORE Shopping Centre, Calgary, Alberta T6G 2E1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-268-3830
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Set in the middle of the city, this indoor garden spans three acres and is...

Set in the middle of the city, this indoor garden spans three acres and is home to waterfalls, trees and thousands of plants.

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Warm beauty

To me this is a therapeutic garden, because it's indoor and warm, with soft music playing in the background.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ibilola D
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To me this is a therapeutic garden, because it's indoor and warm, with soft music playing in the background.

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Thank Ibilola D
Edmonton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm sure there were good intentions with the renovation, however it was nicer the layout before. It is mostly green and before it was green and with flowers. Yet I still like to come here because you can have some sense of greenery around you in such a dry area like Calgary.

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Thank oxlahun
Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is where Calgarians go to eat lunch, listen to live music,...where toddlers learn to take their first steps, young teens go for their first kiss, high school sweethearts get married.

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Thank Garvey C
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9 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Since the renovation, the Devonian Gardens look like part of a mall food court. Too many texting nannies letting their charges run wild. No longer a place for peace and contemplation

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19 Thank Lisa K
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I love this garden all year long but it is my favorite spot when I need a quick Winter scape. Their green walls are stunning and the main one in the back is just gorgeous, the planters are full of tropical plants, the place is well illuminated and humid as a rain forest, they also have a good exposition of... More 

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Millarville
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

One of the biggest challenges to rebuilding something is that people expect it to be better than the old one. Unfortunately they really dropped the ball on this one. Those of us that we're fortunate to visit the original Devonian Gardens were treated to an incredible forest of plants. The setup had multiple levels and winding paths that you could... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

On the Steven avenue, abundance of shopping, at the walkway suddenly turns into a paradise with thousands of flowers from all around the world, completed with a bridge to get wed on or just enjoy a few minutes during the hard day at work at the office

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Thank Zoltan P
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The Devonian Gardens is a good place to go when the DT core is getting on your nerves. Its generally quite and a good place to feed KOI which is relaxing. Its free the only draw back is that is always seems to be under some kind of construction.

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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I had read that the point of this garden was that plants were from (or descendants of plants from) the Devonian period of the Earth. If that's the case, there needs to be better explanation or cards describing the plants and their origins. As it is, it's cool in that it's on the top floor of a shopping center and... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We booked to have our family photos taken here and it was great. It would have been better if there were more lights, and if there were a couple more places that were better set up for photos, but the one place we found was good enough. After the renovations, the gardens look very nice and it is very relaxing... More 

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