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The University of Alberta Botanic Garden (formerly the Devonian Botanic...
The University of Alberta Botanic Garden (formerly the Devonian 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.
Highlights of the Garden, which was established in 1959, include the beautiful Kurimoto Japanese Garden; a Tropical Showhouse with exotic butterflies; Temperate and Arid Showhouses; alpine, herb, rose, peony, lilac and lily collections; Native Peoples Garden; trial beds and much more.
The Garden is an award-winning visitor attraction, a research site, and home to year-round adult and children's education programming.
The Garden is open daily to visitors starting May 1 and year round for education programs.