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Devonian Botanic Garden

Your Guide to the
Devonian Gardens Edmonton

Gardens at the University of Alberta

The Devonian Botanic Garden, part of the U of A, provides a relaxing and educational experience as you wander through its beauty.

The Gardens are perfect for anything from wedding photos to school group tours.

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Location: About 30 minutes from Edmonton in Parkland County, 5 kms north of Devon on Highway 60

Phone Number: 780-987-3054

Wedding & Special Events Department 780-987-3054 ext. 2223

Tours Department 780 987-3054 ext. 2259

Educational classes and opportunities 780 987-3054 ext. 2226

Hours of operation:
Daily from May 1 through Thanksgiving day. See website for specific dates and times.

Open year round for educational classes and for special events.

Website: Devonian Gardens

Admission: For the most up-to-date info check here for Devonian Gardens Edmonton Admission Costs

Free admission to Friends of the Garden members

Check online for group rates and for half-price days.

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The Devonian Garden Edmonton was established in 1959 and is part of the University of Alberta's Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences department.

The Gardens' three main purposes are research, public education and horticultural gardens.

Visitors can enjoy 80 acres of cultivated display areas with an additional 110 acres of trails, woodlands and preserved ecological areas. Though tram tours are offered at specific times, patrons need to be prepared to walk when visiting the gardens.

Indoor greenhouses and gardens and outdoor gardens and display areas showcase a variety of diverse gardens.

Devonian Gardens include an herb garden, Native People's garden, arid plant garden, plants of Alberta garden, butterfly garden, peony collection, alpine garden, and much more.

One of the most popular gardens is the beautiful and peaceful Kurimoto Japanese Garden. A popular site for weddings and photo shoots, the garden can be booked for special events such as weddings.

The Ozawa Pavilion, a Japanese guesthouse and tearoom, is also available to book for the bridal couple's wedding night. Call or check online for wedding and photography packages. Book early because this venue sells out quickly.

The Devonian Botanic Gardens hosts a gift shop, sells seeds and interesting plants, highlights the work of area artisans, and schedules tram tours. Several special events are held throughout the year at the Gardens.

Check the Devonian Botanic Gardens website for details on the following:

  • Etiquette expected while visiting the Devonian Gardens (rules to follow!)
  • Tours - some offer transportation and a meal and fees apply
  • Special tips on buying and storing seeds, including seeds gathered from the Devonian Gardens
  • A list of educational courses for adults and children
  • Booking information for birthday parties, weddings, photo shoots, summer camps and more
  • Membership and benefits of Friends of the Garden
  • Information about the collections and research department of the Gardens (Because of time constraints they are not able to answer horticultural questions from the general public)

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