The Muttart Conservatory in Edmonton contains 4 beautifully designed pyramids, featuring plants from around the world.
The Muttart consists of 4 greenhouses, each in the shape of a pyramid. Each greenhouse features plants from different climate zones around the world with one pyramid reserved as the "feature" pyramid with a changing display of plants.
Location: 9626 - 96A Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6C 4L8
Overall Rating: 4.5 star
Go Again? Yes - but I wouldn't recommend it for families with small children. Although it was beautifully designed and wonderfully executed - it's definitely not the best place for toddlers who just can't handle a quiet, meandering stroll through the beauty.
Parking: Unlike a lot of downtown attractions, the Conservatory provides lots of free parking for its visitors.
This pyramid features plants from the arid zones around the world. Arid areas include both hot and cold areas that receive irregular moisture. Prepare yourself to walk through a desert when you stroll through this pyramid.
Plants from the tropics can be found in this greenhouse. The air is humid and warm and the plants are bright and cheery.
The Temperate Pyramid features plants from the temperate zones around the world. Amazingly, the environment is so regulated that the plants go dormant in the winter and then experience regular spring growth in the spring.
This pyramid features an ever-changing display of plants. It is changed approximately every 2 months. It usually features plants that highlight the current season.
Culina at the Muttart
Culina Edmonton is a classy cafe-style restaurant located within the conservatory, offering indoor and outdoor seating (in the summer). It partners with local producers to bring to you fresh and "earthy" comfort food.
The Gift Shop features everything from garden accessories, to crafts, and toys.
The Central Atrium is a large open area that provides access to all the pyramids. A mural by Aboriginal artist Alex Janvier wraps around the room. This room also hosts the ever changing Art Wall where local artists are given an opportunity to disply their work.
Programs and Events
The Muttart Conservatory offers guided tours of the Temperate, Tropical, and Arid Pyramids on the weekends.
Generally, the tours are centered around a particular theme that is highlighted throughout the tour.
Regularly, throughout the year this Conservatory in Edmonton hosts special events. The events are usually centered around the changing seasons or a national holiday or celebration.
The events offer a fun and exciting way to explore these Edmonton pyramids.
Programs and Courses
The Muttart Conservatory offers a variety of programs and courses throughout the year.
Daycamps for children are offered throughout the summer, giving your child a fun - but educational - way to spend his summer. Daycamps are available for a wide range of ages.
Courses are offered at the Muttart for adults, children, and families. Courses include gardening, painting and photography as well as shows for children.
Finally, the Conservatory also offers School and Group programs. Programs vary based on age, but all are designed to be hands-on and teach children the wonders of the plant world.
Muttart Conservatory Rental
The Conservatory can be rented for a variety of occasions.
On a casual level, the Muttart offers birthday packages for you to host a birthday party.
On a more formal level, this great venue can be used for receptions, banquets, and weddings.
This is a perfect place to book your wedding or formal event because of the natural beauty contained in each pyramid.
The Conservatory also is a great place to shoot wedding, engagement, or family photos. Photo sessions must be booked in advanced.
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