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Devonian Botanic Garden

Hwy 60, AB

780-987-3054 Fax: 780-987-4141

Just west of the city is a green thumb's paradise.

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Getting There | West on Highway 16, south on Highway 60

Profile Last Updated: June 26, 2008

Planter’s Paradise
If plants are your passion, take a walk on the wild side at the Devonian Botanical Garden. More than simply a pretty group of greenery, Devonian Gardens has a Butterfly House and Orchid Display House, an authentic Japanese Garden, a Native Peoples Garden, floral gardens, alpine gardens and even a water garden. Devonian also houses and showcases a wide selection of home grown Alberta plants and herbs.

The Digs
Located at the University of Alberta, the Devonian is also a regional centre for horticultural and environmental collections of living plants and fungi, with more than 10,000 different species there for you to admire. The Garden site is made up of a series of display arrangements surrounded by several areas of natural forest and wetland preserves, allowing access to the native fauna and flora. A place filled with seemingly infinite sights, visitors can also enjoy miles of nature trails.

More Than Just Roses and Daisies
Here is where the avid gardener can get the tips, tricks and tools to enhance their own planter’s paradise. From books and resources, to the seeds you need for planting, Devonian Botanical Garden’s Green Zone has it all. Depending on the time of year, the garden has different varieties of greens and florals in bloom, along with a list of blooming events that occur all year round. The Devonian has ample parking, a Gift Shop, and the Patio Cafe for when you need to stop for refreshments.