The University of Alberta Botanic Garden is a stunning 240-acre property located in Parkland County, 15 minutes southwest of Edmonton, with cultivated gardens and plant collections, indoor showhouses, and extensive natural areas.
Highlights of the Garden, which was established in 1959, include the Kurimoto Japanese Garden; a Tropical Showhouse with exotic butterflies; Temperate and Arid Showhouses; alpine, herb, rose, peony, lilac, lily and primula 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 University of Alberta Botanic Garden Garden is a unit of the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences. The Garden’s collections include a wide diversity of plants, with an emphasis on plants suitable for a cold northern climate, including ornamentals, fruits, vegetables, trees and shrubs.