About the University of Alberta Botanic Garden


Just 15 minutes southwest of Edmonton is the University of Alberta Botanic Garden, an award-winning attraction featuring 240 acres of stunning property.

Highlights include the Aga Khan Garden, a 4.8 hectare Mughal-inspired garden with secluded forest paths, granite and limestone terraces, still pools that reflect the prairie sky, waterfalls and streams. Other standouts are the tranquil Kurimoto Japanese Garden, the Tropical, Temperate and Arid Showhouses, Indigenous Peoples Garden, as well as the extensive alpine garden. Established in 1959, the garden continues to boast beautifully diverse plant collections that thrive in our northern climate.

Operated by the Support and Recreation Services department, Facilities and Operations, the garden is open year-round, with some closures in winter and early spring. The garden has 52 horticulture members and a team of up to 100 staff.

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We grow plants to connect people with the earth so that they cherish the essence of life.