Celebration of Life

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Celebration of Life at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden: A Compassionate Journey

Welcome to the University of Alberta Botanic Garden, where we specialize in CELEBRATING LIFE IN A LIVING PLACE. Planning a meaningful Celebration of Life while navigating the loss of a loved one can be overwhelming. At the Garden, we empathize with your journey and are here to provide exceptional, compassionate experiences that honour your loved one's memory in an everlasting way.

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Why Choose Our Celebration of Life Services:

  • Stress-Free Planning: Let us alleviate the burden by taking care of all the arrangements, allowing you to be fully present with your family and friends during this important time.
  • Personalized Celebrations: We understand that every life is unique. Our commitment is to ensure that every detail of your celebration reflects the personality and values of your loved one, making it a truly personalized experience.
  • Expert Guidance: Our experienced team is dedicated to supporting you through every decision, making the entire process from start to finish as smooth as possible.
  • Unforgettable Settings: Choose from our array of unique settings that are exclusive to the University of Alberta Botanic Garden. Each venue adds a truly special and one-of-a-kind touch to your celebration. From the tranquil Kurimoto Japanese Garden to the rustic Pine Pavilion, we have a space to meet your needs.
  • Lasting Memories: Create enduring memories with a celebration that truly honours and commemorates the life of your loved one.


Our Celebration of Life at the Pine Pavilion within the University of Alberta Botanic Garden was an unforgettable experience. The venue's beauty, combined with the significance it held for my mother-in-law, made it extra special. The Garden’s compassion and exceptional assistance, from answering questions to last-minute changes and setup, made our day stress-free and heartwarming. We eagerly anticipate our return to explore the gardens and express our gratitude to the Garden team for making this day truly memorable.

Christopher & Juliet

Pine Pavilion setup with round tables with white tablecloths and green chairs. A sunflower in a vase on the lower right hand side

Our Celebration of Life Packages: Honouring Every Unique Journey

At the University of Alberta Botanic Garden, we understand that each life is a distinctive story, deserving of a celebration as unique as the individual. Our Celebration of Life packages are crafted to provide a meaningful experience while accommodating your specific needs and preferences.

Package Inclusions:

Base Package:

  • Venue rental
  • Planning Support
  • Basic setup and logistics coordination
  • Access to our beautiful gardens and unique setting

Add-On Options:

  • Customized decor and floral arrangements
  • Memorial item for your loved one in the Garden
  • Catering services with customizable menu options
  • Photography and videography services to capture the memories
  • Live music or entertainment to add a personal touch

We are here to answer your questions, provide compassionate guidance and start planning a celebration that truly honours your loved one. 

Contact us to schedule a consultation and start the journey of crafting a Celebration of Life that truly reflects the individuality and essence of your loved one.

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