Visitor Information 2022

You can expect to find your happy place when you visit the University of Alberta Botanic Garden!

Relaxation, rejuvenation and enjoyment are only 15 minutes SW of Edmonton. At this garden in a forest, you'll discover how nature ignites your "happy hormones" while you experience a peaceful, beautiful natural environment. Explore cultural gardens, northern climate-hardy plant collections and extensive natural areas, all on 240 acres (80 walkable acres).

Your happy place is waiting!

Reserve Your Visit

Before You Visit

The Garden is open November 23 - December 31 for the Luminaria event and Northern Light Dining Experience. Please check those event pages for FAQ and booking information.

Food and Beverage

  • The licensed Patio Cafe concession is open during Garden hours, serving lunch, light snacks and beverages.


Most open areas of the Garden are accessible on paved or brick pathways, which are kept cleared. Some parts of the Garden may be challenging for unassisted wheelchairs (eg. hills, rough terrain). Please call ahead to arrange loaner wheelchairs (limited availability). 

Tips for Enjoying Your Visit

  • Bring your camera - there are many photo opportunities!
  • Comfortable footwear will make your day a happier one.
  • Dress for the weather – in Alberta, that means to come prepared for any eventuality.
  • Leave animals at home. With the exception of certified service animals, pets are not permitted at the Garden. This restriction is lifted on special Dog Days only. 
  • Smoking of any kind, including vaping and cannabis, is strictly prohibited inside the Garden.

Other Information

Hours & Admission Rates
Location & Parking
Visitor Guidelines

For more information call (780) 492-3267 or email