Visitor Information

  Notice — Due to the extreme cold weather conditions, Luminaria: A Winter Garden Story and the Northern Light Dining Experience are cancelled this evening.

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!

Food and Beverage

The 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.
  • With the exception of certified service animals, pets are not permitted at the Garden unless there is an event that states pets are welcome such as Dog Days.
  • Smoking of any kind, including vaping and cannabis, is strictly prohibited inside the Garden.

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