Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Devonian Botanical Garden

 The Devonian Botanical Gardens are located in Edmonton, Canada.  They were started in 1959, and contain over 190 acres of manicured gardens, woodlands, and hiking trails.

 

There are eleven featured gardens, including a butterfly house, a cactus house, an ornamental flower garden, a native Indian garden, an alpine garden, and my personal favorite, the Kurimoto Japanese Garden.  The Japanese garden is five acres of ponds, waterfalls, grassy hills, and numerous Japanese sculptures.     


 
 The gardens are open every day except Thursday, from 10 AM -6 PM.  Admission is free, unless you want a private guided tour.  Admission for that is 13 Canadian dollars.









15 comments:

  1. A wonderful site and a great resoruce for all who love gardens. Great pictures too. Thanks.

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    1. Yes, I agree. They are really pretty!

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  3. I think this is the first one with a pond and waterfall. A great place to sit and write.
    dreamweaver

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    1. Yes - another good garden for writing!

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  4. I love the bridge; that was what drew my eyes in first...very pretty!

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    1. I have to say that I like bridges in gardens, too!

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  5. These posts are like going on a beautiful treasure hunt.

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    1. It's really fun to blog about them. Most people have never heard of these gardens.

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  6. Love the bridge and the waterfall.

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  7. These beautiful gardens make me long for summer, which is right around the corner.

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    1. That's so true. Summer will be here before you know it!

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