Reason #7 of '101 Reasons Why I Heart Edmonton'

Devonian Botanic Garden

by emil tiedemann

MY brother Darren married the love of his life, Angela, at the Devonian Botanic Garden in August of 2014. It was one of the happiest days in all his years, and hers too, I hope! 
My brother and sister-in-law were married at the Devonian Botanic Garden.

Devonian’s become one of the prime destinations for locals to confess their love for each other, surrounded by their friends and family, and probably the most glorious scenery for miles around. Located just 15 minutes southwest of Edmonton, near Devon, the 240-acre property was established in 1959 by the University of Alberta as the most northernly botanical garden in the country. 

There are exotic and domestic plant collections, cultivated gardens, and indoor showrooms aligning an extensive system of walking trails. Other features of the property include Temperate and Arid Showhouses, a Native Peoples Garden, a research facility for bryophyte ecology and biodiversity, a fully digitalized herbarium, and a Tropical Showhouse with live butterflies from around the world. 
The Gardens are located just outside of Edmonton, in the Devon area.

But, the highlight has to be the tranquil Kurimoto Japanese Garden, which opened in 1978 to “provide a cultural exchange between the Japanese and Canadians.” It’s the ideal locale for meditation, contemplation, or to just sit back and read a good book (I recommend this one!). Or to say “I do” to the love of your life. #lovedbg


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