It’s only a matter of time until Wild Rose Country comes back to life. When the grass if finally green again and the flowers are in bloom, there will be no better place to get some fresh air than one of the many gardens in Alberta.

After a long, cold winter, here are just a few places you can see tulips, peonies and daffodils later this season. 

Reader Rock Garden

Located in Calgary’s inner city, this stunning memorial garden is by far one of the most unique in the province thanks to the many flowers that were sourced from all over the world. In fact, this destination is now designated as an official national historical site.

Where: 325 25 Ave SE, Calgary
Cost: Free

The Arboretum at Trochu

From trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals, the Arboretum is another beautiful garden worth visiting due to its variety. Not only that but the Dr. Hay Memorial pond has a ton of frogs, water striders, koi, goldfish and aquatic plants.

Where: Box 340, 222 Northfield Road, Trochu, Alberta
Cost: $5

Cascade Gardens

Chances are, that if you’ve been to Banff, you’ve at least driven past the Cascade of Time Garden. With hundreds, if not, thousands of flowers, a gorgeous gazebo, bridges and ponds, this place is a must-visit.

Where: Cave Ave, Banff, AB
Cost: Free

Coutts Centre Gardens


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A popular place for weddings and events, this beautiful destination celebrates the one thing that makes Alberta so great! Its diverse heritage. Showcasing the flowers most significant to many cultures including roses, dogwood and poppies (just to name a few), it’s definitely worth the drive.

Where: Willow Creek No. 26, AB
Cost: By donation

U of C Botanic Gardens

The stunning U of A Botanic Garden is another provincial favourite. Located just outside Edmonton, the garden offers hours of relaxation, photo ops and fun.

Where: Parkland County, Alberta
Cost: $18.75

Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs

This year-round, hidden gem is exceptional in the spring.  Meant to celebrate Alberta’s many horticulturists and wildlife, this area is also totally free, which we can appreciate.

Where: 37 Silver Springs Drive NW, Calgary
Cost: Free

Muttart Conservatory

Want to get out of the rain? You might in June! Located in Edmonton, the Muttart Conservatory is an indoor botanical garden, perfect for those wanting to feel as though they’re on vacation.

Where: 9626 96a Street NW, Edmonton
Cost: $14.95+

Olds Botanical Garden

A beautiful space, that’s large and in charge! With a wetland, benches, gazebos, trees and flowers as far as the eye can see, we’d recommend checking out the Olds Botanical Garden this spring.

Where: 4333 47 St, Olds, AB
Cost: Free

Nikka Yuko Garden

The Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens are one of the most beautiful places in not just Alberta, but all of North America. We can’t wait until the flowers are in bloom and this Lethbridge wonder opens once more!

Where: Corner of 9th Ave S &, Mayor Magrath Dr. S, Lethbridge
Cost: $13.50+

So there you have it, friends. 10 of the most beautiful gardens in Alberta. It won’t be long until spring has finally sprung!