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Gardens in Canada

List of Gardens to Visit in Canada

Here is a partial list of gardens you may wish to visit in Canada during your travels to Canadian provinces and territories. (All lists are under development.) During Canada’s 150th Anniversary celebration in 2017, Canadian Garden Council developed a map titled Canada’s Garden Route that features and pinpoints the location of many of Canada’s favourite gardens, some of which are included here.

Alberta
Calgary Zoo (Calgary, AB)
Devonian Botanic Garden, University of Alberta (Calgary, AB)
Devonian Gardens – Indoors (Calgary, AB)
Muttart Conservatory (Edmonton, AB)
Reader Rock Garden (Calgary, AB)

British Columbia
Ecolodge (Tofino, BC)
Garden Pavilion (Vancouver, BC)
Horticulture Centre of the Pacific (Victoria, BC)
      Winner of the 2017 Canadian Garden of the Year (Canadian Garden Tourism Award)
The public gardens at Horticulture Centre of the Pacific (HCP) were opened in 1979.     Located 12 kilometres north of Victoria, BC, the HCP is the home of the Pacific Horticulture College. Its features include Canada’s largest outdoor Bonsai Garden and a Children’s Garden. A non-profit garden, the HCP is maintained by staff, students, and community volunteers.
Milner Gardens & Woodland – Vancouver Island University (Qualicum Beach, BC)
The Butchart Gardens (Brentwood Bay, BC)
Tofino Botanical Gardens (Tofino, BC)
UBC Botanical Garden & Centre for Plant Research (Vancouver, BC)
VanDusen Botanical Garden (Vancouver, BC)
Vitoria Butterfly Gardens – Indoor Tropical (Brentwood Bay, BC)

Manitoba (Winnipeg)

The English Garden at Assiniboine Park & Zoo (Winnipeg, MB)
– Also: Assiniboine Park’s Diversity Gardens (under development), Formal Gardens, Streuber Family Children’s Garden, Butterfly Garden,  (Winnipeg, MB)

Leo Mol Sculpture Garden at Assiniboine Park & Zoo (Winnipeg, MB)

Kennedy House Gardens (St. Andrews, MB)

Kildonan Park Formal Gardens (Winnipeg, MB)

Living Prairie Museum (Winnipeg, MB)

Prairie Garden at The Forks (Winnipeg, MB)

Riel House National Historic Site
330 River Rd, Winnipeg MB
     – Parks Canada and the Manitoba Master Gardener Association are collaborating to develop the garden landscapes at Riel House National Historic Site to accurately depict historical varieties of vegetables, herbs, and plants that were likely to appear in an 1860s river lot garden.
Website: www.canadasgardenroute.ca/en/gardens/riel-house-national-historic-site

Upper Fort Garry Heritage Garden (Winnipeg, MB)

Manitoba 
International Peace Gardens (Boissevain, MB)
Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site Gardens (Lower Fort Garry, MB)
– Three Sisters, Solar Patio, Farm Manager’s Garden, Ross Garden 
The Lily Nook (Neepawa, MB)

New Brunswick
New Brunswick Botanical Garden (Edmunston NB)

Newfoundland
Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden (St. John’s NL)

North West Territories
(List under development)

Nova Scotia
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens
Halifax Public Gardens
Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens (Wolfville NS)

Nunavut
(List under development)

Ontario
Botanical Gardens (Niagara Falls, ON)
Bruce Botanical Food Gardens (Ripley, ON)
Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens (Mississauga, ON)
Dominion Arboretum (Ottawa, ON)
Edwards Gardens (North York, ON)
James Gardens (Etobicoke, ON)
Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens (Oshawa, ON)
Plan Paradies Country Gardens (Caledon East, ON)
RBG Arboretum (Waterdown, ON)
RGB Cootes Paradise Sanctuar – Nature Preserve (Dundas, ON)
RBG Laking Garden (Burlington, ON)
Royal Botanical Gardens (North York, ON)
Royal Botanical Gardens (Waterdown, ON)
The Arboretum (Guelph, ON)
Toronto Botanical Gardens (Toronto, ON)

Prince Edward Island
(List under development)

Quebec
Montreal Botanical Garden (Montreal, QC)
Jardin Botanique Roger-Van den Hende (Ville de Quebec, QC)

Saskatchewan
Government House Gardens (Regina, SK)
Patterson Garden Arboretum, Department of Plant Sciences – University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, SK)
Victoria Park (Regina, SK)

Yukon
(List under development)