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Calgary Sights

Devonian Gardens

  • 317 7th Ave. SW Map It
  • Garden/Arboretum

Updated 12/31/1969

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Above Toronto Dominion Square and atop the Toronto Dominion Centre shopping complex, a 2½-acre enclosed roof garden holds 20,000 plants, nearly 2 km (1 mi) of lush walkways, a sculpture court, and a playground. Alberta's largest indoor gardens, which are reached by two glass-enclosed elevators just inside the 7th Avenue light-rail transit (LRT) entrance, have numerous ponds with rainbow trout, koi, goldfish, and turtles. Art exhibitions are held here, and there's a stage

for performances. The gardens are currently closed for renovations and scheduled to reopen summer 2012.

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Address:

317 7th Ave. SW, , between 2nd and 3rd Sts., Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Phone:

403-268–3830

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 9–9

Updated 12/31/1969

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Sep 11, 2013

Do not bother...

In 1977 the City of Calgary opened the Devonian Gardens which was Alberta's largest indoor park. The park included artwork, water features, fish and a variety of tropical flowers. In 2012 the City of Calgary re-opened the Devonian Gardens and if you are looking for artwork, water features, fish and a variety of tropical flowers then you should not bother coming here. Sadly what was a jewel in the city has been transformed into a sterile, corporate

food court for the mall and no longer contains any of the features that made it special.

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Aug 2, 2005

A Breath of Life in a Barren Wasteland

To really appreciate how wonderful this tiny oasis seems to Calgary locals, consider that Calgary itself is plopped in the middle of the wind scorched Great Plains. Any hint of green stands out, and any plant that isn't grass is considered exotic. If you're from Calgary (or, say, Kansas), I'd give this spot top marks. If you're not, you'll do far better to leave the city for the splendid Rocky Mountains. If you drive over the speed limit, you

can be in Banff in 2 and a half hours!

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