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Address: 8th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T6G 2E1, Canada
Phone Number: 780-987-3054
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Description: Set in the middle of the city, this indoor garden spans three acres and is...
Set in the middle of the city, this indoor garden spans three acres and is home to waterfalls, trees and thousands of plants.
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Its different and hence nice .. atleast something new for me ... Food mall amidst a naturekind setup on the 3rd floor of a mall .. Quite and peaceful with all kinda food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Visited the Devonian Gardens with my daughter in March and read the reviews shortly thereafter. She (my daughter) was much like me and horrified with the new version. The old version had waterfalls, bridges, flowers, statues and benches all over the place for sitting and relaxing. The new garden has NONE of those things anymore. It does have half a... More 

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Mumbai
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61 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Its different and hence nice .. atleast something new for me ... Food mall amidst a naturekind setup on the 3rd floor of a mall .. Quite and peaceful with all kinda food ... nothing much more

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Edmonton, Canada
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29 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

My grandparents used to take me here in the winter when I visited. I loved it because of the fountains and koi ponds and a little playground. Going back as an adult, it seems a lot smaller and a lot less exotic, but it sure is nice to have a place to go in winter where you can take off... More 

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Longview, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

After living in Calgary for a dozen years we finally made our way to the Devonian gardens for lunch. A great retreat amongst the greenery and the running water near the fountains. I was a little disappointed as I thought there would be more flowers and fish, but all in all a wonderful getaway for lunch at the food court

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Ok so I visited the Gardens in December and here is my take. Waste of time as a tourist destination. Not sure where people are finding waterfalls because there are none. As for the Koi ponds, there is one with 6 or seven fish… which is a massive decline from what I remember were hundreds before. As for the turtles…... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Beautiful, peaceful, and relaxing place to eat lunch and let your kids play for a while. While I was there, a gentlemen was playing on the piano and you could hear the water in the waterfalls. It was such a relaxing lunch from all the hustle and bustle just a few feet away in the rest of the food court.... More 

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I was so surprised to find such a beautiful, warm, relaxing place in the middle of a mall in December. It was below zero outside and I felt like I was visiting a tropical island. Children were playing on bright, fun equipment, beautiful, live music was heard near the koi pond, waterfalls and palm trees galore and all free except... More 

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Visited the Devonian Gardens this December and was not impressed. Sterile is definitely the key word in this review. Thirty seven million spent on turning it from a tourist attraction to this monstrosity is a sad testament to urban planning in this city. Shame on the city council for selling off the gardens and the Core for this waste of... More 

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Okotoks
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30 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This is probably one of my favourite venues for a corporate Christmas Party. Since they renovated, this place is amazing. They set up a DJ table and about half a dozen food stations with sushi, sushimi, bbq beef, cajun turkey, clams, oysters and mashed potatoes with gravy in martini glasses. The food is quite good and there are wait staff... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I grew up on the original Devonian gardens and could not wait to see the unveiling. I was really less than impressed with it. I really like the new large trees but it really feels smaller and lacks the variety and excitement(if any) of the original.

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