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Devonian Gardens

8th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T6G 2E1, Canada (Southwest Calgary)
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Ranked #61 of 228 Attractions in Calgary
Type: Gardens
Activities: Viewing foliage
Traveler Description: Devonian Gardens reopened at last! On August 30, 2008 Calgary's Devonian Gardens closed for extensive renovations. The grand reopening... more »
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The real address is 317 7 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B5 Otherwise you will end up on the other side of town!

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Calgary, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Whoever came up with this concept should be run out of town with people throwing rocks at them as the sprint! I came here as a little girl and loved the old concept of flowers, art, bridges, waterfalls and stonework. I was stunned to see the new gardens and how it was gutted for the new “open” concept. The old... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

Whoever is or are the brains/architects of this unique innovative indoor tropical garden should have a zillons thanks from locals and visitors alike. This is certainly a most enjoyable break/lunch for the hunters and the hunted in the midst of the concrete jungle. Zen and tranquility prevailing constantly and guaranteed a low heart rate without any baby aspirins consumptions. All... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A great indoor garden with lots of sitting space. It's adjacent to a food court so it's a great place to grab a bite and visit or to get away from winter conditions.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I recently visited Devonian Gardens (August 2014) and was surprised to see lots of changes have been made. My husband and I held our wedding ceremony at Devonian Gardens in August of 2007. It was a lot quieter then and very few visitors, this time it was very loud and many families using the playground made it impossible to hear... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Ok so it has been about a year since I visited and reviewed the Devonian Gardens and I decided to give it another chance. And sadly my opinion did not improve. If you like the sterile feel of cheap metal tables, lack of artwork, sub par water features and the smell of french fries then this is the place for... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The Gardens on the fourth floor of a shopping mall is a tranquil oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city below them. In the summer the sunlight coming through the glass ceiling allows for a small sun trap in which you will find many business people enjoying the quiet spot for lunch. The plants look wonderful and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

What a beautiful series of gardens on the 4th Floor. A fishpond, playground & beds of trees & shrubs, palms, fiddle leaf figs, tubs of plants, green walls & in certain sections information on the plants & their uses. Loads of seating where people from the nearby eateries can sit in a quiet, reflective, peaceful & green environment. Well worth... More

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

between my two trips to Calgary, they re-did this indoor city park, located on the 4th floor of a downtown building. it's nice, but It was so much nicer before. stop at the food court, get lunch and eat in the park, or just wander around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The gardens were truly amazing and I could imagine them being a saving grace for those who work and live in Calgary during the winter. They were bright and very pretty, I was overwhelmed with the location and composition.

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