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“Colour and style” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cascade Gardens

Cascade Gardens
101 Mountain Avenue | behind Administration Building, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #11 of 22 Attractions in Banff
Type: Outdoors
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N Ireland
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“Colour and style”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Loved the mix of annuals and biennials flowers growing on tiered walkways all around this lovely garden. Lots of seats to view garden from and beautifully laid out and tended.

Visited September 2013
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Traralgon, Australia
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“ROCKY GARDEN”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Well worth a visit while in Banff , we spent an enjoyable couple of hours there wandering around admiring all the stone work and thinking of the people who built it all . Met a few of the staff there who were busy doing the spring planting, [all girls] they were just finishing planting 50,000 flower plants which must look amazing in full bloom. It is a shame their summer season is soo short considerating all the work they put into it. It was interesting getting the history of the gardens from them. The place was a government project in the depression to give the unemployed work and they did a great job. There are lots of stone pools that the water used to flow down through and lovely stone flower beds. Nice places to sit under gazebos and enjoy the peacefull surrounds. The water does not flow any more as there has been trouble with the ponds foundations and the water seeps away causing problems further down the gardens. Apparently the project was never finished , when the cost reached $50,000 it was cancelled as there was no more Government money available. A shame. The Gardens also houses a magnificent stone building built on the old Baronial Style of England . The National Parks have offices in their now. When you look from the main entrance of the gardens you look straight down the main road of Banff with the mountains beyond. A great spot for a photo.

Visited July 2013
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I'm glad I finally found this spot -I've been to Banff many times and never stopped here.

There are beautiful flowers and gazebos. Lots of places for great photos :-)

There is no admission fee and lots of green space to have a picnic.

Visited August 2013
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“Beautiful garden”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I like gardens in general. Cascade gardens are small, but very nice. And there is not entrance fee, i.e. it's free. Despite the cold weather we thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

Visited July 2013
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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“Not Your Typical Garden”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We stumbled on this by accident. It is totally worth going out of your way to see. It is not simply a garden with numerous gorgeous flower beds. It also has little rock bridges and paths and little wooden gazebos and benches. It is a delight. My husband is not one to be dragged to too many gardens and he was as delighted with this as I was.

Visited July 2013
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