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  • Fall comes to the gardens.
    Still lots to see as the temperatures cool!
  • Amazing Aerial Footage!
    See the wetlands throughout the year from the air! See aerial footage on YouTube!
  • The Greenhouse Sales are back!
    New this week - hardy lily bulbs!
  • Greenhouse Sale takes the summer off.
    Check back in September for more great sales!

Self-Guided Tours

Visitors are welcome to tour the Gardens and Treatment Wetlands during open hours.  See the Maps section of our website or download a copy of our Garden Brochure and Map , or a Walking Map which includes directions from the Pomeroy Hotel, and distances.  Hard copies are available at the Front Desk of the Land Sciences Building. (Click here for a Campus Map).

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GUIDED TOURS

Guided tours of the Gardens are included in the programming during Hort Week, July 18-22, 2016.   Click here to see the full program of courses, workshops, presentations and tours - details will be coming soon! 

If you would like to arrange for a private tour for your group  please contact the Manager, Botanic Gardens and Treatment Wetlands at 403-556-8323 or OCBotanicGardens@oldscollege.ca. We'd be happy to recommend other worthy local stops, or somewhere to have coffee or a bite to eat.

 TOUR DETAILS

The Botanic Gardens and Treatment Wetlands consists of two main portions - Central (the original two phases) and East (third phase including the treatment wetlands). Each is worthy of it's own more detailed tour, or you may opt to have an overview of both. The timing of your tour, and thus the price, is dependent on this choice.

If you are interested in a tour that focused more specifically on the construction, functioning, and research activities related to the Treatment Wetlands, we'd be happy to provide a guide with the relevant expertise.

Central OR East Tour

Tour includes an overview of all the specialty gardens, hitting on seasonal highlights.

  • Length: Minimum of 60 minutes; 90 minutes recommended
  • Price: $10 per person with a $100 minimum charge (10 people or less is $100).
  • Tour Numbers: Maximum number of 15** people

 

Full Botanic Garden Tour

  • Length: Minimum of 90 minutes minimum; 120 minutes recommended
  • Price: $15 per person with a $150 minimum charge (10 people or less is $150).
  • Tour Numbers: Maximum number of 15** people

**If your group is more than 15 people, please inquire about having a second tour guide - fees will be adjusted accordingly.

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