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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!


The gardens are ever-changing - new activities, new plants, new blooms! Visit this page often to see what's new in the Olds College Botanic Gardens and Constructed Wetlands. 

Annuals are now planted - lots of interpretations of Canada's colours!

Fire and Ice (Celebration Dahlia)

Bed planting near the main campus parking lot.

Raised planter at the west entrance to the Wetlands.

What's Blooming

Celebrating Canada's 150th Anniversary!

We've done our best to bring a touch of red and white to the gardens!  Check out select beds, and containers at the entrances to the Campus, Land Sciences Building, and to the Wetlands to see our take on Canada's colours.  Red can be found in many other beds and containers, but contrasting with dark leaved foliage, chartreuse and yellow for a punch of impact!

Annuals in the beds are labelled.  Stay tuned for recipes for the planters to be placed, and a pdf listing of all the container plants here - coming soon!  ( To see the recipes from last season, click here. )

Planter at the south entrance to the Wetlands.

Raised bed at west entrance to the Wetlands.

The Central portion of the Botanic Gardens is open year-round, and as of April 23rd the East portion of the gardens that house the Wetlands, are open for the season, dawn until dusk.

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