Now that things are starting to open up, we can go out into the world and have adventures again. If you are interested in flowers, one of the things you can do is take in some of the most beautiful blooms Alberta has to offer.
Visit a Flower Farm
Birchwood Meadows is a u-pick flower garden out by Morinville that is currently accepting visitors by appointment only. There are 35 varieties of blossoms and greens, and it is a magical place to enjoy on a warm summer day. You can arrange private bookings of 6-12 people, use the site as a wonderful backdrop for photographs, or check out the plant and gift shop.
Check out a Botanic Garden
There are several wonderful gardens in the province to enjoy. Of course, close to home, there is the University of Alberta Botanic Gardens by Devon – 240 acres of plants, flowers, waterfalls, and streams to enjoy (the twilight picnics are especially wonderful). There is also the volunteer-run Botanic Park in St. Albert, where you can wander 5 acres of themed gardens. If you venture further south, you can explore all 1.3 kms of pathways through the Olds College Botanic Garden and Treatment Wetlands in Olds. There are 25 acres of flowers and wetlands to see, all for free.
Enjoy a Conservatory
You can visit one of Edmonton’s climate-controlled architectural gems year round to see some beautiful flowers in one of the four themed pyramids of the Muttart Conservatory: arid, temperate, tropical, and feature. Or, head to the Calgary Zoo to enjoy the Conservatory & Gardens (along with some butterflies and other animals).
Find some wildflowers
Explore some of the lovely urban parkland that Edmonton has to offer and see all of the gorgeous wildflowers that are currently on full display. Whether it’s Whitemud Creek or the North Saskatchewan, there are trails throughout our city that are lined with nature’s bounty right now. You can pick up a book on wildflowers of Alberta at a local bookstore like Audrey’s first, and impress your friends and family with your knowledge!
Whatever you are doing to enjoy the summer in Edmonton, we hope it includes some natural beauty.