2014 Events

Throughout the year, the Garden offers cultural events, family events, art, music and tasting events, celebrations of fruits, flowers and growing things, and in winter, beautiful candles in the snow. Learn a little; enjoy a lot. Spend a day outdoors at the Garden, making memories with family and friends. 

May Events
June Events
July Events
August Events
September Events
November Events
December Events

 

 

 

May

 

KJGSpring

Opening Day
Thursday, May 1, 2014

  Kodomo-no-hi (Japanese Children's Day)
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Celebrate Japanese Children’s Day! Giant carp streamers in the Kurimoto Japanese Garden, crafts, activities and fun for the whole family. Learn more...
JapaneseTeaCeremony
Japanese Tea Ceremony
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony in the Ozawa Pavilion teahouse, overlooking the beautiful Kurimoto Japanese Garden. Learn more...
KurimotoJapaneseGarden
Guided Tours of the Kurimoto Japanese Garden
Sunday, May 4, 2013
A fascinating look at the history and symbolism behind the landscape features and structures in the renowned Kurimoto Japanese Garden. Learn more...
Pansies Half-Price Admission Day
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
PlantSale

DBG Plant Sale
Starts Saturday, May 10, 2014 - Runs daily while supplies last
Don’t miss out on an interesting selection of hardy perennials, culinary herbs, indoor plants, and more at very reasonable prices. Learn more...

MothersDay
Mother's Day Tea
Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother’s Day in a spring garden with strawberry shortcake, live music, and a gift for every mom from our Garden to hers. Book your tickets early for this popular event. Learn more...
ButterflyDay
Butterfly Day
Sunday, May 25, 2014
It’s all about butterflies at this family event! Crafts, activities, bug and butterfly catching and more! Dress up as your favorite bug or butterfly and join in the fun. Learn more...
 

June

 

Chigirie Chigiri-e Torn Paper Art Show
Saturday, May 31- Sunday, June 1, 2014
Tiny pieces of delicate coloured tissue are used to create beautiful works that look like brush and paintwork in this Japanese art form. Learn more...
AwaOdori Kurimoto Japanese Garden Spring Festival
Sunday, June 1, 2014
A celebration of Japanese culture. Martial arts demonstrations, art displays, dance and music performances, children’s activities, tea ceremonies, antique sword displays, Japanese food, Taiko drummers. Learn more...
Japanese Tea Ceremony
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony in the Ozawa Pavilion teahouse, overlooking the beautiful Kurimoto Japanese Garden. Learn more...
BrothersTwoPlusOne

Seniors’ Week at the Garden
Monday, June 2 – Friday, June 6, 2014
In celebration of Alberta Seniors’ Week, we’re offering half-price admission to our visitors age 65 and over, along with complimentary refreshments. On Thursday, June 5, don’t miss Seniors’ Date Night. Learn more...

DateNight Date Night
Thursday, June 5, 6 pm till dusk
Bring your partner or your pals to Seniors' Date Night. Live Music, great food, and a beautiful night at the Garden. Learn more...
Lilacs
Half-Price Admission Day
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Date Night
Thursday, June 12, 6 pm till dusk
In celebration of Pride Week, the Devonian Garden is holding a special Pride Week Date Night Party. Learn more...
RhubarbDay
6th Annual Rhubarb Day
Sunday, June 15, 2014
A tribute to the not-so-humble rhubarb! Celebrate one of the most useful culinary gifts of the garden with samples of rhubarb treats and fruit wine and tours of the fabulous Herb Garden. Learn more...
DateNight Date Night
Thursday, June 19, 6 pm till dusk
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OperaAlFresco
Opera al Fresco
Friday, June 20, 2014
A mid-summer’s eve stroll through the Garden, with stops along the way for hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, and enchanting performances from Edmonton Opera performers. Learn more...
DateNight Date Night
Thursday, June 26, 6 pm till dusk
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July

 

 

Canada Day Celebration
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Celebrate Canada Day in one of the prettiest settings around! Live music, face-painting and fun for the kids and cake for all! Learn more...

DateNight Date Night
Thursday, July 3, 6 pm till dusk
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MartagonLily Martagon Lily Show
Saturday, July 5 - Sunday, July 6, 2014
View the subtle shadings and stunning collage of colours from cut stems of locally grown Martagon Lilies in this judged flower show. Learn more...
 DateNight Date Night
Thursday, July 10, 6 pm till dusk
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  Japanese Tea Ceremony
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony in the Ozawa Pavilion teahouse, overlooking the beautiful Kurimoto Japanese Garden. Learn more...
KurimotoJapaneseGarden
Guided Tours of the Kurimoto Japanese Garden
Sunday, July 13, 2014
A fascinating look at the history and symbolism behind the landscape features and structures in the renowned Kurimoto Japanese Garden. Learn more...
Rose Rose Day
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Everything’s coming up roses at the Devonian Botanic Garden! Guided tours of the Garden’s extensive hardy rose collection, informative tours, rose hip tea, DBG hardy roses for sale. Learn more...

High Tea at the Garden
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Tiered trays of dainty sandwiches, pastries and fruit, and of course, tea, at the Pine Pavilion, right next door to the Rose Day activities. Learn more...

DateNight Date Night
Thursday, July 17, 6 pm till dusk
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Rooted III: Perspectives on the Natural World
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Artists share their unique and varied vision of the natural world in an outdoor art exhibit and sale at the Devonian Botanic Garden. Learn more...
DateNight Date Night
Thursday, July 24, 6 pm till dusk
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 DateNight Date Night
Thursday, July 30, 6 pm till dusk
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August

 

ParklandCountyArtShow Parkland County Art Show
Friday, Aug 1 - Monday Aug 4, 2014
Exhibition and sale by members of the Parkland Art Club. Come and meet the artists! Learn more...
Devon Pottery Guild Show
Saturday, Aug 2 - Sunday, Aug 3, 2014
An exhibition and sale by members of the Devon Pottery Guild. Come and meet the potters! Learn more...
AugustFlowers
Half-Price Admission Day
Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014
DateNight Date Night
Thursday, August 7, 6 pm till dusk
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  Japanese Tea Ceremony
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony in the Ozawa Pavilion teahouse, overlooking the beautiful Kurimoto Japanese Garden. Learn more...

Guided Tours of the Kurimoto Japanese Garden
Sunday, August 10, 2014
A fascinating look at the history and symbolism behind the landscape features and structures in the renowned Kurimoto Japanese Garden. Learn more...
DateNight Date Night
Thursday, August 14, 6 pm till dusk
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Perseids Pyjama Party
Friday, August 15, 2014
Bring your pillows, blankets, flashlights and lawnchairs and sit back to enjoy one of the busiest times in the night sky. Popcorn, bedtime stories and twilight family games are part of the fun. Learn more...
Mushrooms Wild Mushroom Exposition
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Everything you want to know about wild mushrooms. Displays of specimens, experts on hand to help you identify your samples, mushroom food tastings, and a guided mushroom walk through the Garden. Learn more...
  Date Night
Thursday, August 21, 2014

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DateNight

Date Night - Movie Night
Thursday, August 28, 2014
A perfect way to enjoy the lingering moments of summer. The culminating event of our 2014 Date Night series - an outdoor movie under the stars. Proceeds from Movie Night support the DBG Green School Program. Learn more...

 

September

 

FallFoliage
Half-Price Admission Day
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Scarecrow Fall Family Festival
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Fun, crafts and games for the whole family in the splendor of the fall Garden. Build your own scarecrow or bird house, make a dried fall flower arrangement, bake an apple by the Grebe Pond. Learn more...
Apples Fruit Grower's Festival
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Sample and learn about the abundance of fruits that can be grown right here in Alberta! Learn more...
CraftersFallSale DBG Crafters Fall Sale
Saturday, September 27 - Sunday September 28, 2014
Handmade crafts from the bounty of the fall Garden. Proceeds support programs and special projects at the Garden. Learn more...
 

November

 

  DBG Crafters Christmas Sale
Friday, November 28 - Sunday, November 30, 2014
This is the place to go for wreaths, centerpieces, unique gifts and seasonal handmade crafts from the bounty of the Garden. Proceeds support programs and special projects at the Garden. Learn more...
 

December

 

  Luminaria
Saturday, December 6 - Sunday December 7, 2014
The simplicity of light at the Garden's most popular event of the year. Cider by the bonfires, strolling carolers, ice sculptures, Snow Sprites. Thousands of candles and millions of stars. Learn more...