Date Night at the Garden

DateNightDBGEvery Thursday
June 5 through August 28, 2014
Date Night admission rates in effect from 6 pm
Admission gates open until 8:30 pm
Garden stays open until dusk

The Devonian Botanic Garden would like to invite you on a date (we think your mother would approve)!

Bring your sweetheart or come with your friends! Stroll the Garden till dusk – it’s beautiful in the twilight. Add a different amusement every week. Share a bite to eat at the Loft Patio Cafe, or bring a picnic, and you have all the elements of a great night out.

2014 Date Night Schedule of Events

June 5, 2014 - Seniors' Date Night
In celebration of Alberta Seniors' Week, it's Seniors' Date Night at the Garden! Enjoy the sounds of Brothers Two+One playing classic favourites.


June 12, 2014 - Pride Night 
A Pride Week Date Night party! Birds and bees and a twilight dance with DJ Murray Taylor, plus "birds and bees" garden tours with Greenland Garden Centre/ 630 Ched Garden Show host, Morgan Webb



June 19, 2014 - Dancing with the U of A Dance Club
Waltzing lessons with the U of A Dance Club

June 26, 2014 - The Carolines! 
It's a country whoop-up with the fabulous harmonies of The Carolines!  
July 3, 2014 - Beer Tasting
Beer tastings with expert Jason Foster

July 10, 2014 - Jazz! 
Summertime jazz with the Devon Jazz Octet.



July 17, 2014 - Rumba!
Learn how with free lessons from the U of A Dance Club. 

July 24, 2014 - Taiko Drumming
A taiko drumming mini-workshop with Booming Tree Taiko - be still thy beating heart!


  July 31, 2014 - Games Night
It's all fun and games! Bring your darling or the gang for hackey sack, bocce, croquet, monopoly and more. 


August 7, 2014 - The Gentlemen Callers
Funky R&B with the Gentlemen Callers, a 7-piece band covering the sixties to the present, sure to get your groove on. 
  August 14, 2014 - En Plein Air Painting 
Paint a watercolour postcard memory outside in the Garden; you could send it to someone you love on Valentine's Day. 


August 21, 2014 - Dancing with the U of A Dance Club
Dancing under the stars! A free lesson from the U of A Dance Club, here to teach you some steamy salsa moves. 


  August 28, 2014 - Movie Night
A perfect way to spend the last lingering moments of summer.Bring your blanket and settle under the stars for an outdoor big-screen experience, with the 80's classic "Ferris Bueller's Day Off".






All about the food: The outdoor Loft Patio Cafe offers light fare (soup, sandwiches, paninis, hot dogs, burgers, ice cream) and is open on Date Nights until 8:30 pm (reservations are not required). You can enjoy your meal at the Patio Cafe, or take it to the Pine Pavilion, where most Date Night activities take place. At the Pine Pavilion, an assortment of beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks will be available for purchase, along with free popcorn. If you prefer, you can bring in your own picnic to enjoy anywhere in the Garden, including the Pine Pavilion (no alcohol, please).

What happens if it rains? Don’t worry, we have you covered. On most Date Nights, entertainment take place under shelter in our Pine Pavilion. However, in the event of extreme weather, some activities may be postponed or cancelled.

2014 Date Night Admission Rates:
$11 Adults / $6 Students / $8 Seniors / $8 Friends of the Garden
Includes admission to the Garden and entertainment. Prices do not include GST or food. Passes and coupons are accepted for Date Nights, with the exception of Movie Night on August 28.

Save with the Date Night Multi-Pack:
Bring someone you love, gather a group of friends for some fun, or give them as a gift to a couple that deserves a night out - the choice is yours. Date Night Multi-Packs give you admission tickets to use during the 2014 Date Night series - you decide how, when and with whom you'd like to use them.

Date Night Teaser Pack - 8 Date Night admission tickets: $72 (Save $16)
Date Night Sampler Pack - 16 Date Night admission tickets: $128 (Save $48)
Date Night Season Pack - 26 Date Night admission tickets: $156 (Save $130)

Individual Date Night admission tickets can also be purchased in advance. Coupons and passes do not apply to Multi-Pack purchases.

To order your Date Night Multi-Pack call (780) 987-3054 ext. 2243.