2015 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
Friday, May 1, 2015

  Kodomo-no-hi (Japanese Children's Day)
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Celebrate Japanese Children’s Day! Giant carp streamers in the Kurimoto Japanese Garden, crafts, activities and fun for the whole family. Read more...
JapaneseTeaCeremony
Japanese Tea Ceremony
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony in the Ozawa Pavilion teahouse, overlooking the beautiful Kurimoto Japanese Garden. Read more...
KurimotoJapaneseGarden
Guided Tours of the Kurimoto Japanese Garden
Sunday, May 3, 2015
A fascinating look at the history and symbolism behind the landscape features and structures in the renowned Kurimoto Japanese Garden. Read more...
Pansies Half-Price Admission Day
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
PlantSale

DBG Plant Sale
Starts Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 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. Read more...

MothersDay
Mother's Day Tea - SOLD OUT
Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mother’s Day in a spring garden with strawberry shortcake, live music, and a gift for every mom from our Garden to hers. 
ButterflyDay
Butterfly Day
Sunday, May 24, 2015
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. Read more...
 

June

 

  Seniors’ Week at the Garden
Monday, June 1 – Friday, June 5, 2015
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 4, don’t miss Seniors’ Date Night
 Lilacs Half-Price Admission Day
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
 BrothersTwoPlusOne Date Night
Thursday, June 4, 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. Read more...
Chigirie Chigiri-e Torn Paper Art Show
Saturday, June 6 - Sunday, June 7, 2015
Tiny pieces of delicate coloured tissue are used to create beautiful works that look like brush and paintwork in this Japanese art form. Read more...
Kurimoto Japanese Garden Spring Festival
Sunday, June 7, 2015
A celebration of Japanese culture and the Kurimoto Japanese Garden's 25th Birthday! Martial arts demonstrations, art displays, music performances, children’s activities, tea ceremonies, antique sword displays, Japanese food, Taiko drummers. Read more...
Japanese Tea Ceremony
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony in the Ozawa Pavilion teahouse, overlooking the beautiful Kurimoto Japanese Garden. Read more...
Date Night - Pride Picnic
Thursday, June 11, 6 pm till dusk
In celebration of Pride Week, the Devonian Garden is holding a special Pride Picnic Date Night. Read more...
Date Night
Thursday, June 18, 6 pm till dusk
Waltz lessons with the U of A Dance Club... no experience required. Read more...
Garden Days
Canada's National Garden Days
June 19-21

A three-day lineup of activities at the Devonian Botanic Garden, celebrating National Gardens Days with music, food, cultural and family fun throughout the weekend. Read more...
OperaAlFresco
Opera al Fresco - SOLD OUT!
Friday, June 19, 2015
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. Tickets on sale now! Read more...

Photographer's Drop-in Morning - A Garden Days Event!
Saturday, June 20, 2015

A chance to capture the early morning light and stillness of the Garden, before it opens to the public. Read more...
Tipi Solstice Eve for Families - A Garden Days Event!
Saturday, June 20, 2015
6-10 pm. Bring the family to the Garden to celebrate midsummer's long light. Listen for the drums and gather around the Native People's Garden. Read more...
Yoga Solstice Sunrise Yoga - A Garden Days Event!
7:00am - 8:30am. Warm up with the rising sun in the splendor of the early morning Garden. Read more...
Pie  Father's Day BBQ - Tastes & Tours of the Garden
The BBQ is fired up, the coolers are stocked and the goodies have been baked. Bring Dad out for a burger, a craft beer tasting and some homemade rhubarb goodies. Read more...

Date Night - Comedy Night
Thursday, June 25, 6 pm till dusk
Get ready to laugh with comedian Sean Lecomber! Laughs in the Garden start at 7:30 pm. Read more...
 

July

 

 

Canada Day Celebration
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Celebrate Canada Day in one of the prettiest settings around! Live music, face-painting and fun for the kids and cake for all! Read more...

Croquet Date Night - Craft Beer and Croquet
Thursday, July 2, 6 pm till dusk
The croquet mallets are lined up, the grass is green, the flowers are blooming and the craft beer is chilled! Read more...
MartagonLily Martagon Lily Show
Saturday, July 4 - Sunday, July 5, 2015
View the subtle shadings and stunning collage of colours from cut stems of locally grown Martagon Lilies in this judged flower show. Read more...
  Japanese Tea Ceremony
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony in the Ozawa Pavilion teahouse, overlooking the beautiful Kurimoto Japanese Garden. Read more...
KurimotoJapaneseGarden Guided Tours of the Kurimoto Japanese Garden
Sunday, July 5, 2015
A fascinating look at the history and symbolism behind the landscape features and structures in the renowned Kurimoto Japanese Garden. Read more...
Half-Price Admission Day
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Taiko Date Night - Taiko Drumming Workshop
Thursday, July 9, 6 pm till dusk
Read more...
Date Night - Swing Lessons with U of A Dance Club
Thursday, July 16, 6 pm till dusk
SORRY - Dance Lessons SOLD OUT for July 16. However, the Garden is still open for strolling and enjoyment until dusk. You and your date can learn how to dance in a fun and supportive atmosphere, guided by the experts from the U of A Dance Club. Read more...

"Rooted" Art Exhibit
Sunday, July 19, 2015
An annual outdoor curated exhibit featuring the work of local artists, interpreting their connection with the natural world. Read more...

Date Night - Inspired by India
Thursday, July 23, 6 pm till dusk
Enjoy a music performance from the Indian Music Academy; indulge further with a henna tattoo, and add a special Indian dinner. Read more...
Photographer's Drop-in Morning
Saturday, July 25, 2015

A chance to capture the early morning light and stillness of the Garden, before it opens to the public. Read more...

High Tea at the Garden  SORRY, THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Tiered trays of dainty sandwiches, pastries and fruit, and of course, tea, at the Pine Pavilion. Read more...

Croquet Date Night - Craft Beer and Croquet Round 2!
Thursday, July 30, 6 pm till dusk
The croquet mallets are lined up, the grass is green, the flowers are blooming and the craft beer is chilled! This event was so popular we're bringing it back! NOTE: This is a programming change from the originally scheduled "Date Night for Foodies".  Read more...

August

 

ParklandCountyArtShow Parkland County Art Show
Friday, July 31 - Monday Aug 3, 2015
Exhibition and sale by members of the Parkland Art Club. Come and meet the artists! 
Devon Pottery Guild Show
Saturday, Aug 1 - Monday, Aug 3, 2015
An exhibition and sale by members of the Devon Pottery Guild. Come and meet the potters! 
AugustFlowers
Half-Price Admission Day
Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015
Date Night - Water Painting en plein air
Thursday, August 6, 6 pm till dusk
Paint a watercolour postcard memory with your date. Artist Justine Jenkins will get you started, the setting will provide the inspiration. Read more...
  Japanese Tea Ceremony
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony in the Ozawa Pavilion teahouse, overlooking the beautiful Kurimoto Japanese Garden. Read more...

Guided Tours of the Kurimoto Japanese Garden
Sunday, August 9, 2015
A fascinating look at the history and symbolism behind the landscape features and structures in the renowned Kurimoto Japanese Garden. Read more...

Oh So Boho! Bohemian Date Night
Thursday, August 13, 6 pm till dusk
With wandering minstrels and picnicking poets the Garden celebrates the bohemian spirit. Read more...

Perseids Pyjama Party
Friday, August 14, 2015
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. Read more...
Mushrooms Wild Mushroom Exposition
Sunday, August 16, 2015
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. Read more...

Date Night - Salsa Dance Lessons
Thursday, August 20, 2015

Members of the U of A Dance Club will teach you the basics of this dance style with Cuban roots. Read more...

Date Night - Movie Night
Thursday, August 27, 2015
A perfect way to enjoy the lingering moments of summer. The culminating event of our 2015 Date Night series - an outdoor screening of the visually stunning adventure "Life of Pi".  Read more...

Photographer's Drop-in Morning
Saturday, August 29, 2015

A chance to capture the early morning light and stillness of the Garden, before it opens to the public. Read more...

The Great Big Family Picnic
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Send off summer with a day at the Garden. You bring your picnic blanket and lunch and we'll provide the setting and the games! Read more...

 

September

 

FallFoliage
Half-Price Admission Day
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Scarecrow Fall Family Festival
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Fun, crafts and games for the whole family in the splendor of the fall Garden. Read more...
Apples Fruit Grower's Festival
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Sample and learn about the abundance of fruits that can be grown right here in Alberta! Read more...
CraftersFallSale DBG Crafters Fall Sale
Saturday, September 26 - Sunday September 27, 2015
Handmade crafts from the bounty of the fall Garden. Proceeds support programs and special projects at the Garden. Read more...
 

November

 

  DBG Crafters Christmas Sale
Friday, November 27 - Sunday, November 29, 2015
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. Read more...
 

December

 

  Luminaria
Saturday, December 5 - Sunday December 6, 2015
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. Read more...