Colours of Autumn

Most blossoms have withered with our recent frosts but beautiful colours are alive in our many shrubs and trees.  Rose hips in the Rose Garden and little creatures scurrying around gathering food are sure signs that colder weather is coming.

Regular work parties will continue every Tuesday and Friday morning @ 9:00 am until the work is done.  If you are interested in volunteering, please stop by and chat with us at this time.

We are always looking for some extra hands to help maintain the Park - for information on volunteering at the Botanic Park, please visit Volunteer Opportunities

Christmas In October   October 19th - 27th   10 am - 5 pm

(Wednesday & Thursday open until 9 pm

Join us for our much anticipated, beautiful tradition 'Christmas in October' at the Gift Shop.

On Saturday, October 19 Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the Park on their way back to the North Pole after a well-deserved break in Florida.  Drop by between 10:30 and 3:30 for a Festive Family Photo.  Bring the whole family—parents, grandparents and children (sorry no dogs allowed in the Park) to have this photo in time for your calendar, e-card or Christmas cards.  Photos will be emailed to you — cost $25.00.  All proceeds support St. Albert Botanic Park.

Enjoy delicious treats from these Food Trucks:  Go Nuts4Donuts and Incredible Edibles.

See below for Winter Workshops during Christmas in October Week.



Winter Wellness Workshop   October 23rd

Join us for this inspiring, delightful class of herbal wisdom, recipes, and remedies to thrive through winter!

Has your family struggled with colds and flu during winter? Or perhaps you would like to learn more before illness strikes? Are you interested in natural wellness, living in connection with the seasons, and keeping the body balanced naturally? Then this upbeat, wonderful Winter Wellness class is for you!

Learn how to use local wild Alberta herbs, teas, daily tonics, hygiene, and natural remedies daily to stay well, improve immunity, and thrive through winter forevermore! Join Shantel Cooke, from Tanglewood Garden & Farm, as she delightfully shares this information in a fun, easy-to-understand format!


-Samples to please the five senses

-Winter Wellness class booklet (to be used as a treasured go-to for years to come)


Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Cost: $45.00

Tickets available at:


Pressed Flower Christmas Workshop   October 24th

Enjoy this Christmas art workshop before the rush of the season starts!


Melanie Hsiao from Bonbon's Treasure will help you create an original piece of artwork using pressed pressed flowers. You will take home a beautiful snowflake in a 8" x 10: sun-glass frame: perfect for gift-giving or as a new additional to your Christmas decor.

As snowflakes come in all shapes and sizes, there will be opportunity for you to fashion your own unique piece.

All supplies included.


Time: 6:00-8:30pm


Tickets Availble at:






Gift Shop & Patio

Our Gift Shop, patio and washrooms are now closed until May 2020 except for our Christmas in October event and our two Workshops (see above).  The gardens are still open and beautiful to view.

The office is not open on a full time schedule until May.  To book a wedding or photography session in the garden, rental in the John Beedle Centre or for information, please email .

Thank You

Thank you to everyone for their support of the Park by purchasing plants, roses and items from our Gift Shop during the summer and in October for our Christmas in October event.

The Park is a non-profit charitable organization independently operated and maintained by volunteers and all funds raised from plant or giftware sales and garden rentals go directly to the gardens for operation and maintenance.