The Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs, Calgary, Alberta is indeed a ‘hidden gem’ – a one-of-a kind very unique garden! It is open to the public year round from dawn to dusk and is situated within a Birthplace Forest covering several acres of land. Within this area there are over fourteen individual gardens each displaying unique features and all identified with a hand-painted garden sign. These garden areas are all accessible by connecting walking paths of mulch leading throughout the entire area. Along these pathways leading to the various gardens are beautiful flowering shrubs, fruit trees and also a large variety of other featured shrubs and trees.
This garden project began over ten years ago now and is designed, developed, maintained and managed entirely by a volunteer group. As a not-for-profit Charitable Society, the Gardens have been developed from the onset with the continued support from the City of Calgary Parks Department and the Silver Springs Community Association. It is through donations from individuals, corporations, and provincial grants that it continues to thrive and has become a focal point of our Community and indeed within the City of Calgary and beyond.
To develop the Garden for the members of the Society, for the enjoyment of the residents of Silver Springs and the general public;
To make use of the Garden as a way to demonstrate the beauty and diversity of plants that can be grown in our climate;
To encourage others to join us and participate in the development of the Garden;
To offer the use of the Garden as an outdoor classroom for use by students and teachers;
To provide students the opportunity to gain volunteer experience and time by working on the Garden.
A destination park and botanical gardens featuring plants that grow in our unique climate.
The Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs, Calgary, Alberta is indeed a ‘hidden gem’ – a one-of-a kind very unique garden! It is open to the public year round from dawn to dusk and is situated within a Birthplace Forest covering several acres of land…