The Devonian Gardens, part of the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Studies at the University of Alberta, has 190 acres of property devoted to preservation, research and good old-fashioned enjoyment of everything botanical. Cousin Rob and I visited yesterday to peruse the collections of lilies, roses, herbs and native plants that grow along the meandering pathways.
We visited the majestic Kurimoto Japanese Garden, enjoying the quiet solitude that comes with having arrived early in the day before the crowds.
The butterfly house provided ample opportunities for photography, but the captured species were not to be outdone by their cousins in the wild who were equally cooperative.
For more information about the Devonian Gardens visit: http://www.ales.ualberta.ca/devonian
Here’s some video from the butterfly house: