When a cold north wind is howling and the mid-winter temperature is too frigid, this downtown greenhouse is a welcome oasis ... More
When a cold north wind is howling and the mid-winter temperature is too frigid, this downtown greenhouse is a welcome oasis of greenery and warmth. It showcases many local and tropical plants, fountains, waterfalls, reflecting pools stocked with carp, wooden bridges and a small playground where harried parents can let loose their children.
I loved this place! I discovered the Devonian Gardens last summer when I spent a week exploring Calgary.
It's an amazing tribute to children who have died. There are lots of benches, fountains and flora spread out on the three floors of the TD Tower @ 317 7th Ave SW, Calgary, AB.
After discovering this quiet oasis in the city, I had lunch there the following day.
You really have to see this to believe it!
As somebody who grew up in the country far from highways, towering buildings, and bright lights, I have seen many beautiful things in nature on a daily basis. After visiting these gardens I feel they too, surprisingly, satisfy my desire to see the beauty of nature each day. To anyone who wishes to complain about them, get a grip, shut-up, and learn to appreciate what you have right here in Calgary. You're very lucky to have this escape.
I found it to be a wonderful escape from the freezing busy city. Right in the middle of Downtown Calgary, in TD Square. Nice spot to take a break from shopping or work and have lunch, feed the fish or just enjoy the flowers.
On any mild winter day, the frozen lagoon in this park is filled with skaters. An open expanse of ice
with smaller tributaries that wind off out of view, the man made lagoon is great for youngsters just learning ...
The sandstone buildings along downtown's Stephen Avenue were constructed after a fire destroyed much of the neighborhood. Several of those
historic buildings fell victim to developers wrecking balls, but the few that remain are worthy of an afternoon stroll ...
This turn of the century Victorian mansion was recently restored to its former glory and is one of Calgary's newest
theme restaurants. Part of the Fort Calgary Interpretive Center, the house and garden are used for casual dining as ...