Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs

Written by on August 16, 2013 in Area - NW, Parks - 4 Comments
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Location     map       http://www.botanicalgardensofsilversprings.ca/
Community: South of Crowchild Trail and West of Silver Springs Gate. (I would highly suggest checking out my map link above)
Parking: Free lot or street parking

Gordie’s Review (4.5 years old) – “I liked the maze!”
Nicky’s Review (17 months old) – “woof woof” – she liked seeing the dogs (the park is in an off-leash dog park

Park Features:  Off-leash dog park, gardens, birth place forest (2002)

Overall: The Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs are privately maintained gardens that are open to the public. They are located on the North East corner of Silver Springs along an off-leash dog park. I was surprised to find out that the gardens were only established in 2006. The covered area is huge! As the botanical gardens are still young, some areas of the garden are more mature than others.

We started our trip through the gardens on the South end by the Oval Garden. The oval garden is the largest garden and well worth visiting, but I would recommend starting on the North end instead. The garden area is fuller and the gardens are closer together. We didn’t end up making it to the Northern most portion of the gardens before we had to turn back. If you aren’t going with young kids, this will probably be less of a concern.

Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs

Oval Garden

Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs

Oval Garden

Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs

Oval Garden

Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs

Oval Garden

Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs

Oval Garden

The shade garden is right nearby.

Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs

Shade Garden

Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs

Path towards the Labyrinth

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One of the art sculptures along the gardens

Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs

Entrance to the Labyrinth

Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs

Labyrinth

Gordie absolutely loved the labyrinth. When we past it again on the way back to the car I let him run around it again for a few minutes. When I called him to leave, he kept running around the maze paths and yelled “I am coming!”.

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Spiral Trees

You can see the pattern these trees have been planted in from google maps. but it is really hard to photograph.

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One of the paths lead through a little forest area, the other by some gardens.

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Inside the forest

Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs

Inside the forest

Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs

Along the front of the forest

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Cute Owls

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Eagle Garden

Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs

Eagles from the Eagle Garden

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Garden just before the wall garden

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Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs

Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs

Rose Garden

Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs

Rose Garden

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Wall Garden

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Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs

Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs

Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs

The furthest North we made it

We didn’t make it to the end of the Wall Garden and we missed the Shakespeare Garden completely. I’m really glad we went, it was a nice walk and the flowers are beautiful. If you are looking for a nice walk, this would be a great place to go.

Have you been to the Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs? What did you think?

 

4 Comments on "Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs"

  1. KathleenS August 22, 2013 at 10:06 pm · Reply

    That’s beautiful! I have never heard of this place. Thank you so much for showing us these great places to take the kids!

  2. Kathy H August 24, 2013 at 6:54 pm · Reply

    Thanks for the info on this one, We enjoyed our walk around this park this morning. A good find, keep them coming.

  3. joanne August 29, 2013 at 4:27 pm · Reply

    Hi, I love your website; gave me so many tips as to where to take my son.
    Definately going to check out this Botanical Gardens this weekend.
    But as I was checking, the address you listed for the botanical gardens is actually for Baker Park.
    Botanical Garden seems to be more east of silver springs as they indicated on their website.
    Am I missing something here?

    • danawyyc August 29, 2013 at 7:09 pm · Reply

      Hi Joanne,

      Sorry about that. I often use the previous similar post as a template. I’ll fix the address. The map is correct.
      Dana

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