Although traditional bonsai tend to be evergreen plants, here at the Muttart we have delicately pruned these trees into unique shapes. Some people say you can start trimming a bonsai tree after 5 years and it won't be in presentable condition until it is 10 to 15 years old. Some bonsai can even live to be over 100! Luckily our Seijo Elm (Ulmus parifolia) and Benjamin Fig Tree (Ficus benjamina) grow a little bit faster.

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We released some ladybugs in the Feature Pyramid today as part of our integrated pest management activities at the conservatory. Looks like they're settling in nicely on some of the orchids!

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Kenneth Johnson
· September 17, 2017
I happen to visit the Muttart Conservatory during the solar eclipse and it was my first time there, so I didn't know what to expect. Having seen the glass pyramids from above as I traveled by on the #...8 bus �, I was intrigued. We had bicycled from the Westmount area and ate our lunch on the grounds before entering the Conservatory. The first pyramid we toured was the Tropical. It became almost a game as I tried to find all the hidden surprises. My favourite was the Arid exhibit. The display of the wagon wheel and cattle skull was cool. Saving the feature exhibit for last, I was kinda disappointed. It looked sparse and too wide open, compared to the other pyramids. But regardless, I'll be back again. See More
Helena Lemos Beça
· December 29, 2017
It's been a few years since my last visit to the Muttart Conservatory and I had never visited during Christmas. What treat to see the beautiful colours of poinsettias all over the pyramid. Of course, ...the Tropical display is still my favourite � The renovation added a lot of charm and the café is a great addition. Nice little break from the terrible winter cold. See More
Melinda Padre-Ducay
· August 18, 2017
We were just there yesterday. There were 12 of us, 7 kids and 5 adults. We really, really enjoyed it!! The best part that we liked is the Canada 150 theme. The kids really liked the place and so us, t...he adults. We will definitely go back again next year. I will recommend this place to everybody!! It is so relaxing to be there!!! See More
Carolina Hirsch
· October 11, 2017
I Live in a tropical country, so Muttart is beautiful, but not different from what we have.
There is a seasonal exposition which I could not see, but I believe its pretty neat.
The neighborhood around... is gourgeous and you can Go through a very nice walk till downtown. See More
Lisa Thomas
· November 25, 2017
We love coming to the Muttart and have a annual family pass. One thing i find EXTEMELY frustrating (and have for the entire 5 years that weve had the annual pass), we come to see the feature pyramid.... Every Saturday at various times of thr day, its closed for weddings, photo sessions and so on. Its a HUGE waste of our time and money to come and not be able to get in to the feature pyramid or be told by staff that we have to wait an hour and a half to get in.
Ive mentioned a number of times to the staff that it sure would be nice to know ahead of time. I lve suggested they post it on their web site or FB the times that it will be closed. Then other people could plan their visits accordingly. I often bring my disabled aunt with us and its not an easy task onlu to arrive and find out we cant access the feature pyramid for 1.5 hrs... Muttart... i don't understand why you refuseto help people preplan their visits by posting closures!!! Is it because you dont want to lose money??? You want people to come anyways???
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Avery Armstrong
· December 11, 2017
I love the muttart. The feature pyramid isn't always the most exciting. But I love the tropical pyramid. I love how there are the Latin labels underneath because I'm a plant nerd and like to learn new... things when I go. See More
Briana Huether
· December 18, 2017
I love this place. One of my favourite things in Edmonton, annual Membership is 100% worth it. It’s a lovely quick afternoon visit to enjoy some beautiful plants and creative displays feature displays.
Rikki Lee Kushnirak
· August 14, 2017
Been in the summer and the winter and I absolutely love it you can go with a tour or guide yourself so you can go as slow or as quick as you want honestly such a beautiful date idea or even just somet...hing to do :) See More
Heather Johnson
· January 10, 2018
A lovely spot in the river valley to spend a few hours. Also a terrific restaurant (Culina) to share a soup and a glass of wine for lunch.
Heather Hansen
· January 4, 2018
The Muttart Conservatory is such a treat in the cold winter months! The feature pyramid always ends up being our favourite. The summer we love to see the gardens outside, they’re gorgeous!
Angela Richer Magnes
· November 19, 2017
Enjoyed seeing all the displays on each of the pyramids. Started our visit with a wedding party being sung to in their native language as they exit the building. I asked a couple what country they wer...e from & he said Atria in Africa. See More
Theresa Yaremchuk
· October 30, 2017
The kids loved seeing the differenct pyramids. We went for the halloween event and it was fun for the kids and the staff were very friendly and great with the kids.
Dean Statham
· September 30, 2017
I love coming here and spending time with the plants. This week is the first time I saw the garden outside and it was just as beautiful as the inside.
Susan Hamilton
· August 2, 2017
Hidden gem in the middle of the city. We especially loved the Canada 150 theme this year. Beautiful mix of plants and art. I think I have found my happy place �
Elizabeth Wenlisy
· August 22, 2017
Was just there yesterday taking a friend that hadn't been there yet. I have been blessed to go multiple times. I was however disappointed with the featured Canada's 150 decore. Pretty but I myself tho...ught there could've been a lot more imaginative thought and effort put into it. Still pretty but because I've been to th Muttart at different times of the season is was somewhat disappointing, compared to other displays. See More
Leanne CJ
· November 19, 2017
A beautiful landmark in Edmonton - I would recommend it to anyone that has a love for plants. I can't wait to visit again.
Ross Ventura
· September 3, 2017
Needs a snack place that's not a cafè. 2 Italian sodas, a bag of gummies and a tea biscuit came up to $18.
Sparky Dm
· November 25, 2017
Beautiful place to spend the day. Four glass pyramids, Arid, temperate, tropical and a feature pyramid that is changed many times a year, A must see, when you are in Edmonton, Alberta.
Stephanie Smith
· July 25, 2017
A great trip on bad weather days. Self guided. Goes as quickly or slowly as you'd like. There's even a cafe and a gift shop
Rob Raincock
· August 12, 2017
Great for amateur photographers and botany enthusiasts alike! A decent restaurant for a snack and a modest gift shop. Rotating seasonal displays.

Thanks Edmonton Tourism for including our new adult nights in your winter date night guide! If you haven't checked it out yet, be sure to visit us on Wednesdays from 5-9pm for our 18+ nights!

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Come down to the Muttart Conservatory for a late but still extra special Valentine's Day celebration! In our pyramids love blossoms almost as often as our plants do! Have a dinner date at Culina before coming in and experiencing some romantic activities. We'll be making Corsages and Hot Chocolate, listening to live music, and exploring the Pyramids under the stars.

Regular admission to attend!

Thu 6:00 PM UTC-07Muttart ConservatoryEdmonton, AB, Canada
261 people interested

Here is a sneak peek of one of many beautiful orchids that can be spotted in our new feature pyramid, 'From Asia with Love'. Our special collection of orchids isn't just found in our Feature pyramid, so next time you visit try and spot where our orchids live in our Temperate and Tropical pyramids too!

For more information about our orchid collection, you can check out the link below:

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What better way to celebrate the year of the Dog than a visit to the Muttart! Take in the sights of our new Feature Pyramid 'From Asia with Love' while enjoying our warm hospitality. Try your hand at planting and taking part in some amazing cultural activities. This year we've again partnered with the Edmonton Chinese Bilingual Education Association! Dancing will take place in Center Court (times will be updated soon!), so don't miss out on this amazing experience!

NOTE: Due to construction, we will not have a fireworks show this year. However, as an alternative we are offering free Bannock cooking and Free Horse Drawn Wagon rides during the event! Check out for more info! Regular admission to attend.

Sat 4:00 PM UTC-07Muttart ConservatoryEdmonton, AB, Canada
1,475 people interested

Happy Ukrainian New Year! Come join us at Culina for a Ukrainian Pop Up Dinner at the Muttart this Thursday evening! While reservations are not required they are recommended, check out the link below for contact info!…/muttart_conservatory/cafe.aspx

Thu 5:00 PM UTC-07Muttart ConservatoryEdmonton, AB, Canada
25 people interested

Staghorn ferns (Platycerium bifurcatums) are epiphytic plants, meaning they grow on another plant. Although this may seem strange it provides the plant with many benefits such as being closer to light and being out of reach of some predators. Straghorns are often found in humid environments where they can get all the water they need from the air around them, thus allowing them not to need a terrestrial root system. Can you think of any other epiphytic plants?

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Check out this great opportunity to engage on a new public art project set for the Valley Line LRT stop at Muttart Conservatory! The January 20th event will run 2-4pm.

Space is limited and filling up fast; please RSVP to, if interested!

Sat 1:30 PM UTC-07Muttart ConservatoryEdmonton, AB, Canada
109 people interested

Opuntia is a genus of cactus that has plenty of culinary uses. Not only can the fruit of the cactus be eaten (as long as the spines are sanded off first!), but the cochineal insect, which eats Opuntia sap, can be turned into a red food dye. The Opuntia cactus is also on the coat of arms of Mexico.

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Dino Plants -- Ages 3-5
Thursday, January 11
10:15am - Noon

Take a step back in time and search for dino-sized plants on your journey through the pyramids. We'll touch trees dinosaurs ate for dinner and even make our own leaf fossils to take home! You'll top off this program by planting a dino-riffic plant to care for yourself.


For more information & to register:…/animal-nature-awareness-infant-pr…
(click on "Dino Plants")
OR call 311
OR visit a cashier at any City of Edmonton rec centre or attraction
Course Code: 619476

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The artillery plant, or Pilea microphylla, is a member of the Urticaceae or nettle family. It gets its interesting name from the way it disperses pollen; its tiny, green male flowers explode when dry to scatter pollen in the air. It is also commonly grown as ground cover in many areas.

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Bundle up and spend the first day of 2018 at the Muttart! We'll be celebrating the New Year with Kids' Corner today at 10:30 AM and Pyramid Tours from 12:30-2:00 PM

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Our jade plant (Crassula ovata) is blooming! Jade plants are known for their deep, jade colored leaves and beautiful white or pink flowers. They are also a very common house plant because they are quite happy indoors and require very little water. Come see our jade plant's flowers in the arid pyramid.

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The Dawn Redwood is both a deciduous and a coniferous plant! Meaning it loses its leaves and produces cones. Crazy! Can you think of another deciduous conifer?

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Wow! Check out this plant! This is a nearly spineless cactus called Bishop's Cap. The scientific name astrophytum is Greek for star plant. Each plant can have 3-7 star like projections (vertical ribs). Come give this plant a visit, it can be found in the Muttart's Arid Pyramid.

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