Skip to main content

The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe. We also acknowledge all of the Indigenous, Inuit and Métis peoples who make Alberta their home today.

Imaginative Gardens: DIY Greenhouse

Imaginative Gardens: DIY Greenhouse

Did you know that plants have long held a fascination for artists and architects? For instance, artists have created botanical illustrations used for both pleasure and scientific study. One of the most famous and accomplished illustrators was Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717).

A special type of architecture called landscape architecture incorporates plants when designing parks, playgrounds and outdoor public spaces. We are lucky to feature the design work of Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, one of Canada’s most well-known landscape architects, at the AGA. The exhibition, Genius Loci, includes drawings and blueprints of some of her most famous and innovative spaces.

In this DIY Greenhouse activity, you will dream, design and plant your own summer garden. Start your seeds early with a DIY greenhouse before planting your seedlings outside. Observe as your garden grows throughout the season and draw endless inspiration from the changing landscape. 

Get the full instructions here.

Hours

Monday: closed
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: 11am-5pm
Thursday: 11am-7pm
Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday: 11am-5pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm

Admission

AGA members
FREE
Youth 0-17
FREE
Alberta students 18+
FREE
Out-of-province students
$10
General admission
$14
Seniors 65+
$10

Location

2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T5J 2C1

780.422.6223
info@youraga.ca

Directions

The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe. We also acknowledge all of the Indigenous, Inuit and Métis peoples who make Alberta their home today.