When Can We Visit the Gardens at the Zoo

May 28, 2013

The Robin Smith Meditation Garden and Heritage Rose Gardens are public gardens maintained by the Saskatchewan Perennial Society.

You can visit the gardens anytime throughout the year, when the gates to the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo are open. In the winter months you can also walk through the Zoo at no charge. The paths of the gardens are crusher dust and the gardens are fully wheelchair accessible. For those with mobility problems, you can park near the entrance of the gardens. The paths in the gardens are not cleared in the winter but you can have a look and peak in at the entrance.

There is a $4.50 park fee at the gate of the grounds from May 1st to September 2nd.

Anytime is a good time to visit. There is always something of interest. Right now tulips are blooming in the Heritage Rose Garden and Lungwort (Pulmonaria), Marsh Marigold (Caltha), the Irises and the 'Thunderchild' crab apple are putting on a show in the Meditation Garden. Soon the Crabapples in the Rose Garden will also be in full bloom.

June is Peony time in both gardens and the spring flowering roses 'Prairie Peace', 'Hazeldean' and 'Suzanne' should be blooming. Early July the other Roses should be coming into their own, and lilies should also be blooming.

The Park is open:

May 1st - Sept 2 7.30 am to 9 pm

Sept 4 - Sept 20 7.30 am to 7 pm

Oct 1st - Apr 14 7.30 am to 4.30 pm

Apr 15 - Apr 30 7.30 am to 7 pm