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Cascade Gardens

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Address: 101 Mountain Avenue | behind Administration Building, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Even in Sept there were still some lovely flowers

Walked around this park, plenty of flowers still in bloom, nice winding pathways and various places to stand and sit taking in the views. Shame the water feature wasn't working.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 October 2016
Margaret G
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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Lakeland, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cascade Gardens if a must-see in Banff if you are a lover of flowers & gardens. We were there in late July, and the flowers were so beautiful that I could not stop taking photos! It is quite small and can be seen in under 30 minutes, or take a picnic lunch and enjoy a mid-day respite!

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Walked around this park, plenty of flowers still in bloom, nice winding pathways and various places to stand and sit taking in the views. Shame the water feature wasn't working.

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Burlingame, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The Gardens and the adminstration building was closed for renovation. All gates were closed except one for worker but no sign indicates the garden was closed until I run into a worker who told me that garden is closed for renovation.

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Bristol
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Unfortunately when we visited it was closed due to reconstruction. When we visited 16 years ago it was a good place to visit and wonder through.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We were looking forward to seeing these gardens but when we visited large parts of them were closed for refurbishment. Consequently we were unable to fully appreciate them and had to be content with viewing those parts which were not a building site, from the roadside.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Lovely garden with nice walkways. Very nice unique wooden structures. Take some time and go have a stroll through the gardens.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Only the main building can be visited. A number of entrances are closed and the place is a bit like a building site when I was here. I don't know when it will be finished but if you are visiting in September 2016 then you may be out of luck to visit this place and see the gardens. Hopefully opening... More 

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Geneva, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

The gardens are still blooming in September. Some gardens had been pulled up but what remained was beautiful. There are small man-made waterfalls earlier in the year.

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Thank Jeannie S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Even though it was late in the season, we still enjoyed this garden. Some beds looked like they had been newly planted. The colors were wonderful and the landscaping is very pleasing. There are numerous spots for good portraits. We would always choose to visit this spot. Very tranquil.

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Thank Becky B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

This is a great place to picnic, toss a football and just relax and stroll through the garden. We always love to visit this site.

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