Reader Rock Garden is an Edwardian era Arts and Crafts style rockery. Located steps from historic Union Cemetery and the Calgary Stampede grounds at 325 – 25th Avenue S.E., this three-acre garden consists of a matrix of rock paths, steps and walls that form numerous planting beds and a variety of microclimates and garden areas. The Garden dates from 1913 and was historically used as a private residence for influential Parks Superintendant, William Roland Reader. The reconstructed house features a café, catering and classroom space. Take in the city skyline or enjoy a leisurely walk at this unique botanical treasure.
325–25th Avenue S.E., Calgary, T2G 5V1
Children Friendly Garden
Restaurant on Site
No Admission Fee
Parking on Site
Accessible by Public Transit
Tour Bus Parking
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Bring the Kids!
Summer’s here and Canada’s public gardens are at their best. You know you want to visit them yourself – who wouldn’t want to stroll through a beautiful park filled with flowers – but maybe you feel you’re so tied up with your children or grandchildren you just can’t get away. Well, there’s an easy solution to that: bring them along!