Discover the Pyramids
Putrella (Pew-trella) is a "Giant Corpse Flower" or "Titum Arum", nature's tallest flowering plant.
The desert plant, named Beila, has spent 35 years in the Arid Pyramid.
Tour The Pyramids
Join us every Saturday and Sunday for a guided tour of the arid, tropical and temperate pyramids. Tours are approximately 45 minutes long and start at 10:30am, 1pm, and 2pm.
If you are visiting during the week, can’t make it to a guided tour on the weekend, or prefer to explore the pyramids at your own pace, you can access self guided walking tours of the pyramids at the facility.
The jungle-like environment is lush, green and fragrant, while the air is humid and warm. The plants come from tropical rainforests, tropical evergreen forests or tropical grasslands, and are often showy and bright. A waterfall cascades into the centre of the pyramid where small fish and water lilies make their home. An Orchid Hut houses many orchid varieties, some of which perfume the air.
Arid PyramidThe plants here come to us from the hot and cold dry areas of the world, spanning five continents. They share an ability to thrive in environments with dry air, irregular moisture and wide day/night temperature fluctuations. To survive their harsh environment, these plants have evolved into unusual shapes and forms. Often, these plants are of economic importance in otherwise non-arable lands.
Temperate PyramidThis pyramid best represents plants from those parts of the world closest in climate to ours here in Edmonton. Changing with the seasons, colourful floral displays enhance the rich foliage. Carefully controlled environmental conditions allow the plants to go dormant in winter and burst into spring growth of green leaves and colourful blooms while snow still lingers in Edmonton. The result is dramatic seasonal changes that are a feast for the senses.
The exhibit changes completely 5 – 7 times per year providing new experiences for visitors. Unique themed displays and fabulous seasonal celebrations highlight the creativity of the Muttart staff.
Central AtriumThe Central Atrium is encircled by a fresco mural entitled “Circle of Life” by Canadian Aboriginal artist and member of the Order of Canada, Alex Janvier. It is also home to changing visual art exhibits from new and emerging artists.
For more information:
Muttart Conservatory9626 - 96A Street
If you are outside Edmonton call: 780-442-5311