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The Muttart is currently closed due to COVID-19 public health restrictions. We are looking forward to reopening the Muttart when the current public health order is rescinded. In the meantime, please stay tuned to our website and social media channels for the most up to date information about the opening. 

Arid Biomes

  • Mediterranean forests
  • Woodlands and scrub
  • Deserts, hot and cold

In the Pyramid

The Arid Pyramid is 4200 square feet in size, standing 59 feet high. Specimens in this pyramid represent cacti and succulents, generally from locations that receive less than 25cm of precipitation per year.

The plants here come to us from 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 these harsh environments, plants are slow-growing with long life spans that have evolved into unusual shapes and forms. Often, these plants are of economic importance in otherwise non-arable lands.

Biome Map

Arid Biome Map

Arid Biome Map

For More Information

Muttart Conservatory

9626 - 96A Street
Edmonton, AB
T6C 4L8


If you are outside Edmonton call: 780-442-5311


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