The Muttart Conservatory remains closed in compliance with the current provincial public health orders. We look forward to welcoming visitors back when it is deemed safe to do so, and we are excited to show off improvements that have been made to the facility over the past 18 months. The Muttart has been identified in Step 3 of the Province’s relaunch plan with a tentative reopening date in late March. We are caring for the plants and preparing for when we are able to reopen.
Climates represented in this pyramid include:
- Boreal and deciduous forest
- Grasslands and Mediterranean scrub
In the Pyramid
The Temperate Pyramid is 7100 square feet in size, standing 79 feet high which is tall enough for some trees to reach maturity. Seasonal climate temperatures are carefully controlled to simulate the seasons.
Plants growing in this pyramid are closest to those native to our climate here in Edmonton. Plants are adapted to seasonal growth patterns, with summer and winter seasons.
Changing with the seasons, colourful floral displays enhance the rich foliage. Plants go dormant in winter and burst into spring growth of green leaves and blooms. A variety of plants including many herbs, grasses and shrubs accompany larger trees.